From the robotics community,
by robotics leaders,
for robotics innovators
Investing in pre-seed, seed and series A startups
Exceptional network of
executives, suppliers, customers, manufacturers, acquirers and growth investors
technology and vertical markets expertise
operations and business value creation
Approach to robotics, automation and AI
- AI / Machine Learning
- Cloud Robotics
- Robotics Cybersecurity
- Sensors / Edge Computing
Fady Saad is a General Partner of Cybernetix Ventures. He is also the Co-founder of MassRobotics; the first and largest robotics & AI startup escalator in the world. Fady led the multi-million dollar fundraising for the organization and architected MassRobotics’ corporate partnership program and business model. Fady supported & advised multiple startups and introduced them to 150+ VCs in the US & globally.
Early in his career, Fady was a Regional Manager of Nokia Siemens Networks in North Africa and Europe where he led and managed multimillion-euro acquisitions and bids. He was also part of the team that led the merger between Siemens Com and Nokia Networks in North Africa for 700+ employees.
Fady holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the American University in Cairo and a MS in Engineering, Systems Design, and Management from MIT.
Mark Martin is General Partner of Cybernetix Ventures. He is an experienced investor, board member, advisor, and tech executive.
Mark is a former VP of Analog Devices Industrial Automation, Sensors, and IoT division where he ran a $1B+ business, led multiple acquisitions, led strategic investments, and scaled new business ventures. Mark has 25+ years of executive tech leadership spanning industrial, healthcare, automotive, and consumer industries. Mark executed the sale of two business units for more than $450M and led $100M of acquisitions across 4 transactions.
Mark has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and an MS in Engineering Management from Tufts University’s Gordon Institute. He is also a recipient of the Tufts Outstanding Career Achievement award.
In his spare time Mark enjoys traveling, golf, and spending time with his family on Cape Cod.
Alexandra “Sasha” Jostrom-Reiser is a Principal at Cybernetix Ventures. She focuses on sourcing, diligence, deal execution and portfolio support. Previously, Sasha was a Principal at Alumni Ventures Group (AVG), a $1B+ generalist VC-fund where she led over a dozen deals and served on the fund’s investment committee. Prior to that role, she was a Management Consultant at Stax, Inc., a boutique consulting firm that specializes in private investment diligence and growth strategy engagements. Sasha also worked at a private equity-backed startup and within the Strategic Planning and Marketing group at Brown Brothers Harriman. Sasha has an MBA from Cornell University and MA (Honours) from the University of St. Andrews. She volunteers her time as a Judge and Mentor for MassChallenge and an Alumni Ambassador for Cornell’s Johnson School of Business.
Marketing & Platform Director
Kendall Embs is a marketing and communications strategist, specialized in startups and venture capital. Her expertise comes from years working at a venture-focused family office, and subsequently running her own consultancy serving startups, funds, and VC services businesses. Kendall was a founding team member of Spring St. Group, a family office focused on direct investments and emerging fund manager relationships. While at SSG, Kendall was responsible for managing and evolving the firm’s brand, advising portfolio companies on branding and marketing, and acting as the marketing lead for new venture development initiatives. Through her consulting practice, Kendall has helped startups, funds, and global brands with brand strategy and narrative, content and copywriting, and marketing execution. She has worked across sectors including SaaS, hardware, fintech, healthtech, eCommerce, consumer brands, and hospitality. This includes work with the leading fundraising strategy firm Lyonshare, which Kendall worked with to provide services to startups and funds of all sizes.
Jackson attended Tufts University where he received a B.S. in Biology and a M.S. in Innovation and Management. During his time at Tufts, he helped build 4 separate start-ups across many stages of development. At Entrada Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biotech company, he worked closely with the COO to help inform scientific strategy and competitive intelligence for new and existing pipeline programs. As the co-founder and CEO of EcoView, a drone-based mapping service for precision irrigation of golf courses, he led a team of 5 from ideation to fundraising, including a second place finish in the Tufts 100k New Ventures Competition. As an Operations Analyst at Cybernetix, he is excited to help streamline all facets of Cybernetix’s operations from internal processes to portfolio and investor management, and learn as much as possible along the way.
Before joining Cybernetix, Benjamin Naovarat, MD, worked as a venture capital investor at the Texas Medical Center (TMC) Venture Fund. In this role, he focused on deals in the medical device and therapeutics space. Additionally, he contributed to diligence, market research, and analysis, playing a crucial role in advancing TMC’s strategic initiatives.
Previously, he held the position of a physician researcher at McGovern Medical School, focusing on diverse research areas encompassing genetics, autoimmune diseases, infectious diseases, and translational outcomes. During this period, he has notably authored multiple abstracts, peer-reviewed articles, and several chapters in textbooks.
Benjamin obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Texas A&M University. Subsequently, he earned his MD from the University of Texas McGovern Medical School and later pursued an MBA from the University of Michigan.
Helen Greiner, Advisor
Steve Ricci, Sr. Advisor
Steve Ricci, senior advisor, is a former partner at Flagship Ventures, and former president of the New England Venture Capital Association, bringing more than 30 years of early stage venture capital investment experience.
Peter Wurman, Advisor
Peter Wurman is the co-founder and former CTO of Kiva Systems, a manufacturer of mobile robotic fulfillment systems acquired by Amazon and rebranded to Amazon Robotics. He is currently Sony’s AI America director and was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2020.
Rick Faulk, Advisor
Elaine Chen, Advisor
Center at Tufts University
Elaine Chen is a well-known roboticist, currently director of the Derby Entrepreneurship Center at Tufts University, Cummings Family Professor of the Practice in Entrepreneurship, and former entrepreneur-in-residence at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship.
Amar Sawhney, Advisor
Dennis Clarke, Advisor
Our core team has technology, entrepreneurial, market and investing experience.
News & Insights
- Instock Announces $6.2M Seed Funding from Amazon, Lux Capital, One Way Ventures, Commerce Ventures, Cybernetix
- Cybernetix Collective Insights: Smart Biomanufacturing
- Airworks Announces Strategic Growth Investment Led by PSG (with follow-on investment from Cybernetix)
- Rugged Robotics Named Highest-Rated Robotics Solution by Builtworlds
- KEWAZO Named a FastCompany 2023 Innovation by Design Awards Winner
- In Robotics Land, a New Focus on Construction