Carl Freer has spent his career at the forefront of consumer technology in a number of industries. As the founder and chief innovation officer at Aluminaid, his most recent venture, a medical device company that provides industry-leading solutions for burn treatment and a growing portfolio of first-aid products. Aluminaid’s advancements, which Carl Freer has taken a key role in protecting, represent the first serious disruption to the market due to technology in over 100 years. Freer, who founded the business in 2010, has helped it to secure legal protection for its trademarks, as well as patents for its “Version-1” and “Version-2” burn dressings.
Prior to founding Aluminaid, Carl Freer obtained several patents for his own work. As the director of innovation and product development at Magitech Inc. from 2005 to 2008, he focused on methods for providing highly targeted advertising on mobile platforms. His U.S. patent number 20060064350, registered during his years with Magitech, offers protection for a method of serving advertising content. Magitech eventually sold the technology to Qualcomm Incorporated.
At other times during his career, Carl Freer has built technology for crowdsourcing, gaming, and mobile search. He spent two years as the chairman of FilmFunds, Inc., which he co-founded, guiding the company as it created an industry-specific crowdsourcing tool to bring together filmmakers seeking funding and film fans looking to take a more direct role in guiding films to market. Prior to his time at FilmFunds, he created a mobile-search application that used augmented-reality technology to guide users to websites based on real-world cues. In addition, Carl Freer served as the chairman of Tiger Telematics, Inc., which created the Gizmondo gaming system and the precursor to the Guitar Hero video-game series.