I Just Held an
Equation in My Hands
It felt like the future.
B Y JARRE T T HALE Y
I’d been hearing a lot about an entrepreneur team in The Basement, UC San Diego’s latest
innovation space and business incubator. Apparently these two young guys had started a
company that was using virtual reality (VR) to illustrate nanoscale materials, things like
chemical compounds, biological diseases, the kind of things that until now could only be
visualized through a microscope or computer program.
Kieta Funakawa ’ 16 and Steve
McCloskey ’ 15 founded the company
Nanome Inc. to aid visualization and
collaboration at the nanoscale.