About us

We create to connect

XRAI Glass was created to connect people through technology. Our award-winning app converts audio into visuals, turning your speech into subtitles in real-time.

We want to power human connections by enabling people to deeper explore the conversations around them – and that’s just the start.

Our story

In December 2021, Dan Scarfe flew to the UK to visit his family for Christmas. Dan was especially excited as he hadn’t seen his grandfather, Peter, for some time. However, Dan noticed that Peter wasn’t the same grandfather he remembered.

Despite being at the ripe old age of 97, he was still as brilliant as he ever was. However, despite owning some of the world’s best hearing aids, Peter’s hearing had started to fail him, and he was struggling to connect with the conversations around him. 

Throughout the day, Peter looked like an outsider to the family, and it was painful for Dan to watch. As the day went by, Peter watched television with the subtitles on – and he was instantly engaged. It was at this moment that Dan had an epiphany, and he thought – what if he could help subtitle his everyday life?

And with that, XRAI Glass was born. 

Our founders

After successful careers in technology and charity, our team of founders came together to make a tangible difference in people’s lives.

Dan Scarfe

Chief Executive Officer

A seasoned entrepreneur who has been running IT companies for the better part of two decades, Dan loves to envisage the positive and transformational impact technology can have on peoples’ lives.

Mitchell Feldman

Chief Marketing Officer

An expert in marketing, PR and branding, Mitchell has been working in technology for 30 years. He is always curious about Data, AI and technology that enables real world outcomes.

Jacqui Press

Chief Brand Ambassador

Born profoundly deaf, Jacqui is an expert lipreader with a 20-year career in TV production and consulting families with deaf children, including serving as a trustee for the RNID.

Dr. Tim Scarfe

Chief Technology Officer - Innovation

With a PhD in machine learning and a first-class degree in computer science, Tim has two decades of experience in software engineering, and has held key roles at companies like Microsoft and BP. 

Dr. Keith Duggar

Chief Technology Officer - Platform

A veteran of both Microsoft and Wall Street, Keith has helped enterprises envision, architect, and execute global digital transformation for all technical aspects of large-scale systems of intelligence. 

Paul Mealy

Chief Product Officer

A multidisciplinary creative executive and internationally published author, Paul is responsible for developing and managing international teams of designers, prototypers, developers and researchers. 

Michael van Klink

Chief Financial Officer

Experienced Chartered Accountant with a strong background in the “Big 4”, Michael has first-hand experience in developing finance and funding for start-ups and high-growth SME businesses.

Introducing XRAI® Stream · Broadcast real-time subtitles across multiple devices