The category leader for manufacturing analytics.

Who We Are

Sight Machine is used by Global 500 companies to make better, faster decisions about their manufacturing operations. Sight Machine’s analytics platform, purpose-built for discrete and process manufacturing, uses artificial intelligence, machine learning, and advanced analytics to help address critical challenges in quality and productivity throughout the enterprise.

The platform is powered by the industry’s only Plant Digital Twin, which enables real-time visibility and actionable insights for every machine, line, and plant throughout an enterprise.

Founded in Michigan in 2011 and expanded to the Bay Area in 2012, Sight Machine fuses the spirit of Silicon Valley technology innovation with rock-solid Detroit manufacturing. Our team includes the founders of Slashdot along with leadership from early Yahoo, Palantir, Tesla, Cisco, IBM, McKinsey, and Apple.

Sight Machine Leadership Team

Sight Machine was founded and is led by a team of technologists, manufacturing experts, and entrepreneurs who, above all, are focused on providing practical solutions to the industry.

Jon Sobel

Jon Sobel

CEO & Co-Founder

Jon has served on the management teams of several companies in pioneering industries, including Tesla Motors, SourceForge, and in its early years, Yahoo! Jon holds an BA from Princeton, a JD from the University of Michigan, and an MBA from Wharton.

Nathan Oostendorp

Nathan Oostendorp

CTO & Co-Founder

Nathan co-founded Slashdot.org, worked 9 years as an architect for SourceForge.net, and has developed several other successful online communities. Nate has also worked in industrial controls. He holds an MS in Information Science from the University of Michigan and a BS in Computer Science from Hope College.

Kurt DeMaagd, PhD

Kurt DeMaagd, PhD

Chief Data Scientist & Co-Founder

Kurt co-founded Slashdot.org and has served as a professor at Michigan State University in information management, economics, and policy. Kurt is an accomplished analytics programmer.

Adam Taisch

Adam Taisch

SVP, Business Dev & Co-Founder

Adam has led business development, product development and sales in innovative industries for 15 years. An early employee at Yahoo!, and a proud son of the Midwest, Adam excels at ensuring the new technologies serve client needs.

Anthony Oliver

Anthony Oliver

Lead Applications Engr & Co-Founder

Anthony has over 12 years of experience developing and deploying robotics, computer vision, and data analysis tools in the manufacturing sector. He is a multidisciplinary software engineer who is equally at home in application engineering, dev-ops, front and back end development, and vision programming.

Syed Hoda

Syed Hoda

CMO

Syed has served in leadership roles, on three different continents, at both start-up and large technology companies, including Cisco, Scality, ParStream, and IBM. Syed received an MBA from Emory University and an undergraduate in Industrial Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.

Jerry Wu

Jerry Wu

CFO

Jerry has over 20 years of experience in technology corporate finance and public/private equity investments. Prior to his career in finance he was a manufacturing engineer with Silicon Graphics. Jerry holds BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford and an MBA from Wharton. He is a CFA charterholder.

Chris Dobbrow

Chris Dobbrow

SVP, Sales

Chris has over 25 years of strategic enterprise sales experience creating & executing successful go to market strategies focused on enterprise customers. He has served in senior management roles at Perforce Software, SourceForge and Ziff-Davis.

Ryan Smith, PhD

Ryan Smith, PhD

VP, Engineering

Ryan has expertise in manufacturing, life sciences, and automation hardware and software. He has developed and implemented robotic inspection systems and real-time surgical navigation software at leading life sciences companies.

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Draper Nexus (Investors)
E.On (Investors)
GE Ventures (Investors)
IA Ventures (Investors)
Jump Capital (Investors)
Mercury Fund (Investors)
Mitsui and Co (Investors)
OATV (Investors)
Pritzker Group (Investors)
Tekfen Ventures (Investors)
TRG (Investors)