Chairman and Chief Science Officer
Gregg Homer grew up in Los Angeles, California. He began inventing at age 12, when he put espresso grind coffee in a tea bag for instant steeped coffee and sold the invention to Hills Bros. Coffee in San Francisco for $2,000.
While in high school, Dr. Homer worked as a studio musician (piano and guitar) for Epic Records, as a close-up magician at the Magic Castle, and as an understudy in the LA cast of “Hair.” At 16, two years before graduation, Dr. Homer dropped out of high school to attend Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles. He graduated with a BA in English and spent his final year in the graduate creative writing program. Dr. Homer then attended Stanford Law School, where he graduated at the top of his class and served as a senior editor of the Stanford Law Review.
Dr. Homer practiced entertainment law in Los Angeles for two decades, served as an arbitrator for the Screen Actor’s Guild, and taught the entertainment law curriculum at Stanford Law School for several years.
While at Stanford, Dr. Homer completed an interdisciplinary doctorate in evolutionary neurology and economic game theory, writing his dissertation on the co-evolution of the neural system and social order.
Dr. Homer’s time at Stanford also reignited his early passion for invention and innovation. His first patent claimed a method for monitoring internet packets, now known as “deep packet inspection.” His next patent claimed the on-demand distribution of media files over the internet on a subscription basis, now know as “subscription on demand” and reflected in such delivery platforms as Netflix, Spotify, Hulu, Apple Music, and Amazon Prime. Dr. Homer’s third invention was laser eye color change, which has been developed for commercialization by Strōma Medical Corporation. Dr. Homer continues to invent, primarily in the fields of medical devices, media and communications, and enterprise software applications.