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At AGR®, we see the invisible® by bringing revolutionary optical sensing technology to the palm of your hand.

We aim to remove guesswork from
visual inspection with our proprietary 
optical scanning platform - Spectre®. 
AGR® is focused on the analysis of light frequencies, or "colors", that span beyond what the human eye can see to bring lab-grade material identification to the field.  Spectroscopy, or frequency analysis, is only our first step towards changing the way everyday users harness the power of emerging optical technology. 



What type of innovator can nurture the spark of inspiration into a sustainable reality? 


At AGR®, we have put those pieces of the puzzle together.  Our founders offer a wealth of worldly experience, hailing from 3 countries spread across the globe.  After first meeting as members of the University of Rochester's premier scholarship cohort, a shared vision emerged from the common bonds of friendship and entrepreneurship.  Necessity is indeed the mother of invention, however, as opportunities dwindled with the onset of the Pandemic.  Instead of shying away from the unknown, the founders forged a new path with experience built from engineering solutions at leading companies such as Google to Bausch+Lomb.  Thus, AGR® was born.  Since then, our team has never stopped moving towards innovation with a sense of passion and urgency.  The unique challenges that were overcome by building our business during a global crisis have left indelible marks of tenacity and grit on our identity.  As the reality of a new future emerges, our product and vision are balanced with experience humbled by the harshest of circumstances.  We remain perched in a position to shape the future of the industry.



Duncan Moore, PhD

U of R, Kingslake Professor of Optics

U of R, Vice Provost for Entrepreneurship

Gradient Lens Corporation, Founder

Clinton White House OSTP, Associate Director of Technology


Julian Goldstein

Navitar Inc, CEO


Greg Schmidt, PhD

U of R, Assistant Professor of Optics


David D'Angelo

Donde, Head of Sales

VentureWell E-Team Accelerator, Former Director


Jenifer Bunis

Westlake PhotonicsOwner and Consultant

SynradFormer Executive VP


Richard Handler

Jefferies Financial Group, CEO

U of R, Chairman of the Board of Trustees


Maureen Ballatori

29 Design Studio, Founder and CEO

Port 100, Co-Owner

Metro Collective, Co-Owner


Craig McGowan

RIT, Adjunct Professor and NSF I-Corps Site Accelerator Coach

Innovia CoLabs, Director

Kodak, Former Global PM


Kathleen Driscoll

Ain Center for Entrepreneurship, Assoc. Director


Adam Purtee, PhD

U of R, Asst. Professor of Computer Science (AI & Networks)


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National Academy of Inventors

AGR® represented innovation in optical technology as one of four teams selected to present at the NAI's Annual Conference 

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