The appointment comes as Pointr accelerates growth, reaching 1.5 billion people every year with its location tech platform
London, 11 July 2019 - Thomas Alt, an experienced entrepreneur and former Apple Director, has joined the advisory board of Pointr, a location technology platform that allows venues in retail, aviation and hospitality to create immersive experiences and optimise operations with location intelligence.
“I’m thrilled to be appointed to Pointr’s advisory board,” said Thomas in a statement. “The company’s mission to digitise venues with location technology is extremely compelling for businesses, particularly in aviation, retail, hospitality and smart workplace.”
Thomas added that “Pointr has gathered impressive momentum thanks to the performance of their indoor location technology and their continuous investment in R&D. In less than a year, Pointr’s contracts in the aviation industry jumped over three-fold and they have many more deals in the pipeline.”
Ege Akpinar, Pointr founder and CEO, added that “Thomas’ invaluable experience in scaling tech companies and devising business strategies will support our continued and substantial growth.”
Thomas is an experienced entrepreneur and strategist. He founded Metaio, an Augmented Reality (AR) software company which was acquired by Apple in 2015. From 2015 – 2018 Thomas was based at Apple’s HQ in Cupertino, USA where he was Director of Engineering as well as Director of Procurement in the Strategic Deals Team. Thomas is highly skilled in Augmented Reality, Entrepreneurship and Strategic Partnerships and leads dealflow in key sectors including AR/VR, Automotive and Software. Thomas is currently a venture partner at Atlantic Bridge, a Global Growth Equity Technology Fund investing in technology companies in Europe, the US and China.
Pointr, the Deep Location company, is a global technology leader in real-time location for smart venues. The company works with major international customers in aviation, retail, hospitality and smart office to digitise their venues. It enables venues to create immersive location experiences and to improve operations.
Built by a team of computer scientists and fuelled by 6 patents, Pointr's Deep Location platform provides location-based services such as mapping, navigation and asset tracking, location-based marketing and powerful location analytics.
To date, Pointr is deployed across 18 countries across North America, Europe and Asia and powers geolocation for 1 billion people every year. Pointr has offices in London, Istanbul, Dubai and the US and local partners in Hong Kong and Singapore.