The LabStar Software Story

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Where did we come from?

We launched LabStar in January 2012 after 18 months of development and beta testing with a select group of dental labs.  Our goal was simple:  provide a cloud-based lab management software that was easy-to-use, easy on the wallet, and helped our customers grow.  In 2012 the software was called “SoundTrack” because our company’s original name was “SoundBite Technology” (referring to a good bite, not a media-ready quote, combined with case tracking).  Two years later we changed the name to LabStar, and we’re glad we did.

Today, hundreds of dental labs use LabStar and we remain committed to our original vision of building powerful and easy-to-use software.  In November, 2016 we proudly released LabStar 2.0 with an even more elegant and time-saving interface.

jeff_headshotJeff Noles, CEO

Jeff has spent over 20 years establishing and growing technology businesses.

Dental Lab Owner & Manager
Before LabStar software, Jeff founded and operated a dental laboratory in Los Angeles where he used web-based supply chain technology to connect with overseas manufacturers.

eBay Executive
From 2001 to 2005 Jeff worked for eBay, first in Taiwan as Taiwan Country Manager, and then in Shanghai managing Asia Pacific customer support and anti-fraud strategy for China.

China Business Consultant
In the 1990’s Jeff consulted for US companies seeking local joint venture partners in the China market.

Rockefeller Brothers Fund & Princeton-in-Asia
Before working in China, Jeff spent two years in New York City working as Special Assistant to the President at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. In 1992-93 he represented Princeton-in-Asia teaching American history and literature at the Foreign Affairs College in Beijing.

Columbia University Graduate
Jeff is fluent in spoken and written Mandarin Chinese and is a graduate of Columbia University.

cliff_headshotClifford Tse, CTO

Clifford has over 20 years of technology industry experience in both North America and Asia.

Technology Executive
In addition to his work with LabStar Software, Clifford is founder and Managing Director of the Mobigator Technology Group in Hong Kong.

Internet Systems Pioneer
Clifford was one of the original contributors for the Financial Information eXchange (FIX) protocol. He also helped pioneer internet systems including the first electronic futures and options trading platform and the first global IP-based FOREX transaction system.

Xerox PARC Researcher
Before that, Clifford was a researcher at both Xerox PARC and the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory where he focused on developing language and compiler technology for massively parallel supercomputing.

MIT Graduate
Clifford graduated with 4 degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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