HeadLight was spun out of the University of Washington in 2005 by engineering students George White and Si Katara and their professors Joe Mahoney and Steven Muench. The company was incubated by the University’s CoMotion labs that strive to partner with the most innovative and entrepreneurial in the UW community providing mentorship, connections and for the most promising ideas like HeadLight… funding.
George and Si founded HeadLight with the aspiration to help improve the world around us. To demonstrate how technology can make infrastructure construction easier, simpler, safer. So in partnership with infrastructure and transportation leaders at state departments of transportation in Washington, Texas, Minnesota, and California, they went into the field! Over several months they listened, created, adjusted, and created again — all in an effort to deliver a solution that can dramatically improve how infrastructure construction is managed and, in turn, how our world is connected.
Today, our visual-based inspection technology enables clients to streamline and mobilize project inspections, communications, and documentation, leading to superior project deliveries. The HeadLight platform has been used on more than $10 billion worth of transportation construction projects nationwide. Customers include large departments of transportation, top-tier consulting engineering firms, contractors, equipment manufacturers, and industry-related materials companies.