Our Story

Using Sight for Sounds

At Xander, we are dedicated to helping people understand and feel understood. We use augmented reality (AR) to enhance in-person conversations to create deeper connections. Our first product is XanderGlasses, captioning glasses for people with hearing loss. Our glasses work like a simple on/off appliance. Put them on and you'll see speech-bubbles-like captions of what other people are saying, helping you to better listen, understand, and connect. 

Meet Our Team

Alex
Alex Westner
Co-Founder & CEO

20+ years leading product strategy at iZotope, Gibson, and Fidelity. He earned an MS from MIT Media Lab for acoustics and audio processing, and is a former electropunk keytarist.

Marilyn
Marilyn Morgan Westner
Co-Founder & Content

20+ years researching and educating at Harvard, HBS, and UMass Boston. She has a PhD in history and believes in the power of stories and dark chocolate to change the world.

Jasper
Jasper Duba
Software

15 years developing games and audio production software for desktop platforms and consoles. He is a proud papa, potter, food wizard, and a reformed game developer.

Willy
Willy Jones
Operations

15 years in customer success, web dev, DevOps, MOps, RevOps, IT, compliance & security. He is an avid berry farmer, collector of chickens, purveyor of fine maple syrup, Bari Sax player and just an OK drummer.

Richard
Richard Einhorn
Advisor

Hearing loss industry expert, advocate, and former board chair of the Hearing Loss Association of America. He is an award-winning composer of contemporary classical music.

David
David L Rose
Advisor

30 years as an entrepreneur, founded 7 companies in interactive media, IoT, augmented reality, and health tech. He is a former VP at Warby Parker.