Dr. Dave Haas

Dave took a hiatus from the startup world to get a Ph.D. from Duke University to understand the physiology of whales. At Duke, he developed the optical technology and software behind FaunaLabs.

A serial entrepreneur, prior to his PhD he was COO, Chairman, and EVP of Worldwide Game Studios for PopCap (Plants vs. Zombies & Bejeweled).

Lily, Dave's Italian Greyhound, is FaunaLabs/ first animal tester

Sam Kelly

Sam grew up in Rotorua, New Zealand, around animals at his family's vet clinic. While attending Duke as an engineering student, he linked up with Dave, designing the hardware behind FaunaLabs.

Sam is heavily involved in hard tech for wildlife conservation, leading projects in edge-AI systems, designing rugged genetic diagnostic tools, and helping scientists create tools.

Finn, Sam's Labrador Springer, is FaunaLabs' model and stress tester.