Chi Xu

Chi Xu is the Founder and CEO of XREAL, the world's leading consumer AR glasses brand today, with more than 350,000 units shipped and nearly 50% marketshare. Chi previously worked at NVIDIA as a software engineer and founded XREAL, then Nreal, in 2017. With Chi’s strategic vision, XREAL developed its inaugural AR glasses, the 6DOF revolutionary Light, accompanied by XREAL's self-developed 3D system called Nebula, which received extensive positive responses during CES 2019 and 2020 for its sleek form factor and impressive image quality. Under Chi's leadership, XREAL developed and released award-winning, recording-setting AR glasses in Air, Air 2 and Air 2 Pro between 2022 and 2023. Chi spearheaded the announcement of XREAL Air 2 Ultra at CES 2024, introducing next generation 6DOF lightweight AR glasses with the market's smallest 3D environment and SLAM sensors. XREAL Air 2 Ultra has received rave reviews for offering Apple Vision Pro and Meta Quest 3 comparable experiences in XREAL's stylish glasses design. Chi received a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Zhejiang University and later a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Minnesota.