Tony has spent the last 20 years of his life working at large defense and aerospace companies. He has been afforded the privilege of working on some fascinating projects and has developed machine vision and artificial intelligence algorithms for a number of different missile and satellite systems. However, over the last few years, he began to realize that life was too short to spend so much of it in a cubicle. He left the corporate world behind last June and started Manifold Analytics with no plans of looking back. Tony hopes to leverage technology from the drone market and high-resolution satellite imaging to develop bespoke analysis and inspection solutions for a wide range of markets.
What is your business? We provide custom software solutions for cloud-based machine vision and data analytics.
Who are your clients? Manifold’s most significant ongoing contracts are as a software subcontractor to Lockheed Martin, but we have developed custom analysis solutions for clients across a half dozen infrastructure markets.
What are some business wins? Manifold worked through the daunting task of becoming an approved supplier for Lockheed Martin last year, but we’re now starting our third sequential contract with them this month. They have been a great company to work with and have really helped make Manifold successful.
What are your short-term goals? Our biggest short-term goal is to grow our team so we can expand our business. We’ve got a dozen different business areas that we believe we could provide innovative solutions for, but we’ve had to limit our efforts because of our size..
How has Catapult helped you? I originally moved to Catapult because of its affordability, but over the last few months, I have become more involved with the community through groups like 1 Million Cups. Working side-by-side with people of different backgrounds and missions is a unique experience that has definitely changed my perspective.
Secret Sauce? Our background and perspective allows us to look at problems from unexpected angles.
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