Glowforge – my new company (join me?)
Iâ€™m working on something new. I canâ€™t wait to tell you what it is.
Â Unfortunately weâ€™re not ready to tip our hand quite yet, so I have to be a little coy. The company is called Glowforge.
Weâ€™re making a real, tangible thing – a piece of hardware – powered by a giant stack of software. Itâ€™s incredibly complicated, with everything from electronics to injection molded plastics to firmware to a web app. Itâ€™s not an incremental thing; itâ€™s approaching science fiction. Itâ€™s actually a product that makes it simple for people to create real, beautiful products. Really simple. Like a very, very early prototype of a Star Trek replicatorÂ -Â but not for food.
Thereâ€™s a bit more about us in this article in Geekwire. Weâ€™ve already got some of the most amazing folks:
- Tony Wright, Y Combinator alum and founder of RescueTime.
- Mark Gosselin, founder of Consumerware and Cequint, which sold for $112.5 million.
- Kira Franz, who was Logistics Chief forÂ Chef.
- Dean Putney, the sole developer behind boingboing.net.
- Tim Ellis, who created the electrical systems behind the Genie lift.
…and we’re not done yet! Â We need a few more engineers to round out the core team. We need front end and back end engineers. A firmware engineer. A mechanical engineer experienced with injection molding. We’re funded by an amazing set of investors. Our office is a century-old building that used to be used to build Boeing airplanes. We have a seven ton vertical mill and we’reÂ building out a full electronics lab for the hardware team. It’s pretty amazing here.
If youâ€™d be interested in working together – shoot usÂ a note? It’s a ‘jobs’ address, but I see every mail that comes through there. Â And if you want to be the first to knowÂ what weâ€™re up to, you can add your name to the launch notification list at glowforge.com.
It would be great to see you here.