Founder and Lead Consultant, Emergentist Endeavors
As founder at Emergentist Endeavors I pursue systemic dysfunctions as a product management and design research consultant. I have a background in Materials Science from Stanford.
As founder at Emergentist Endeavors I pursue systemic dysfunctions as a product management and design research consultant. At Emergentist I refine products that are part of the circular economy ecosystem. Circular economy value chains, unlike the standard linear value chain, limit negative externalities by using recycled or biodegradable products and acknowledging human suffering. In this multifunctional role, I have begun to refine my ability to mediate between polarized parties with fundamental disagreements about how the world works to build sustainable products. With my clients I have done work on - Developing use-cases and product roadmaps for compostable and recyclable biomaterials - Engaging OEM and Contract Manufacturers in developing an analytics platform, using heuristic data from on-field products - Launching 3D printing materials to the consumer and professional markets, used in multiple industries -- 3D Printing Materials Launch Portfolio: https://docsend.com/view/gbwz8m4 Excerpts (no graphics, use link above to review graphics) PRODUCT SPECS: UNDERSTANDING MATERIALS LIMITATIONS AND MARKET DRIVERS Knowing the behavioral modeling complexity of a material class and its corollary structural complexity is only a first step in developing a piloting and go-to-market strategy for materials products. Tying these technical facts to market capitalization involves identifying the ideal end-market and user. From this, the product and materials teams can develop specifications for the alpha stage minimum viable product (MVP). POLYMER TUNING TO MEET CONSUMER NEEDS Polymer monomers and additives can be combined into end-products that allow them to be uniquely used across myriad industries. With finalized market scoping, the product manager can balance between designing the material with properties that perfectly solve an application and engineering costs that might impair market adoption. On the right is a rule of thumb evaluation of acrylate resins based on key design parameters. -- High Level Resume: Stanford University, BS Materials Engineering, 2012 & PhD Aerospace Engineering, 2013 (leave) Comet Labs and Legend Holdings Robotics and AI Venture Capital Fund Technology Principal | 09|16 - 11|16 | San Francisco, CA and 北京 ，中国 Investment Associate | 01|16 - 8|16 | San Francisco, CA and 北京 ，中国 Smart Machine Deconstruction and Field Research in Traditional Industries • Architected 6 core-component deconstruction frameworks to analyze the autonomy and intelligence levels of robotics/AI startups in all traditional industries, allowing for the creation of taxonomy maps and value chain analysis • Authored 7+ reports assessing the role of autonomous systems in construction, healthcare, retail and agriculture • Conducted 150+ cross-functional research interviews (VCs, professors, CXO’s, engineers) for startup due diligence Stanford Design and Autodesk Algorithm-Augmented Modelling Software Founding Research Fellow | 06|15 - 09|15 | San Francisco , CA Design Abstraction and Generative Design Tool Adoption • Segmented use-case thesis for 5 generative and algorithmic systems used in product engineering and design by mapping how usage differed in non-intuitive tools (AutoCAD) compared to generative tools (Dreamcatcher, Within) • Synthesized abstraction workflows of 30+ subject experts in architecture, automotive engineering, and 3D printing MadeSolid, YC W ’14 3D Printing Materials Developer Materials Product Manager | 05|14 - 06|15 | Emeryville, CA Product Roadmapping, Launches, and Experimental R&D Management • Launched 7 product lines and development timelines, segmented along 4 main end-user profiles: mass consumer, engineering professionals, whitelabeling manufacturers, and highly-experimental alpha and beta testers • Created joint development and launch roadmaps for high risk products via 50+ industrial-scale use case interviews Flextronics, Lab IX Hardware Manufacturer and VC Corporate Strategy Associate | 12|12 - 03|14 | San Jose and 香港，中国 Industrial Manufacturing Analytics Optimization and Corporate Venture Capital/Accelerator Foundation • Eliminated and identified system bottlenecks affecting 57 PCB lines in Hong Kong leading to ~$14M revenue gains • Co-Founded Lab IX, Flextronics’ hardware accelerator, with IDEO’s VC team to onboard pre-DFM hardware startups