Skyview grads’ ONtheGO Platforms sold to Silicon Valley company

"ONtheGO Platforms, a local innovator in software development for smart glasses, has been acquired by a Silicon Valley company thatalso is working on smart glasses technology, the two companies announced Wednesday.

The financial terms of the company’s acquisition by Atheer, of Mountain View, Calif., were not disclosed. Ryan Fink, co-founder and chief executive officer of ONtheGO Platforms, now becomes vice president of market development at Atheer. Co-founder Ty Frackiewiczbecomesthe company’s director of projects.

The Skyview High School graduates created ONtheGO Platforms, which has five employees at an office in Portland, in 2012. Both still live in Vancouver. Gary Peck, who remains with the company, is also a co-founder.

Fink said all ONtheGO employees will remain in Portland, relocating from Southeast Portland to downtown.

“The team is very happy and our investors are very happy,” Fink told The Columbian. “So, it was a good deal all around.”

Atheer pioneered what it calls the Augmented Interactive Reality, or AIR, computing platform that is responsive to gestures, voice and head motions by users of mobile smart glasses. That company has some 40 employees and has attracted funding from some of Silicon Valley’s most prominent investors. It builds hardware that powers smart glasses and an enterprise suite to incorporate the software into workflows."