The Founders

Ali Afshar

Ali Afshar

CEO | Co-Founder

First designed lab robots during PhD, and previously started a hardware company. Sits at intersection of science, engineering, and business. YCombinator alumnus, and Forbes 30 Under 30.

Ignacio Willats

Ignacio Willats

COO | Co-Founder

Enterprise sales and product experience at multiple startups. Fosters a deep focus on the customer within the team, and leads sales. YCombinator alumnus, and Forbes 30 Under 30.

Hardware Engineering

Justin Chang

Justin Chan

Tech Lead, Hardware

Multidisciplinary hardware engineer, experienced in new product development. Former "New Categories" R&D engineer at Dyson, and robotic kitchens at Deliveroo.

James Cunningham

James Cunningham

Senior Engineer

Hardware engineer with extensive early development and manufacture experience. Has overseen products from early prototypes, all the way through to manufacture in China.

Sam O'Mahony

Sam O'Mahony

Senior Electronics Engineer

Multidisciplinary electronics engineer across firmware and PCBs. Led R&D of next-gen smart EV chargers, working across electronics, firmware & higher level software.

Robert Melling

Robert Melling

Junior Mechanical Engineer

Cambridge graduate with experience interning on automated cell culture machines that have come to market.

Paul Rademeyer

Paul Rademeyer

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical engineer with 10 years of experience developing scientific instrumentation. PhD in biomedical engineering, previous hardware lead in cryogenics and atomic microscopy products.

Andrew Stratton

Andrew Stratton

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Ex-Cambridge Consultants Principal Engineer with broad experience in product development. Named inventor on multiple patents and brought multiple products from concept to market.

Flex Russell

Felix Russell

Mechanical Engineer

Research and robotics engineer with 5 years experience in automation across the fields of biomechanics, batteries and now biology. Created a world-leading mechanical knee model during PhD

Flynn Marshall

Flynn Marshall

Junior Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical engineering graduate whose specialisations include robotics, control systems and computer simulation.

Aaron Teo

Aaron Teo

Engineer

Ex-Dyson patent holder. Experience across hardware development, complex modelling, and statistical testing to take products from development to reliable manufacture.

Biology

Dr. Xian Weng

Dr. Xian Weng

Head of Biology

Highly-innovative scientist skilled in combining biology and chemistry with engineering to solve hard challenges. Former Principal Scientist developing on-chip blood diagnostics at Orphidia, and GMP experience at Lonza.

Jordina Casanova Vilar

Jordina Casanova Vilar

Scientist

Multiple years experience in molecular biology techniques and working with multiple mammalian cell types. Experience conducting R&D that crosses engineering and biology.

Dr. Stephen Weston

Dr. Stephen Weston

Stem Cell Scientist

Experience developing and implementing novel iPSC differentiation protocols during PhD.

Dr. Joana Costa

Dr. Joana Costa

Bioengineer

Experienced developing at the interface of biology and engineering. Modified low-level 3D printer code for printing cell-based structures.

Georja Said

Georja Said

Lab Manager

Several years experience managing labs to increase efficiency of bio teams within them

Software Engineering

Henry Miskin

Henry Miskin

Tech Lead, Software

Full-stack software engineer, spanning from firmware all the way to cloud. 5 years experience as early engineer at multiple startups. Also qualified as a mechanical engineer.

Benedict Carling

Benedict Carling

Junior Software Engineer

Full-stack software engineer and biomedical engineering student at Imperial College London.

Product and Design

Ben Greenberg

Ben Greenberg

Product Manager & Software Design Engineer

Multidisciplinary designer & engineer, spanning from hardware to software to user experience design. Experience at Dyson.

Elliot Ouchterlony

Elliot Ouchterlony

Industrial Designer

Experienced industrial designer for enterprise hardware. Ex-Formlabs designer who led industrial design of the new Fuse SLS 3D printing system.

Advisors

Ian Felix

Ian Felix

Manufacturing Advisor

Over 40 years experience in successfully bringing products from prototype through manufacture as a leader, including Apple, IBM, and 7 medical devices at different startups.

Currently EVP Engineering and Manufacturing at Hound Labs.

Jared Friedman

Jared Friedman

Partner, Y-Combinator

Founding CTO of Scribd, now a $100m/yr business. As a partner at Y-Combinator, Jared has coached hundreds of highly-succcesful startups, including many in biotech. An expert on all aspects of running and scaling a company.

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