Team


Adam Lloyd Cohen

CEO

Adam is a 3D printing industry veteran and technology executive who previously founded and grew two exited deep tech companies. He led the team that shipped the world’s 1st 3D printer, and brought to market two additional 3D printing technologies. Adam founded and served as CEO of Microfabrica (acquired by Technoprobe), where he raised $17M in venture funding from leading investors including DFJ, Partech, and Chevron, and commercialized his invention of the 1st mass production-capable 3D printing process. He co-founded and served as VP of AMEX-traded Soligen, the 1st company to market and scale MIT’s “3D Printing” technology. As de facto VP Business Development at Microfabrica, he created a medical device business from scratch, leading to a $23M investment by Versant Ventures and InterWest Partners, a $5M NIH grant, and major customers. Adam was granted over 75 U.S. patents related to 3D printing, robotics, and medical devices, and holds a degree in physics from MIT.

Charles Studor

CTO

As Founder and CTO of Briggo Inc., Chas developed the world's first fully-automated robotic barista, and the first unattended foodservice robotic kiosk of any kind. Briggo’s 2011 deployment proved robotic food prep as well as the commercial viability of app-based remote order and pay for coffee, years ahead of Starbucks. Briggo was acquired by Coca-Cola in 2020, and is now rebranded as Costa Coffee’s BaristaBot. Prior to Briggo, Chas had 25 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, mainly in microcontroller design. After years of leading successively larger design teams, he managed an organization of over 200 chip designers in 10 design centers around the globe. He holds over 20 patents related to Briggo and additional patents related to chip design. Chas has a BSEE/CE from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a minor in semiconductor physics. He has served on the board of multiple non-profits in the Austin area, including leadership of several boards.

Advisory Board

Alex Eagle

CEO, Freebirds World Burrito;
TRA Board Member

Benjamin Lipson

Director of Enterprise Partnerships, DoorDash;
Head Of Business Development, Sana

Dave Berkus

Author, Keynote Speaker, Early Stage VC;
Member Hospitality Tech HFTP Hall of Fame

Dennis Smalley

VP Intellectual Property, Microfabrica;
U.S. Patent Agent

Eric Warren

President, VP Marketing, Everest;
VP/Assistant GM, Shandwick

Harold McGee, Ph.D.

3 James Beard awards; author
On Food and Cooking, Nose Dive

Roger Kaplan

Founder, RK Innovation;
Restaurant Culinary/Operations Expert

Shane Stein

Managing Director/Investments, Stifel;
Independent Investor