Breathometer is the leader in breath analysis technology, with a mission to build the world’s first portable breath analysis platform.
Breathometer, today announced it has started shipping Mint, a digital health device that enables consumers to track and monitor their oral health.
Eighty million people in the U.S. struggle with bad breath — many of them don’t even know that they do, but the people around them are likely all too aware.
Charles Michael Yim is a successful entrepreneur who has started three companies to date and sold two of them by the time he turned 28. His most recent startup, Breathometer, became the very first company on the hit TV show “Shark Tank” to get an investment from every single shark.
Since Shark Tank, Breathometer has created another product, the Mint, a wireless oral health monitor that also plugs into a smartphone. Sensors in The Mint will detect bad breath (signs of bacteria, gum disease).
Since appearing on Shark Tank and having the full million dollars raised, Breathometer has become available at numerous retailers (and even online) for a lowered price of $39.99.
A new alcohol-detection device called the Breeze made by Breathometer Inc. from the U.S. has been produced to help reduce the number of drink-driving cases which have already claimed many drivers' lives.
Charles Michael Yim is expanding his breath analysis company, Breathometer, into new markets. Here's why five sharks and Richard Branson are coming along for the ride.
Charles Yim is the founder and CEO of Breathometer. Most recently, Charles was Founder and CEO of Chatterfly from inception, to acquisition by Plum District, a Kleiner Perkins company. Under Charles' leadership and vision, Chatterfly was able to become one of the most influential neighborhood reward platforms in the mobile space starting from the ground floor. Prior to Chatterfly, Charles was the Founder of ProBuddy, where he teamed up with a senior engineer at Facebook to develop a local service provider recommendation engine. Prior to that, Charles played an integral role in business development at Fortify Software, later acquired by HP.Before entering the software industry, Charles was heavily involved in a leadership role at Cintas Corporation as a Regional Six Sigma, where he was responsible for stream-lining business processes, business analytics, M&A and QA for the entire West Coast Operation within the Emerging Businesses Sector.Charles has appeared on ABC's hit show Shark Tank and has been interviewed by TechCrunch Live, USA Today, MSNBC, Fox Business News, Wall Street Journal and prolific blogger Robert Scoble. Charles is the Managing Director of cMy Ventures and is an Advisor for Stanford University's StartX Accelerator Program. Charles has authored multiple patents in embedded systems and is currently writing his first book. Charles graduated with a B.S. in Business Economics from UC Riverside and from Stanford Graduate School of Business in the Executive Program.
Over 20 years of senior management experience across a broad spectrum of industries, ranging from startups to large public corporations. He has held a variety of senior management positions at 5 technology start-ups and established corporations in the areas of bitcoin/blockchain, software/SaaS, hardware, semiconductor, manufacturing, and real estate. Michael has been involved in raising equity, IPO’s, M&A, and a variety of public and private debt instruments. Most recently, Michael was the first C-level executive/CFO and board member at BitFury, one of today's leading providers of transaction processing infrastructure that powers the bitcoin/blockchain digital network. During his tenure at BitFury, he led growth in company from seven employees/consultants to over 100; from one office to seven international locations; from almost no revenues to approximately nine-figure annual audited run-rate with significant EBITDA and a solid base for significant growth in 2015/2016. Previously, he was Corporate Controller @$70M Silicon Valley’s VC-backed software security start-up, filing the S1/NASDAQ; a joint venture partner with Morgan Stanley in Europe; as CFO, he led a successful $2.1B IPO on the LSE; and also has been a senior consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Michael received his M.Sc. in Management from Stanford Graduate School of Business, his MBA from Santa Clara University, and B.A. with double major in Economics and Diplomacy & World Affairs from Occidental College. He is also a CPA in California.
Accomplished scientist known for innovation and hands-on technical leadership. Recognized for driving complex projects from concept to scalable prototypes, defining technical feasibility and identifying and prioritizing high risk project components. Over 14 years of experience discovering and developing technologies across a wide range of products including consumer health, energy and renewables, industrial and military sensor products. Experienced technical manager with a broad knowledge of nanomaterial technology trends, data analytics and a clear understanding of system-level tradeoffs between cost, size, performance and power.
Over 15 years in executive management positions in new venture start-ups as well as publicly traded companies. His roles have spanned all aspects of Operations, HW & SW Development, Supply Chain, Quality, Technical Support, & Professional Services. Most recently Russ was the SVP of Operations at Echelon Corporation where he managed all manufacturing, quality, & supply chain for the product introduction and growth of the Smart Metering (IIOT) business. Under his watch, Echelon built, deployed, and supported millions (4M+) of Smart Meters throughout North America, Europe, and Russia. At the same time Echelon also sourced or manufactured, and deployed tens of millions (60M+) semi-conductors & transceivers to the LonWorks Building Automation (device networking) marketplace. Previously Russ managed all the Operations, Technical Support & Professional Services for NetDynamics, a software start-up in the Application Server marketplace. As part of the original Executive team, Russ built from ground up all operational processes and staffing including corporate infrastructure to support NetDynamics through its formation to successful sale to Sun Micro in 1999. Russ received his MS and BS in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University.