Why We Created LabStar
In January 2012, after two and half years of development and beta-testing with a select group of dental labs, we released LabStar to the dental lab community. Our goal is straightforward: provide a new type of web-based dental laboratory software that’s easy-to-use, easy on the wallet, and helps our customers grow.
The most consistent complaint we had heard about lab software was that it was hard to use. We have addressed this head-on by committing to the best user interface and design in the business. How do we do this? By investing not only in the software (4 full-time software engineers) but also in making it easy to use (1 full-time designer).
We also changed the way dental labs pay for software. We link our success to yours with volume-based pricing so that you only pay for what you use. And there are no click fees, license fees, upgrade fees, usage timers, or limitations on users. LabStar is the only dental lab software with “pay-as-go” pricing, an example of our commitment to provide the best software at the best price.
Jeff 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.
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.
Clifford Tse, CTO
Clifford has over 20 years of technology industry experience in both North America and Asia.
In addition to his work with SoundBite Technology, Clifford is founder and Managing Director of the Mobigator Technology Group in Hong Kong.
Internet Systems Pioneer
Previously 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.
Clifford graduated with 4 degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.