Kraft in 2017
Noah Alexander Kraft|
Los Angeles, California
|Alma mater||Brown University|
|Occupation||Chief Executive, Entrepreneur|
|Organization||Doppler Labs, Bleed for This, Clown & Sunset Aesthetics, 300 Entertainment|
|Spouse(s)||Caroline Straty Kraft|
Noah Kraft is a media and technology executive and entrepreneur. Most recently, he was the CEO and co-founder of the San Francisco-based audio technology company, Doppler Labs which he co-founded with Fritz Lanman in 2013.
Early life and education
Kraft was born In Los Angeles, California and attended Oakwood School in North Hollywood, California. He graduated from Brown University with a dual degree in International Relations and History.
In 2009, Kraft was hired by Chad Verdi to be the Chief Operating Officer of Verdi Productions. Kraft developed and produced several films for Verdi Productions including Bleed for This, a boxing biopic about Rhode Island boxer Vinny Pazienza starring Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart. The film was executive produced by Martin Scorsese who Kraft met in 2011 to recruit for the film. Bleed for This debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2016 and was released in theaters on November 18, 2016. It was named a Critic’s Pick by the New York Times.
In 2011, Kraft Co-Founded Clown & Sunset Aesthetics (CSA) with electronic musician Nicolas Jaar. CSA was an interdisciplinary production house that was home to the Clown & Sunset record label, released the first ever Darkside album and Don't Break My Love on "The Prism," and produced immersive multimedia events like "From Scratch" at MoMA PS1.
In 2013, Kraft co-founded the audio technology company Doppler Labs where he served as CEO. At its peak, Doppler Labs employed 75 people and raised over $50 Million in the pursuit of redefining the field of in-ear technology. Doppler labs produced three products: DUBS Acoustic Filters, high-tech ear plugs that reduced volume while maintaining acoustical fidelity, Here Active Listening, and Here One, a pair of wireless smart earbuds  that allow users to selectively filter ambient sound, stream music, and amplify speech. Here One has been called the world’s first in-ear computer.
Prior to founding Doppler Labs, Kraft was a strategic consultant for Google working for John Hanke and Niantic labs on Ingress. Kraft also worked for Lyor Cohen during the founding of 300 Entertainment
Industry honors and appearances
Kraft was the Forbes' "30 Under 30" Featured Honoree in the Consumer Technology category in 2017. He was named one of Inc Magazine’s “30 Under 30 Most Brilliant Young Entrepreneurs” in 2016, and as one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business” in the Tech Category in 2017. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Rolling Stone, and Wired and was profiled in Fast Company's “Doppler Labs and the Quest to Build a Computer for the Ears”.
Kraft has been recognized for his product innovation by Inc Magazine’s Game Changing Inventions of 2015, TIME Magazine’s Best Inventions of 2015, SXSW’s "Best of Show" and "Music and Audio Innovations" Awards in 2016, the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Gold for Product Design in 2016 and through Here One's induction into the Smithsonian Institute's Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York City in 2018.
Kraft has spoken at TechCrunch Disrupt, Outside Valley, the CNET and TechCrunch stages at CES 2017, and Collision 2017. He has also been featured on Bloomberg West, CNN Money, CNBC, Fox Business  and CBS This Morning.
Kraft married Caroline Straty Kraft in 2014. They met in 2006 while both studying at Brown University.
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