We are based in Massachusetts (US) and Guadalajara (Mexico) since 2013. Our team is small, balanced in gender, from multiple nationalities, with members of the LGTBQ+ community, and members living with blindness. Our engineering team includes robotic's world cup champions and former senior engineers at Google and Microsoft.
Sunu started out as a community service project at a School for Blind Children in Guadalajara, Mexico in 2010. After almost two years of prototyping, the result was a bracelet with a sonar sensor that enabled a group of children to outperform their classmates at an obstacle course in a time record. During the closure presentation, the kid's parents were so amazed when a blind girl rushed through the obstacle course, that they offered to help the young team with any resource available in order to build more devices for the kids.
Marco Trujillo was born in a humble family of a single mother and three siblings in Guadalajara, Mexico. He grew up spending most of his time with a deaf cousin of the same age communicating with an invented sign language for many years before they learned the official one so that his cousin could continue studying.
In the years ahead, Marco volunteered at several organizations for disabilities, won his first local robotics competition at 15 years old, built his first assistive device at 18, represented the country in an international robotics competition at 20, and invented 5 more devices for people with disabilities before starting Sunu.
Throughout his career, Marco received multiple awards like MIT Technology Review Innovator under 35, LATAM Entrepreneur of the year by Xcala & Concordia, and even joined the Mexican Academy of Engineering as an advisor.