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This list showcases the top New York based CEO’ operating in the Robotics space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected]
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
CEO and Founder of Viam
Eliot Horowitz is the CEO and Founder at Viam.
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About Viam: Viam is a robotics company that aims to build products that helps people’s daily life.
CEO of OpenTrons
Jon leads Opentrons’ business operations and growth. Jon is also a Board Member at Genspace and has been an advisor to OpenTrons since the company’s beginning. Jon joins us from Amazon, where he was the VP of Strategy at comiXology (exited to Amazon in 2014). As an early employee at comiXology, he helped the company become the leading platform for discovering, buying, and reading digital comic books and #1 Top Grossing non-game iPad app. Prior to comiXology, Jon was an analyst at early-stage VC, Rose Tech Ventures, and graduated from Columbia Unversity as a History major.
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About OpenTrons: OpenTrons is a developer of a pipetting robot technology designed to automate experiments.
Founder & CEO of SparkAI
Michael Kohen is the Founder and CEO at SparkAI.
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About SparkAI, Stealth Mode: SparkAI is a real-time edge case resolution for AI in production.
Founder & CEO of Hammerhead
Piet’s passion for biking began in his childhood in South Africa, where he cycled with his friend and classmate, Chris Froome, one of the best cyclists in a generation. The challenge of navigating on a bike became fully apparent to Piet when he biked across the United States, and he dedicated himself to a solution through the power of software. Piet graduated from Yale University, where he was a cyclist and member of the Yale Crew, stroking the varsity 8.
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About Hammerhead: Hammerhead is building the world’s best bicycle computer.
Founder and CEO of Standard Bots
Evan is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of A Plus. Over the past five years, Evan has co-founded and launched several successful technology ventures, including a web security structure for small and mid-sized businesses, ArmorHub (acquired by Spirent Communications), and an email contact management company, Etacts (acquired by Salesforce). Evan also founded Wilshire Shaw Inc. where he wrote an iPhone application that attracted international attention from broadcast and print media platforms, including ABC’s Good Morning America program and Cosmopolitan magazine. Evan studied computer science and economics at Duke University, where he graduated with distinction in economics.
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About A Plus, AmorHub, Gridtech, Standard Bots: WeBot is a robot that can perform many physical tasks with a positive ROI.
Co-Founder & Co-CEO of CreateMe Technologies
Vibhav Prasad is the Co-Founder & Co-CEO of CreateMe Technologies. University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School Degree NameMBAField Of StudyFinance and Marketing Dates attended or expected graduation2001 – 2003
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About CreateMe Technologies: CreateMe is a technology platform for apparel manufacturing through automation, product design, product management, and 3D visualization.
Founder and CEO of Robotbase
Duy Huynh is the founder of Incognito.
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About Constant, Incognito Chain, Robotbase, Shortcut: The world’s first personal robots
Benjamin Pietro Filardo
Founder, CEO and Chief Technologist of Pliant Energy Systems
Pietro Filardo is the Founder & CEO of Pliant Energy Systems to which he has assigned sixteen of his granted patents. Prior to founding his company he worked as an architect for ten years, most of them at the firm of the late American architect Philip Johnson. Prior to his architecture degree he earned a degree in marine biology and worked as a brick mason, plumber and carpenter.
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About Pliant Energy Systems: Pliant Energy Systems conceptualizes, patents and develops technologies in the fields of energy harnessing and marine robotics.
Founder and CEO of Drone Racing League
Nicholas Horbaczewski is the founder and CEO at The Drone League Racing and also the founder of Leeden Media. He is the previous senior vice president revenue and business development at Tough Mudder Inc. Nicholas ha a MBA at Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in history and literature at Harvard University.
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About Drone Racing League: Drone Racing League is a drone racing circuit company for professional pilots.
CEO & Co-Founder of Bedrock Ocean Exploration
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About Bedrock Ocean Exploration: Developing robotics, autonomy, and software to explore, map, and classify the entirety of Earth’s oceans.
Co-founder & CEO of Near Space Labs
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About Near Space Labs: Near Space Labs is a cutting-edge Earth imagery and geospatial data company on a mission to provide universal access to high-quality information about our rapidly changing planet. They provide timely, wide-scale, ultra high-resolution imagery with the largest zero-emission balloon fleet in the stratosphere. Near Space Labs is revolutionizing the way that businesses, communities, municipalities and researchers gather data that can help solve some of the world’s biggest challenges such as climate change.
CEO and Co-Founder of Goodwall
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About Goodwall: Goodwall is a social development platform for young people to connect over shared interests and discover opportunities.
FOUNDER & CEO of Asahi Technologies LLC
After a successful career designing and developing software applications for legal businesses in New York, Vinod followed through on his personal dream – harnessing technology to help startups, small and medium businesses with their business challenges. Since 2005, Vinod has worked relentlessly to nurture the three core ingredients for driving excellence – a) process driven approach b) team passionate about technology c) unrelenting commitment to quality
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About Asahi Technologies LLC: Asahi Technologies is a premier web development firm, committed to offering the highest quality service and business value to it clients.
Co-Founder and CEO of Daivergent
CEO and Co-Founder of Daivergent Inc., a technology platform allowing companies to fulfill data requests at scale by matching to uniquely-suited adults on the autism spectrum. Our software allows autism talent to enter the remote workforce for the first time.
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About Daivergent: The Daivergent platform allows companies to fulfill data requests at scale by matching to the best workforce: adults with autism.
Co-founder & CEO of MEGVII
Qi Yin is founder at Megvii. Qi Yin obtained his bachelors degree in engineering from Tsinghua University and a PhD in computer science from Columbia University in the City of New York.
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About MEGVII: Megvii builds AI Engine, a core fundamental technology powering various AI application.
Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Metro
As Chief Executive Officer, Matthew is responsible for Atlantic Metro’s day-to-day-operations, as well as leading the company’s growth and development of managed technology services. He is dedicated to helping Atlantic Metro’s customers succeed, overcome IT challenges, and enable their business growth. Matthew is responsible for creating and expanding strategic partnerships and relationships, as well as overseeing the company’s technical and business strategy alongside founders Stephen Klenert and James Cornman. Matthew is an established business leader with over 25 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Atlantic Metro in 2010, Matthew spent 18 years as the Vice President of Information Technology at Toys”R”Us and was instrumental in the development and implementation of the company’s e-commerce platform. He has held influential leadership roles as the President and COO at Planet Technology Solutions, President at Vytek Wireless Solutions, Chairman and CEO at Sentinel Business Systems, and Senior Vice President at DecisionPoint Systems. Matthew has had a successful career developing and leading profitable IT organizations; he now works with Atlantic Metro to achieve the same success.
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About Atlantic Metro: Atlantic Metro delivers custom-tailored IT solutions like cloud hosting, nationwide network connectivity, and secure data center colocation.
CEO of Bede Gaming
Michael Brady is the Founder and Chief Executive Office, of Bede Gaming Ltd. Bringing more than 17 years of betting and gaming industry experience, Michael founded the Newcastle headquartered Bede Gaming, in 2012. Bede has evolved into one of the fastest growing technology companies within the betting and gaming sector. With Michael’s extensive experience in B2B and B2G deal negotiation combined with his industry expertise, playing a crucial role in this. Michael’s expertise in account management, exporting gaming brands into new markets and analysus of gambling legislation has stemmed from deep roots within the industry. Previously, he has played a key role in founding Business Betting Ltd, Gamblemob Ltd and was one of the early stage employees of Cashcade Ltd, which launched brands such as getminted.com, foxybingo.com and cheekybingo.com. Michael works in Bede Gaming’s London office, playing a pivotal role in steering the company towards further success within industry.
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About Bede Gaming: Bede Gaming is the first choice supplier of software to the online gambling and social gaming industries.
Founder/CEO of Simple Fractal
Henry studied Applied Mathematics, Economics and Computer Science at Harvard. His passion for solving business problems with technology is what inspired him to start Simple Fractal. By partnering with clients to understand industry-specific challenges, he leverages his technical skills to maximum effect. Henry has lived on three continents and is fluent in three languages. Outside of growing the company and caring for his one-year-old, he enjoys rock climbing, the piano, and any game ranging from chess to StarCraft.
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About Simple Fractal: Automation, Digital Transformation, RPA
Founder & Chief Executive Officer of KeyMe
Greg Marsh is the Founder and CEO of KeyMe.
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About KeyMe: KeyMe is a mobile app that allows users to store, share, and duplicate their physical keys based on a digital image.
Founder and CEO of AetherWorks
As Founder and CEO of AetherWorks since 2010, Rob has led the design, development, and commercialization of multiple software products, with a particular focus on fault-tolerant distributed systems. He holds several patents in the sector, and his present research activity spans fields from drones and augmented-reality through to fog computing and IoT. Through AetherWorks Rob serves as a member of the OpenFog Consortium and a Partner in Blue Bear Capital, an early-stage venture capital fund focused on bringing new technology into the global energy supply chain. In tandem with ventures in location-based advertising and online gaming software, Rob completed his post-graduate research at the University of St Andrews and was awarded his Ph.D. in 2010 for a thesis entitled “A Scalable Architecture for the Demand-driven Deployment of Location-neutral Software Services” – a body of work of particular relevance to fog computing. Rob received a B.Sc. Honours (First Class) in Computer Science from the University of St Andrews in 2005. He serves as a member of the board of trustees of the University of St Andrews American Foundation.
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About ActiveAether, AetherWorks, Blue Bear Capital: AetherWorks funds research, develops products, and founds companies.
CEO and Founder of RockPaperRobot
Described as a creative hybrid, Jessica Banks invents products that transform how people think about the future of decor. Inspired by physics principles, Jessica’s creations expand the functional and aesthetic versatility of homes and workplaces. A trained roboticist, Jessica holds an Engineer’s and a Master’s degree from MIT, where she was in the Humanoid Robotics Group within the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab. She left graduate school just shy of her Ph.D. (in the 24th grade!) to teach about distributed power systems in MIT’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept. Jessica also holds a B.S. in General Physics from the University of Michigan, with a concentration in creative writing- a combination which actually makes more sense on a quantum level. Jessica’s multi-disciplinary background has established her as a strategic and technical resource. This work includes projects such as campaign consultation for large ad agencies, development of global initiatives, viable products, and market strategies for international corporations, and design of robotic projects for Frank Gehry and Michel Gondry. She also used to be Al Franken’s personal assistant. Banks speaks at numerous conferences on topics ranging from science to manufacturing and her work has been featured in over 100 media outlets. She lives in Brooklyn and has superhuman peripheral vision.
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About RockPaperRobot: RPR is a design firm that specializes in the invention and fabrication of kinetic furniture, lighting, and digital/robotic installations.
Co-Founder & CEO of Lexset
Francis is an early pioneer of Generative Design, using computational techniques to find new solutions to design and engineering problems. He is the author of “3D Printing Design: Additive Manufacturing and the Materials Revolution.” In his spare time, you find Francis on the golf course or using AI to generate art. Francis received his BFA in Computer Graphics from Long Island University and his M.Arch from Pratt Institute. Most recently, he is the co-founder and CEO of Lexset. Lexset uses simulation and generative computer graphics techniques to train artificial intelligence algorithms.
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About Lexset: Lexset, better data, better vision. Creating synthetic data for computer vision.
CEO of PoliLingua
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About PoliLingua: PoliLingua specializes in managed language solutions for clients both large and small, from corporate, government and private sectors.
Co-Founder, CEO of ResolvedCX
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About ResolvedCX: Scale quality customer support with the most affordable, flexible service available
President & CEO of PortfolioShop
Harvey Sontag brings over forty years of accounting expertise, along with deep technological insight, to PortfolioShop. His drive and determination to automate complex back-office accounting, performance measurement and systemic risk operations permeates our company’s operations on a daily basis. Harvey has an extensive background in the financial services industry and has been servicing buy- and sell-side firms of all sizes since 1974. Harvey is a graduate of the City University of New York at Baruch College.
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About PortfolioShop: As a software development and data management firm, their success is predicated on the power of our technology platform.
Robert J. Szczerba
Founder / Chief Executive Officer of Carnegie Foundry
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About Carnegie Foundry, Forbes, X Tech Ventures: Carnegie Foundry is a Robotics and AI venture studio accelerating and scaling industrial automation driven by advanced robotics and AI
Founder, CEO, Biz Dev. Consultant of Traininguru
John A. Fallone is a marketing strategist, sales & business development expert, social media maven, turnaround specialist, training consultant, motivational speaker, legendary sales manager, copywriter and Founder, President, & CEO of TRAININGURU http://www.traininguru.com/ and PROFILE MAKEOVER http://about.me/BioMakeover For more than 25 years Mr. Fallone has assisted successful entrepreneurs, CEOs, IT & business leaders in the implementation of proven, powerful high growth strategies—while lowering costs, increasing profits, improving employee retention and enhancing customer service.
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About Traininguru: Traininguru solves business & interpersonal problems.
CEO of SafeScription
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About SafeScription: SafeScription is a signature based verification company that verifies purchases for merchants.
CEO and Automation Engineer of Distributed Robotics
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About Distributed Robotics: Distributed Robotics is specialized in novel automation designs.
CEO & Founder of Formdwell Robotics
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About Formdwell Robotics: New generation of construction tools powered by intelligent robotics.
CEO of helpIT
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About helpIT: helpIT is a U.K.-based system that provides contact data software, components, and cleansing packages.
CEO of helpIT
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About helpIT: helpIT is a U.K.-based system that provides contact data software, components, and cleansing packages.