Circle Optics

Our mindset at Circle Optics is simple. We believe in people.

Humans are fundamentally curious and imaginative. It’s what drives us towards innovation and exploration.

At Circle Optics, we strive to view the world from an outside lens. We started our company based off one compelling question, “What if you could map a digital twin of the Earth?”

Our curiosity has led us to ground-breaking discoveries. And we plan to continue to evolve our mindset and always ask ourselves, “What if?”

Synergy is a big part of our value proposition and we have some profound collaborations, including some of the best R&D technologists in optics.

The compound effect of aggregate resources and talent between our expertise and collaborating with educational institutions, local and national organizations and our investors fuel innovation in the 360-degree imaging space.


At Circle Optics, our core foundation is committed to three values:

  • Know-How
  • Synergy
  • Innovation

These values have fueled us from within. They foster a shared sense of passion between our team that has allowed us to create breakthrough technology, distinguished research and prominent collaboration towards revolutionizing 360-degree imaging.

From day one, we believed in our dream, but we knew we couldn’t go at it alone. We have developed a team of experts who strive to turn our inspirations into reality and solve life’s most compelling questions.

When we are aligned in Know-How, Synergy and Innovation – anything is possible.


Articulates vision while strategizing the big picture.

Identifies a critical path and strategy to achieve overall goals.

Deep need and respect for context – knowing the forest and the trees and the branches on the trees.

Distributes company processes in an understandable and shareable manner.


Understands how important each team member is and believes the sum is greater than individual parts.

Works together to ignite unique ideas using metaphors and analogies.

Engages group voices and perspectives, encourages participation and excitement.

Inspires others through shared values and visions.


Strives to understand how things work, innately curious.

Always pushes the boundaries, plans to take ideas to the next level.

Thinks authentically and with an original mindset, identifies new pathways towards discovery.

Early adopter, always wants emergent technology.

Why 360?

What if you could capture fast and convenient 360° content?

At Circle Optics, we’ve created an immersive entertainment experience right at your fingertips with the world’s first stitch-less 360° camera


The world’s first stitch-less 360° camera.

Instead of depending on overlapping stitched images to form a 360° picture, we have developed a method of aligning polygonal fields of view to fill a 360° sphere. This proprietary method eliminates parallax and makes 360° capture as easy as a point and shoot camera.
With Hydra, you can capture captivating and real-time 360° imaging data with the highest resolution on the market. In an instant, your content is ready for the big screen, and will thrive in virtual reality, dome theaters, live events and cinema.
Hydra’s advanced and high-accuracy camera capabilities solves today’s technological challenges with its well-known uses for HD mapping, autonomous vehicles, security footage, risk and asset management.
The future of cinematography is here – and now is your chance to be a part of it.