At Ondaka we are all about visual, industrial, intelligence. Our mission is to help our heavy industry & critical infrastructure customers access mission critical information quickly and efficiently by building intensely visual data management tools and services that empower them.

John Joseph

Chief Executive Officer


John has been working in highly technical startups for over 15 years. In that time, John was co-founder and COO of PacketZoom Inc. (acq: Roblox), which developed a proprietary technology to deliver mobile content 2-3x faster than standard internet protocols. Prior to PacketZoom, John was VP of product and engineering for PlayHaven (a mobile LTV maximization company), spent time overseas leading the messaging division of Bigfoot Global Solutions (a communications company), then moved to New York where he co-founded Fountain Mobile (a content generation company), and finally lent his product development talents to the likes of Virgin Mobile.

John holds a BSc in Computer Science from Queen’s University.

Mothusi Pahl

Chief Commercial Officer


Mothusi is a 15-year heavy industry veteran, holding such positions as SVP of business development, sales and marketing of energy technology at Alphabet Energy, General Manager at Cummins (NYSE: CMI), an investment banker at KNN-Zions First National Bank (NASDAQ: ZION). Mothusi is recognized internationally as an authority on the intersection of heavy industry and technology innovation and has spoken at dozens of universities, oil & gas trade organizations, and governmental agencies around the world.

Mothusi holds an MBA from Yale University, a BA in economics from UC Santa Cruz as well as a number of oil & gas operations certificates from UT Austin. Furthermore, Mothusi holds three patents in the field of energy recovery.

Chief Technology Officer


Tim has split his time between the world of academia and the world of startups. Tim brings over a decade of highly technical experience with a wide range of products covering the whole technology spectrum from semiconductors to mobile apps for enterprise solutions. He has worked with and managed interdisciplinary teams on projects for IOT, consumer and industrial monitoring and automation, wearables, and hardware systems at companies and institutions ranging from stealth technology startups to the labs of U.C. Berkeley.

Tim holds a Ph.D., an M.S. and a B.S.. from the University of California, Berkeley in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences. Furthermore, Tim holds six patents in the fields of semiconductors and communication.

Jonathan Schaffer

Chief Operations Officer


Jonathan brings over a decade’s worth of experience in innovation strategy, product development, and business operations working with iconic brands such as American Airlines, AT&T, FedEx, Intel, NASA, and Whirlpool. Prior to joining Ondaka Jonathan co-founded the wearable-tech company PureCarbon. As CEO of PureCarbon, he invented the technology behind the smart strength-training Delta Gloves. Before his time as a founder, Jonathan led the SF based office for Idea Couture (an innovation strategy firm) where he was responsible for company operations and leading numerous interdisciplinary teams on projects in the IoT, VR, AR, Retail, Apparel, Consumer Electronics, Telecommunications, Air Travel, and Business Services spaces.

Jonathan holds an MBA from Cornell University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University. Jonathan has been a registered patent agent for over a decade and holds two patents from his work at PureCarbon.


Our Team

We are a team of serial entrepreneurs, energy sector veterans, experienced technologists, hotshot engineers and customer centric designers. We know what our customers know – that understanding industrial sites is a challenging, time and resource consuming process. We are using our collective expertise to build tools that enable our customers to connect with the right knowledge faster. Faster time to knowledge means fewer costly mistakes, fewer minutes of lost production, and fewer resources wasted.

Our guiding philosophy – build tools that get out of the way, giving you more options than anyone else to connect you with what you need to know, when you need to know it.

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Ondaka in the news

At the exclusive 8th Open Innovation Competition held at NTT Data’s corporate headquarters in Tokyo, Ondaka was selected as one of 12 finalists from a field of thousands of international startups. 12 advanced technology companies battled it out for most promising technology with the biggest potential commercial impact. Ondaka ultimately won the prestigious Judges Award!