The Team

Aditya Dayal is the Founder and CEO of ThrowMotion. Aditya is an entrepreneur who is inspired by products that display elegant system architectures and enhance the consumer experience. His vision is to scale down and bring the realism of sport indoors. Aditya holds bachelors degrees in Physics and Mathematics, and a PhD in Astronomy from the University of Arizona. He has spent the last 12 years working with complex electro-optical systems in areas of systems engineering, applications and product development/marketing in Silicon Valley. Prior to that, he worked with the instrument design team for the Hubble Space telescope at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and as post-doctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology.

Andy Pillsbury is VP of Sales and Business Development at ThrowMotion. Andy is a marketing and sales executive with a strong track record of leading technology companies to successful exits.  As director of product management at ROVI, he led the company’s effort to incorporate its technology in virtually all DVD players produced throughout the world.  As head of business development at The New Yorker, he established a new multi-million dollar business by monetizing the magazine’s cartoon and cover art.  He also started his own company, Ink Media, which became one of the country’s leading wholesale suppliers of reading-related gifts. Andy has a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and an MBA from Wharton.

Adam Banfield is a senior mechanical design engineer at ThrowMotion Inc. working on game electronics and software. He holds a bachelors degree in Physics from Bethel University and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis on Mechatronics from Stanford University. Adam enjoys finding elegant solutions to complex engineering problems.

Alex Hayashi is a mechanical design engineer at ThrowMotion Inc. working on hardware. He holds a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

Tom Grimm is a 30-yr veteran of the consumer product industry and a long time consultant to ThrowMotion, Inc. He spent a significant part of his career working for Mattel and OddzOn, including 4 yrs overseeing Mattel’s manufacturing and product development efforts in Hong Kong and China. Tom holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.