Hardi's background is in manufacturing, as an engineer, consultant, CIO and ERP Team Manager with a strong combination of IT, sales, marketing and finance skills. Hardi holds a MSc in production development from Tallinn University of Technology. When not plotting how to bring the world's engineers together, he spends time with his daughter and teaches his Dachshund Fix some soccer.
Jon enjoys building great software products for mechanical engineers. Jon has served as the Executive VP and General Manager of CAD at PTC, the Managing Director of Shape Data (the developers of the Parasolid solid modeling engine), the VP of Engineering at Computervision and the Senior Director of Development at Unigraphics (now Siemens PLM). When not making software Jon enjoys cycling, skiing and not being indoors.
Rob graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering and worked as a consultant with McKinsey & Company but has spent most of his career helping startups like FreeMarkets (acquired by Ariba), Kiva Systems (acquired by Amazon) and Backupify market and sell their solutions. Rob spends his free time helping his children to build things with Legos.
Grant is a bit of a 'Renaissance man' who balances engineering expertise with a keen visual eye. Experienced in CAD manufacturing, software dev, and rendering, Grant led the Product Display team at Gemvara. He holds a patent and a BSE degree from University of Pennsylvania. When he's not coming up with creative product features, Grant can be found playing competitive ultimate frisbee, backpacking, or skiing.
Amos has spent most of his career building software products and teams including work at Chromatix (acquired by Lucent) and Bladelogic (acquired by BMC). When not at work - Amos likes hanging off cliffs while rock climbing.
Stuart loves technology, teamwork and making stuff that matters. After graduating with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, he took up a career in software development, first at Shape Data, then at D-Cubed, then at SolidWorks, where he served as Director of Systems and Graphics, then Development Director, Interoperability. In his spare time, Stuart is learning how to dance salsa and ride a unicycle, but not at the same time.
Renno enjoys building software of the highest quality, running QA in addition to managing our Tallinn office. Experienced in automated testing of many types of systems, he comes to us from Microsoft/Skype where he ran a QA team focused on keeping 600 million people's communication running smoothly. He spends his free time with his family, riding his motorcycle, and spinning fresh tracks as a DJ.
Sara wants nothing more than to help the GrabCAD community thrive and grow. She loves listening to and learning so send her your feedback and introduce yourself. Sara wants to help engineers meet both online and offline to share, collaborate and ultimately build amazing things. She enjoys running around soccer fields and is most passionate about bringing the half time snacks.
GrabCAD is looking for experienced, well-rounded and enthusiastic people to help design, build and deliver our CAD collaboration platform - apply now.
Back in 2009, two young Estonian mechanical engineers noticed huge problems with their industry. No good library of CAD parts and assemblies existed, it was difficult to find talent, and it was a real pain to work with other engineers. Hardi Meybaum and Indrek Narusk started GrabCAD with the core belief that by embracing new internet-based technologies, they could radically transform a stagnant and old fashioned industry. They envisioned new forms of collaboration and openness to help mechanical engineers around the world save loads of time, stay super organized and have more fun.
Hardi and Indrek began building their dream. With only two mechanical engineers painstakingly coding a website in PHP, the first weeks of GrabCAD were slow. Suddenly, mechanical engineers from around the world noticed GrabCAD and started uploading their CAD models. In 2011, Hardi and Indrek decided to move headquarters from Tallinn, Estonia to Boston, USA to benefit from one of the hottest start-up scenes in the world. The GrabCAD Team had to grow to quickly build the tools and features Hardi and Indrek knew were needed to simplify and advance the multi-billion dollar field of mechanical engineering. GrabCAD is on track.
Ultimately, we are making the world a better place by crushing the status quo in mechanical engineering. To scale the online engineering community and build great tools for engineers all around the world, we are always looking for amazing people to join our team. If you are amazing and want to be part of something special, GrabCAD could be the place for you to learn and grow.
Hardi Meybaum Hardi’s background in engineering, process automation and IT have given him unique insights into how shifts in technology are changing how physical products are designed. After graduating from the Tallinn University of Technology with a Masters in Production Development (Mechanical Engineering), Hardi worked as a Computer Aided Design / Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) engineer for Saku Metall designing elevator systems. After he took the initiative to automate the CAD/CAM process he moved to a position overseeing the company’s implementation of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, then implemented an ERP system, before eventually becoming CIO of the company. Hardi left Saku to join Columbus IT implementing ERP systems and spent two years helping manufacturing companies implement new systems and improve efficiencies. After leaving Columbus, Hardi started his first company, Futeq, to help manufacturers get products to market faster. While running Futeq Hardi saw the opportunity to help use open, web-based systems to accelerate the design process, and started GrabCAD to help that movement.
David Skok David Skok joined Matrix Partners as a general partner in May 2001. David founded his first company in 1977 at age 22, and went on to start three additional companies and perform one turn around. Three of these companies went public. He joined Matrix from SilverStream Software, which he founded in June 1996. Prior to its July 2002 acquisition by Novell, SilverStream was a public company that had reached a revenue run rate in excess of $100 million. As an investor, David has been instrumental to the growth of multiple successful software companies including AppIQ, CloudSwitch, Diligent Technologies, JBoss, Netezza and Tabblo, all of which have had successful exits. He is focused on cloud computing, Open Source, Software as a Service (SaaS) and utility computing products for the data center. He serves on the boards of CloudBees, Conductor, Digium, Enservio, GrabCAD, HubSpot, Meteor, OpenSpan, SageCloud and VideoIQ. David writes a blog for entrepreneurs and startups on topics such as viral marketing, SaaS metrics, building a sales and marketing machine, techniques for lowering cost of customer acquisition, etc. The blog can be found here: www.forentrepreneurs.com.
As CEO and co-founder of uTest, Doron Reuveni is the driving force behind one of the fastest growing tech companies in America. With clarity of vision about the future of web and mobile applications, Doron has grown the company exponentially - in terms of funding, revenue, customers and employees — in just a few short years. Although his idea of “in-the-wild” software testing through a crowdsourcing model was a radical notion in 2007, it has been enthusiastically adopted as an integral part of the software development process for 1000+ companies worldwide. In the years since, Doron has led uTest to numerous honors, including the #8 spot on Forbes’ 2013 list of America’s Most Promising Companies and the #16 spot on the 2012 INC 500. He was also a finalist for the 2012 Ernst & Young New England Entrepreneur of the Year award.
With more than 25 years of experience, Doron has become an internationally-recognized expert in software development and testing, as well as startup formation and entrepreneurship. He currently serves as an Angel Investor for and advisor to startups, assisting them in raising capital and providing counsel on market strategy, technology and other business solutions. Most recently, he was the CEO and Owner of Re.D Consulting, where he advised enterprise firms on their go-to-market strategies, company direction, and product roadmaps. Prior to Re.D, Doron was SVP of Technology at Enigma, where he led multi-million dollar software implementations for companies such as Ford, Volvo, and United Airlines, while effectively managing a global team of professional software engineers, testers and project managers.
In his personal life, Doron is a husband and father of three active children. He helps coach his children’s soccer teams, and is an avid skier, cyclist and runner. In fact, Doron has run the Boston Marathon for the past nine years, and competed in several triathlons.
Since joining CRV in 1997, Izhar has built an impressive portfolio of startups and successful exits mostly in the Enterprise space. Recently, he was named by the Boston Globe as one of the top Enterprise VCs in Boston and appeared on the 2012 Forbes Midas List.
His startup portfolio includes: GrabCAD, Capriza, Optaros, 24M, TerraPower, Aveksa, and Intellectual Ventures. Prior successful investments included Performable (acquired by HubSpot), RPX (Nasdaq: RPXC), Conduit (acquired by Zynga), Vlingo (acquired by Nuance), iSkoot (acquired by Qualcomm), Virtusa (Nasdaq: VRTU), Guardent (acquired by VeriSign), iPhrase (acquired by IBM), iBasis (Nasdaq: IBAS), Yantra (acquired by AT&T), and Oberon (acquired by Vignette).
Prior to joining CRV, Izhar was vice president of marketing at Onyx Interactive, a computer-based training company in Israel. Izhar holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and studied Cognitive Psychology at Tel Aviv University.
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