Make sensing data from industrial machines common sense for business and the planet.
Arch makes sensing data from industrial machines common sense for business and the planet.
CEO & Co-founder
Andrew (He/Him) is the CEO and Co-founder of Arch, helping manufacturers and industrial leaders digitize and operate more sustainably. Andrew has over 15 scientific papers in the fields of semiconductor electronics and renewable energy and holds a PhD in Materials Science from Stanford where he accomplished a world record in silicon photoanode efficiency. He helped build StartX, one of the top startup accelerators in the world, leading the hardware program and helping scores of early IoT companies go to market. He is passionate about working with Arch’s customers and each member of the team to together build a more connected and sustainable Earth.
CTO & Co-founder
Tim (He/Him) is an innovative and compassionate technologist with more than 10 years of embedded electronics experience. He earned a PhD at Stanford discovering the first complete theory of organic solar cell operation. Before that, he independently designed a pico-hydropower power plant as a Peace Corps volunteer in Panama that was used as a model for rural electrification. He’s been thinking about how to build modular electronics for the last decade, both independently and with the nonprofit WellDone International where he used low-cost sensors to help ensure access to clean water in rural Africa. He is passionate about empowering people to have equal access to basic resources and ensuring that the next wave of IoT devices benefits all people.
VP of Engineering
David (He/Him) is a repeat entrepreneur and seasoned software leader with 20+ years driving all phases of development of market-leading software solutions. He was one of the main software architects at Altera, leading over 10 products that helped generate over $8 Billion in aggregate sales. He is also the Co-founder and former CTO of AmperVue, a video sharing and analysis company, and built out their entire software suite. David is passionate about empowering teams to customize their own hardware solutions, has led such efforts throughout his career, and now brings his experience to bear leading engineering at Arch.
Head of Product
Eric Krock (He/Him) is the Head of Product at Arch, driving the evolution of our products and ensuring our customers are delighted. Eric brings over 15 years of enterprise product management experience at startups and large enterprises. At Arm Holdings, Eric managed the growth and rebranding of Arm’s partner program for enterprise IoT partners. At LifeMap Solutions, he partnered with Apple and Mount Sinai Health to develop the Asthma Health mobile health app, one of the first six apps to launch on ResearchKit. Prior to that, he was responsible for Kontiki’s solution for secure peer-assisted content delivery, resulting in an acquisition by VeriSign, where he launched a global cloud-based enterprise content delivery network. Eric is passionate about using technology and evidence-based best practices to create a better, sustainable world for the children of today.
Head of People Ops
Erika (She/Her) is a People Operations professional who has worked at several successful start-ups in Silicon Beach before moving back to the Bay Area and joining the team at Arch. In addition to being passionate about creating safe and welcoming work environments where everyone can thrive, Erika can be found rescuing dogs and performing improv in front of as many people as a theatre will allow!
Principal Data Engineer
Swamy (He/Him) is an innovative and experienced engineer with 10+ years spanning machine learning, software, chip design, and process technology. He earned a PhD in Computer Engineering from UC San Diego where he developed novel predictive models of semiconductor yield from chip-scale data mining. Prior to Arch, Swamy was a technical lead at Qualcomm, where his work focused on improving yield, cost, and manufacturability of Qualcomm’s flagship modems and SnapDragon processors. Swamy is passionate about building ML-driven applications and engineering great data-driven products. When not working, he loves to build and fly model airplanes or hike around the Bay Area.
Chris (He/Him) is an industrious and creative hardware engineer with a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He previously worked at Tesla Motors, was part of the Stanford Solar Car team, and taught engineering courses as a teaching assistant at Stanford University. He is passionate about empowering engineers to develop lean industrial-quality solutions and enabling a future where resources are managed and used in a sustainable way.
Filippo (He/Him) is a dynamic full stack developer who hails from Italy. He graduated with a master degree in HCI from the Universities of Paris and Helsinki. He then worked in Kielikone oy (Finland) for two years as a web developer, developing recommendation systems and payment integrations. He’s keen to learn new technologies and find neat solutions to complex problems. At Arch, he works on both backend and frontend software development.
Luke (He/Him) is an intrepid and seasoned hardware and firmware developer specializing in embedded systems who holds a BS from Caltech and an MS from Stanford in Electrical Engineering. He developed software, firmware, & hardware in many industries ranging from fiber optic transceivers at Finisar, drones at Google’s Project Wing, wearables at Polyera, and autonomous cars at Faraday Future. He is an author on 37 patents. When he’s not coding or soldering, he’s sailing on the Bay or rock climbing in the mountains. At Arch, he works on firmware for the IOTile framework and helps lead the hardware team.
Staff Software Engineer
Matt (He/Him) is a hands-on software engineer with experience building robust systems software for unique hardware products. He holds a BS from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and MS from the University of Maryland College Park in Electrical Engineering. Prior to Arch, Matt was among the first engineers to join the software team at Mythic, where they developed an end-to-end compiler for cutting edge deep learning accelerator chips. At Arch, he is focused on leading development of our open source CoreTools project. When not working, he enjoys cycling up hills and experimenting with baked goods.
Justin (He/Him) is an innovative engineer with a drive to learn and a passion for utilizing technology to unlock the potential in others and build a brighter future. He received his Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering at The University of Alabama where he founded and led the Alabama Astrobotics team to compete in the NASA Robotic Mining Competition. Prior to Arch, Justin was a Full-Stack developer at Scal.io where he architected modern web apps and backend infrastructure using open source tools that he developed. At Arch, he is developing modular libraries to power web and mobile IoT applications.
Andrew (He/Him) is a versatile engineer who leverages fundamentals across multidisciplinary fields to create innovative solutions. He graduated with a BS in Computer Engineering from UC Santa Cruz after receiving the Dean’s Award for designing and prototyping a single-stage-to-orbit rocket. He carried his knowledge and passion of aerospace systems into working on firmware and software for high profile C2ISR aircraft. With the experience of working on large, long-running projects, Andrew has developed a focus on building modular and sustainable software. When he’s not coding, he enjoys training for powerlifting competitions and spending time in nature with his friends. At Arch, he works on creating robust firmware to support IOTile devices.
Louis (He/Him) is a passionate software engineer from France. He is in the process of graduating from CentraleSupélec, one of the top french engineering schools, with a focus on software and electronics. While in Centrale, Louis founded the Electronic’s club, with a focus on fixing common appliances for fellow students, and helped maintain VIA, an association dedicated to providing an internet connection and services to every student. At Arch, Louis is helping build robust and scalable software for a wide range of projects, from France with Arch’s partner Illuin Technology, and is taking part in building Arch’s distributed, remote-equal culture.
In 2011, Arch’s CTO and Co-founder, Tim Burke, was in Tanzania trying to help rural village dwellers have access to clean drinking water. Previously, the focus had been on drilling new wells, but they had recently become aware of an alarming fact: 40% of existing wells are broken at any given time. Furthermore, over 80% of existing wells across Sub-Saharan Africa were broken, wells no longer helping no one.
To solve this, Burke and his team endeavored to build an ultra-low-cost cellular monitoring system that could leapfrog traditional utilities the way cellular phones leapfrogged landlines.
But the technology just wasn’t there.
In 2015, Stanford colleagues Andrew Scheuermann and Tim Burke founded Arch to provide that technology and, by 2016, wells serving up to 10,000 people were equipped in Tanzania.
The problem in Africa is not unique. People all over the world recognize such opportunities and are trying to build smart, connected infrastructure yet lack the tools and resources necessary to do the job.
A More Sustainable Earth
Arch provides a device-to-cloud platform and partners with industrial thought leaders to define and implement cutting-edge IoT systems. With a novel IOTile™ framework, custom-configured devices and solutions are produced 5x faster and 10x cheaper than ever before.
Arch’s modular technology overcomes the challenge of the diverse physical world to provide simple and secure access for the industrial Internet. We work with both industrial and impact partners around the world to help them get a better sense of things.
Four Key Principles
The Arch team is defining the next wave of connected computing technology with four key principles in mind:
- Empowerment – We empower our partners to design their own IoT applications
- Execution – We build hardware like software– lean and fast from prototype to production
- Evolution – We make upgradeable, industrial-grade products
- Everywhere – We are open API and open source
Join us in the effort to create a better-connected and more sustainable Earth.
Read the Founders Pledge
When the founders of Arch started this journey, they made key recognitions that led to their conviction that Arch could empower both a data-driven and more equitable world if the company and its people stayed true to their direction. Every team member that joins Arch brings her or his own conviction, empowerment, wisdom, courage, trust, and integrity to bear on our shared mission.
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We are looking for talented and driven people wanting to make both businesses and the planet more efficient, connected, and sustainable. Come join our diverse and passionate team!
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