VisionBuddy

About Us

What we believe

We believe in simplicity.

Low vision community have been deprived of great quality of life for many years, and we are here to change it using innovations in science and technology. We’re building a future where people with visual impairment are independent again, and are able to enjoy little things in life usually taken for granted.

Who we are

Vision Buddy™ is the outcome of 3 entrepreneurs with diverse expertise and experience getting together on a common mission to make the life of visually impaired community exponentially better and happier. Simplicity is our motto, and we strive to provide the best possible user experience to our users.

FOUNDERS

Zack Afridi

Zack Afridi is a hands-on Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with expertise in business development, sales, strategic partnerships and data analytics. He has two master’s degrees in Business Administration and in Information Systems. He has over 15 years of experience in sales and marketing. As a leader with analytical mindset, Zack is comfortable in any role from the executive boardroom to taking a customer call on the floor. He is a savvy negotiator know for strong business development and relationship building skills. In his last role as the VP of Sales at med tech startup IrisVision, Zack build high-performance sales teams and a network of dealers which was the key to the company’s success. He is extremely passionate about helping the low vision community and improving their lives through technology.

Abdul Zalil

Abdul oversees the overall operations at Vision Buddy. He plays a critical role of connecting technology with customer needs, and steering the overall strategic and operations roadmap. He has more than 15 years of experience helping both startup and enterprise companies deliver better product and customer experience. In his prior roles, he has served as Head of Product at a leading low vision med tech startup (IrisVision), Chief Technology Officer at nation’s first real money mobile gaming platform (easyPlay), technology consultant at Cisco, Infrastructure Project Portfolio manager at bio tech company ( Life Technologies ) and many others. He is creative at heart, and loves to play drums, experiment with digital art and music. He also loves adventure sports, and you may find him skydiving, hang gliding, river rafting, or maybe sailing by the shores of Berkeley!.

D. Emmanuel Feinsmith

D.. Emmanuel Feinsmith leads the overall technology roadmap at Vision Buddy. He has over 30 years experience at the highest levels of software R&D, working in leadership roles in cutting-edge research groups in large companies such as IBM, Apple, Amazon, Goldman, Sachs, AT&T, Yelp, Dow Jones as well as with numerous successful start-up companies. He is always deeply involved in the latest research and technology at the level of conceptualization, implementation, architecture, project design/implementation and group-formation.