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Automatic Braking for Forklift Safety, June 17 @ 2 pm CST

We Play the Long Game

Sometimes there’s Just No Shortcuts to Changing the World

We are on a mission to free humans from dull, dirty, and dangerous work.

Founded

Years of Team Experience

Mission

Fortune 500 Customers

Our Story

We Got Started Because We Want to Free Humans from Dull, Dirty, and Dangerous Work.

Our journey started in 2017 with a small grant from the United States National Science Foundation (NSF). We used that humble grant to conduct a months-long study into the industrial automation market. As you can imagine, our study was both an eye-opener and a shocker! Industry statistics showed us a staggering $30B+ spent in the US each year on forklift accident costs with almost 100 deaths and 36,000 serious accidents. On top of that, there is a massive 43,000+ shortage of skilled equipment operators. Worker shortages and growing productivity pressures from e-commerce are forcing material handling workers into unsafe and extremely stressful working conditions. On the other hand, competition from technologically advanced giants like Amazon is threatening traditional business models.

Moving slow is no longer an option.

We believe that automation and safety has a tremendous and transformational role in the future of material handling and there is no time like now to start making it happen. If not now then when? If not us then who?

meet the Team

Founders

Saurav agarwal, PHd

CEO & Chief Technology Officer

Saurav got his start in robotics during his undergrad at IIT Bombay. He went on to do an M.S and Ph.D. in autonomous systems and garnered several awards including the Qualcomm Padovani Fellowship. Over the past 12 years he has developed self-driving cars, autonomous drones and computer vision systems. 

SUHAS AHUJA

COO

Suhas is a seasoned industry veteran with over 25 years of experience in SaaS and enterprise B2B businesses. He has taken two B2B companies to successful exits. His infectious energy and enterprise sales chops keeps our engineering team busy. His experience at Caterpillar and Oracle from his old days brings us a wealth of insight into traditional industries.

Advisers

prakash khot

Co-Founder, CTO @ Skyflow

Ex-CTO @ Athena Health, 2016-2019. CTO @ Kaseya, 2013-2015. SVP Engineering @ Salesforce, 2012-2013. Angel Investor.

apostolos lerios (Toli)

Co-Founder Visalign, ex-Facebook

Member of Advisory Board @ SRI. Co-Founder, CTO @ Metanautix, exited to Microsoft. Mentor to several startups.

Christmas 2018

Yay gifts!

Finally Some Wall Art!

Did someone ask for a panda!

Game Day!

Jenga, scrabble and craft beers!

Demo Day

We love showing off to each other.

Escape Room 2019

The name is Bond, James Bond.

Dr. James Kuffner's Visit

The legendary Dr. James Kuffner, CEO of TRI-Autonomous Driving and inventor of the RRT motion planning algorithm visiting our 2018 showcase.

Join Us

We are always on the lookout for bright, hungry and driven individuals. If that’s you, please reach out!