Mr. Thomas Lazay is the Co-Founder and serves as General Partner at Companyon Ventures. He was the COO of Shaser Bioscience, Inc. which was acquired by Spectrum Brands (NYSE: SPB) in 2012. Before joining Shaser, He was co-founder of Voice Signal Technologies, a developer of speech recognition and synthesis technology and applications for mobile devices. Voice Signal's speech technology was developed in 21 languages and deployed globally in more than 100M mobile handsets from Samsung, Motorola, Nokia, RIM, Palm and others. He served in many roles as the company grew, and was ultimately responsible for product management and wireless carrier business development with Sprint and Verizon Wireless when the company was acquired by Nuance Communications (NASDAQ: NUAN) in 2007. He holds a BA in Computer Science from Trinity College in Hartford, Ct.