We're on a mission to make hardware less hard; to empower engineers by equipping them with world-class technology, knowledge, and support.
We are making every step of hardware design approachable, pleasant, and productive.
We believe the tools should fade into the background, freeing engineers to be truly creative.
Zak is the CEO and co-founder of Upverter. He is responsible for daily business operations, networking, and maintaining the optimal functioning of the company. Prior to starting Upverter, Zak gained extensive hardware development experience at Sandvine, IBM, and Infosys. He studied computer engineering at the University of Waterloo where he met Michael and Stephen.
Michael is the VP of Sales and co-founder of Upverter. He is actively involved in defining the company’s sales strategy and optimizing product market fit. Previous to Upverter, Michael was the Director of Technology at Trend Hunter where he designed, developed, and scaled the site’s web platform to meet its exponential growth. He studied computer engineering at the University of Waterloo where he met Zak and Stephen.
Stephen is the CTO and co-founder of Upverter. He is responsible for the design and construction of a number of Upverter’s product offerings. Previous to Upverter, Stephen worked as a senior software engineer at Xobni where he designed and built a cloud-based synchronization service. He studied computer engineering at the University of Waterloo with Zak and Michael.
Adam graduated from Engineering Science at the University of Toronto before starting grad school (four times) and founding/working at several startups (Akatoo, Algo Anywhere, 500px). As Upverter’s VP of Engineering, he is actively involved in the technical and product architecture, and remains responsible for the full product lifecycle.
Alex is a software developer and hardware designer that came to Upverter from the mobile industry. He is involved in the maker community and previously served on the board of directors of a local hackerspace. Alex studied computer engineering and music at the University of Waterloo.
Since graduating from the University of Waterloo in Computer Engineering, Anandh has had over 10 years of experience designing hardware for many large technology companies including Apple and Qualcomm. At Upverter, he is actively involved in product development and regularly assists the marketing team in creating related materials and content.
Carmen studied Software Engineering at the University of Waterloo and joined Upverter after graduating in 2012. She enjoys puzzling over the challenges of making complicated interactions and workflows more intuitive.
Erick graduated from Computer Science at the University of Waterloo. He has built video games, 3D modelling software, web browsers, and web sites. Most recently, he's been at Mozilla streamlining Firefox releases and Walk Score scaling the site.
Erick loves all things open source and is thrilled to be pushing open hardware tools to the next level.
A seasoned business development professional, with first-hand experience with both products and services for companies ranging from small start-up ventures to large multi-national companies. Over the last 6 years he's honed his biz dev experience in a wide variety of settings and industries including retail, marketing, advertising, mobile development, tech and telecommunications - as well as a few personal enterprises.
Today, teams are spread between North America, Europe, and Asia. Engineers are no longer working in isolation but dealing with multiple time zones and communication barriers.
Upverter makes collaborating on hardware design intuitive and efficient. We rely on the capabilities of the latest browsers to deliver engineering tools you can load from anywhere, anytime, on any device.
How often do you generate footprints that already exist somewhere else? How many times do you edit each symbol again? Designing hardware is hard enough - it shouldn't be bogged down with all these unnecessary steps.
We believe in the power of re-usability. Upverter allows engineers to create on top of a foundation of editable building blocks, saving on time, money, and energy.
Within a team, engineers have different strengths. We build collaboration tools that make the most of these individual skills, resulting in a more productive and powerful unit. We build the tools to create the alchemy.
We're constantly innovating and iterating to improve the way hardware is created. We spend a lot of time talking to engineers all around the world to understand what would make your job easier.
When you use Upverter, you know you are working with a dynamic tool. We keep up-to-date with the latest technology and engineering practices to offer the most effective solution possible. Our engineers are always coming up with new features to better fit your needs - probably before you even know you need it.
Ideas, feature requests, suggestions? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you reach out to us through live chat, you're not wasting time with customer service reps. The people who spend their days building Upverter are the same people who answer your questions and help you out.
You can also email us at email@example.com.