Dr. Nathan Kundtz is the founder and Chief Executive Officer and President of Kymeta® Corporation. Kymeta has been recognized for its disruptive technology that will make mobile communications more accessible and secure the world over. In the last four years Dr. Kundtz and his team at Kymeta have closed $124 million in funding and developed a thinner, flatter, lighter satellite antenna technology; making it feasible to connect anything that moves to high speed, high bandwidth satellite networks like never before.
For his work at Kymeta Dr. Kundtz was recognized as a 2016 LinkedIn Next Wave professional and earned the 2016 2b AHEAD Innovators Award during the 15th Annual 2b AHEAD ThinkTank Future Congress. This award was closely preceded by the Frost & Sullivan 2016 New Product Innovation Award. The company has also been recognized as a CNBC Disruptor, a FiReStarter by Strategic News Network and a top 50 MIT Technology Review Disruptive Company.
Dr. Kundtz has been instrumental in forming significant partnerships signed with industry leaders including Toyota, Intelsat, Panasonic, Inmarsat, Sharp, Intellian, O3b and more.
Dr. Kundtz has a Masters in Electrical Engineering and PhD in Physics from Duke University. His work has covered topics in low-temperature condensed matter physics as well as metamaterials and microwave devices; areas in which he has amassed more than 40 patents and patent applications as well as over 30 peer reviewed publications. His award-winning doctoral research at Duke provided the basis upon which Kymeta would later be founded. Dr. Kundtz is currently an adjunct assistant professor of Electrical Engineering at Duke University as well as a member of the Graduate School Board of Visitors.
Dr. Kundtz’s work in metamaterials at Duke led to his recruitment to Intellectual Ventures in Bellevue, WA, where he pioneered the use of metamaterials technologies in electronic beam-forming applications. The success of this technology at Intellectual Ventures ultimately led to the spin-out of Kymeta Corporation in August 2012.