Thomas Alt and Peter Meier
Founders of Metaio - One of the First AR Startups

Thomas Alt and Peter Meier, co-founders of Metaio, were pivotal in advancing AR technology. Metaio, the second AR startup, launched in 2003 and became synonymous with AR innovation, developing tools like the Metaio SDK and Junaio browser. Metaio became an international leader in computer vision and augmented reality, and was acquired by Apple in 2015.

Alt, an engineer with a strategic vision, and Meier, a prolific inventor in AR and computer vision, developed Metaio into a cornerstone of AR's commercial and technical foundation, influencing how digital content intersects with the real world. Their contributions continue to underpin AR's evolution, from Metaio's early consumer applications to foundational AR technologies used globally.