February 27, 2024

Meet The First Black Woman To Own A Smart Glasses Brand

Chaymeriyia Moncrief

Chaymeriyia Moncrief, an Alabama native, has made a mark in the tech industry as the first Black woman to own a smart glasses brand. 


Two years after founding Tesix Wireless Network, a millennial-focused wireless carrier., Moncrief launched NSPRE to ”inspire the culture through social technology“.

From its inception in 2020, the brand swiftly progressed, raising $1.5 million in funding during its launch year. 

In June 2021, NSPRE established its headquarters in Alabama, reinforcing its foundation.

NSPRE’s flagship product, the Smart Glasses, aims to represent a leap into the future of wearable technology.

The Smart Glasses

The introduction of Smart Glasses in June 2020 marked a pivotal moment for NSPRE, paving the way for further innovations like the NX Pro Plus LE.

The smart glasses have two-way mics allowing phone and video calls, with in-directional sound that allows for sound privacy.

Wearers can control their music, answer and reject phone calls directly from the glass legs, and add their prescription into lenses.

With Gen 1 and Gen 2 smart glasses available, they vary with a playback time of seven hours and 12 hours.

NSPRE’s trajectory continued to soar, securing an additional $450,000 in funding by December 2021. 

The year 2022 was pivotal with the launch of the Solace Smart Glasses and the design of the innovative Sophomore Smartphone.

Sara Keenan

Tech Reporter at POCIT. Following her master's degree in journalism, Sara cultivated a deep passion for writing and driving positive change for Black and Brown individuals across all areas of life. This passion expanded to include the experiences of Black and Brown people in tech thanks to her internship experience as an editorial assistant at a tech startup.