Linda Pouliot is a serial entrepreneur specializing in robotics, based in Silicon Valley.
In 2004, she co-founded Neato Robotics (acquired) with the idea that robots can perform household chores as effectively as humans. Neato’s award-winning vacuums sell at big-box retailers throughout the world, making Neato the number-two consumer robotic vacuum company globally. At Neato, Linda Pouliot was Vice President of Product Management and Operations, where, in addition to product management and operations, she oversaw hiring and manufacturing.
Linda Pouliot also served as COO of Adiri (acquired), where she worked on the internationally award-winning Adiri Natural Nurser. She has also developed products for retail brands, including Disney, Banana Republic, and QVC, as Director of Operations at Gouda. She has been awarded multiple patents and international awards.
Currently, as the CEO of Dishcraft Robotics, Linda and a team of the award-winning technologists in Silicon Valley are working on solutions to revolutionize the commercial kitchen and helpline staff adapt to the shifting needs of an increasingly automated workplace.
Nora Toure: Linda, could you let us know about your background and what brought you into 3D printing in the first place?
Linda Pouliot: My background was in Operations. Originally I worked for a manufacturer in NY, and then in 2004, I co-founded a robotics company called Neato Robotics, which produced an autonomous vacuum. For Neato, we needed to rapidly prototype parts to test on the robot.
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