President + Founder
At only 20 years of age, Toronto entrepreneur Richard Waters created an innovative tech product that launched in major retailers across Canada. Phantom Glass™ - the latest in screen protection for mobile devices, including tablets, cell phones and cameras – is the last screen protector the everyday consumer will ever need.
Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, the Founder and President of Phantom Glass™ always had a keen eye for business. His entrepreneurial spirit had him unlocking iPhones at a local Starbucks at 13 years old, and later selling prescription eyeglasses to local business with a traveling optometrist. By the age of 18 and owning over 100 mobile devices, Waters was sick and tired of cheap, film stickers on phones and seeing his friends and family with cracked screens.
In 2013, after a year of product development, trial and error, he held a prototype that made all other screen protectors seem obsolete, and Phantom Glass™ was born. Waters funded the project himself, and with humble, homemade packaging and his early prototype, he socially engineered buying meetings with representatives from Staples® Canada and Best Buy®, securing shelf-space across Canada on the spot.
Waters has been featured as one of Notable’s Young Entrepreneurs and has spoken on Global TV about the rise of entrepreneurial youth. In addition to glowing reviews by tech enthusiasts, Phantom Glass™ was also featured as the most useful item in the 2015 Oscars™ gift bags on Fox Business News.
Waters is constantly looking for the next way he can innovate Phantom Glass™ to reach a new market and wow the tech world. What’s success to Waters? Waking up every day and doing something you love.