We use machine vision to deliver a multi-material jetting platform with the speed, precision, and materials required by the most demanding industrial applications.
Inkbit is an additive manufacturing company located in Medford, Massachusetts. Our Inkbit Vista™ system is designed for mass production of end-use polymer 3D printed parts. We have incorporated a novel technology called Vision-Controlled Jetting (VCJ) that delivers high-resolution print capability enabling users to print parts with dimensional accuracy and precision at high volume.
Our Executive Leadership Team
Davide is a cofounder and CEO at Inkbit. He was previously cofounder and CEO at Firefly BioWorks, an MIT startup that commercialized a novel assay for miRNA detection, based on functional microparticles manufactured by flow lithography. Davide led Firefly from inception to its acquisition by Abcam. He obtained his BS in Industrial Engineering from Politecnico of Milan, his MBA from Collège des Ingénieurs and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from MIT.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Stephanie, VP of Market Development at Inkbit, brings over a decade of additive manufacturing experience. Her journey includes key roles at EOS, a leader in industrial 3D printing. She led efforts to expand EOS’s presence in the global medical industry, initiated cultural change, and influenced strategic growth priorities. Stephanie holds an MS in Mechanical Engineering from ETH and an MBA from Collège des Ingénieurs.
VP MARKET DEVELOPMENT
Javier is cofounder and Chief Technology Officer at Inkbit. He heads systems and technology development activities. Previously, Javier worked at Rethink Robotics and Leaf. Javier obtained his BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT.
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Eric has over 30 years experience leading high-performance product development, engineering and process development teams in the medical device and compound semiconductor industries. Prior to joining Inkbit, Eric was SVP of Engineering for 11 years at Cynosure, a leading developer and manufacturer of photonic and RF energy sources for medical aesthetics applications. Eric also led medical device product development teams at Smith and Nephew, and Johnson & Johnson.
VICE PRESIDENT ENGINEERING
Our Scientific Advisory Board
Wojciech is an Inkbit cofounder. He is also a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. The technological foundation of our company was developed in his laboratory. Prior to joining the MIT faculty, Wojciech worked in computer graphics and additive manufacturing research at Mitsubishi, Adobe, and Disney Imagineering.
Tim M. Swager
Timothy M. Swager is an American Scientist and the John D. MacArthur Professor of Chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research is at the interface of chemistry and materials science, with specific interests in carbon nanomaterials, polymers, and liquid crystals.
Our Board of Directors
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Michael is Chairman of the Board at Inkbit. Prior to Inkbit, Michael served as CEO at Cynosure, a manufacturer of medical lasers. During his 14-year tenure at Cynosure, he led the company to an IPO, oversaw its international expansion, executed key acquisitions, and achieved compound annual revenue growth of more than 20%. Cynosure was acquired by Hologic in 2017 for $1.7 billion. Michael received his BS and BA from Southern New Hampshire University.
Davide is a cofounder and CEO at Inkbit. He was previously cofounder and CEO at Firefly BioWorks, an MIT startup that commercialized a novel assay for miRNA detection, based on functional microparticles manufactured by flow lithography. Davide led Firefly from inception to its acquisition by Abcam. He obtained his BS in Industrial Engineering from Politecnico of Milan and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from MIT.
Bill is a Board Member at Inkbit and has served as legal counsel to technology and life sciences businesses for more than 35 years. As a partner at Boston law firm Choate, LLP, and previously at Testa, Hurwitz and Thibeault, LLP, Bill brings deep experience in corporate finance, securities law, strategic transactions, and corporate governance. Bill received his BA and JD from Harvard.
With over 10 years of experience in leading advanced robotics, machine learning, and simulation teams, Alex played an important role in developing the Ocado Smart Platform’s (OSP) proprietary automation warehouse and cutting-edge IP. In his current role, Alex oversees the research, development and support of the next generation of systems, such as robotic picking and autonomous mobile systems, that will power OSP. Career highlights include the successful award of two EU Commission funded robotics research projects, working with several high-profile European universities, and leading the acquisitions of Kindred Systems and Haddington Dynamics. Alex is a leading AI and robotics expert and his insights have been reported in leading media outlets and events, such as AWS London Summit, Wired, and the BBC. Before joining Ocado in 2010, Alex developed real-time safety monitoring systems for clients such as Rolls Royce and the Royal Navy. Alex began his career in the aerospace industry, having studied mechanical engineering and then computer science and AI at Edinburgh University.
Dr. Chen is a Managing General Partner and co-founder of Phoenix Venture Partners (PVP). He brings over 25 years of experience in venture capital, start-ups, industry, and R&D. Prior to co-founding PVP, Dr. Chen was a Kauffman Fellow at Battery Ventures, where he formulated Battery’s Advanced Materials strategy, sourced over 1,200 investment opportunities, led and managed several investments with applications in IT and CleanTech, e.g., Lion Cells, Stonybrook Purification and Nanoconduction (acquired), and managed several of the firm’s corporate partnerships. Dr. Chen began his venture capital career at DFJ New England and Navigator Technology Ventures in Boston. Prior to becoming a venture capitalist, Dr. Chen held leadership roles in business, technology, and product development at several startups and leading corporations in the Advanced Materials sector, including Luminus Devices, EM Logix, Surface Logix, and Raychem (acquired). Dr. Chen received his PhD from MIT.
Guy Menchik is a 3D printing industry veteran, bringing 30 years of broad experience in technology innovation, managing game-changing product and application development in additive manufacturing. From 2001 to 2020, Menchik was VP of R&D at Stratasys, and at Objet before the merger, where he was part of the team that invented the PolyJet technology and led the development of the PolyJet solution from ideation phase through successful launch. Prior to that, from 1992 to 2001, Menchik was senior project manager at Scitex, leading the development of various printers for the pre-press market. Menchik has 83 granted patents and more pending. Menchik obtained his B.Sc. in Electronic Engineering from the Tel Aviv University.
Arpesh is Investment Director at DSM Venturing, the corporate venture arm of DSM, a multi-billion-dollar global company in Health, Nutrition, and Bioscience headquartered in the Netherlands. He actively invests across all verticals within DSM and serves as a board member for seven portfolio companies. Prior to DSM, Arpesh was Portfolio Manager for Black River Asset Management where he managed venture capital and growth equity investments across two portfolios. He received his MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University, MSE from UCLA, and BA from the University of Pennsylvania.
Magnus René has been part of the Additive Manufacturing revolution, from the first initial trials to today’s mass production opportunities. Mr. René is a member of the Supervisory Board of SLM Solutions in Germany. Mr. René was also CEO of the Arcam Group, Mölndal, Sweden from 2001 to 2018. As such, he is one of the pioneers in Additively Manufactured Orthopedics. Mr. René is currently the Chairman for AMT Ltd, developer of post processing systems for additive manufacturing of industrialized polymer components. Mr. René serves as Chairman of Ovzon, a company in advanced satellite communications.
Edmond is an operating partner of iGlobe Partners. He has over 26 years of venture capital experience investing in early-stage startups, venture funds, and funds of funds in Silicon Valley, the northeastern corridor of United States, Israel, and in Asia. Prior to joining iGlobe, Edmond was the executive vice president of Juniper Capital Ventures, the CVC arm of a Singapore listed company. His corporate role included business development and M&A transactions in South Korea with the Big 4 firms. His other career postings included venture investing roles while at Accenture Asia, leading computerization projects in the defense industry and the private sector. Having been through multiple business cycles, Edmond brings a unique blend of both venture investing and operating experience.