Founders

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

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.

Engineering

Justin Chan

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

James Cunningham

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

Henry Miskin

Full-Stack Software Engineer
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.

Ben Greenberg

Design Engineer
Multidisciplinary designer as well as engineer, spanning from hardware to software. Experience at Dyson.

Eoghan Crowley

Full-Stack Software Engineer
Software engineer with multiple years experience working across the full stack

Robert Melling

Junior Mechanical Engineer
Cambridge graduate with experience interning on automated cell culture machines that have come to market

Biology

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

Associate Scientist
5 years experience perfoming experiments with multiple mammalian cell types. Experience conducting R&D that crosses engineering and biology.

Dr. Sina Atashpaz

Stem Cell Lead
Over 10 years experience managing stem cell projects and leading teams. Holds patents on stem cell protocols, and has papers published in Nature Genetics and eLife.

Dr. Stephen Weston

Scientist (Stem Cells)
Experience developing and implementing novel iPSC differentiation protocols during PhD

Sales

Elizabeth Thomas

Business Development
Multiple years experience building partnerships with pharma and biotech. Combines a background in biology with a passion for solving our customers' challenges

Advisors

Pierre-Edouard
Harant

Former MD, RPD International
As MD of RPD International, Pierre-Edouard developed and took hardware products through manufacture for the likes of GSK, Google and Unilever. He has extensive experience and network in hardware manufacture.

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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