Class of 2017


Suncayr’s product, SPOT, is a smart indicator of UV light to help everyone to be safer in the sun. SPOT shows sunscreen users when their sunscreen is protecting them and when it is no longer protecting them using a simple color change.



Andrew Martinko
Co-Founder & CEO
Derek Jouppi
Co-Founder & COO
Chad Sweeting
Co-Founder & CTO
Dr. Juri Mobus
Head of Research & Material Production


How did your team meet each other?

AM We were friends since our first year of University in 2010. We worked on projects together, hung out after class, and have worked on Suncayr for almost more than three years now.

Finish this sentence: "I'll know my company has succeeded when..."

...children have improved their sun protection behavior so they have become true habits, like brushing their teeth twice a day.

Do you have a ritual you will do before you pitch for 43North?

I will meditate beforehand. I'll try not to practice - don't want to psych myself out.