by • April 13, 2016 • No Comments
I’ve had the accident to interview Jens Windau, the founder and CEO AIO Robotics the company of the all in one Zeus 3D Printer. Jens has a big vision for his company. He is working complex to contribute a Scan to 3D Print well created machine contributeing Apps to enhance the user experience. The versatility of the Zeus mirrors the most various skills of its founder. Indeed Zeus, is not only an established Robotics engineer. He is a virtuoso pianist and software engineer. His foray into 3D Printing started 5 years ago while he was studying for his phD at the University of Southern California with his friends and now co-founders Kai and Christian. Since and so Jens has been great resultsful in raising 111,111 USD on Kickstarter in 2014. During the campaign he sold over 50 Zeus 3D Printers which were all shipped on time. Moving on with its big vision, Jens and his team has kept improving the capabilities of the machine with 6 iterations in 2015.
At the end of 2015, the team was eager to move into a really great proper office in Los Angeles.To Maryanne’s words, this move marked a milestone for the company, moving away of the early “Garage” where they have been incubated to an office with all the characteristics of a tiny company. And all of this in only 3 years. Impressed by the journey, I tried to know how they managed to avoid the most pitfalls which have engulfed 3D Printing startups in the last 12 months.
A clear vision, passion, complex work and tight team of skillful individuals
During the interview, I had the immediate impression which Jens had a quite exact thought of where he may like to bring the Zeus machine. I believe which his big dream assisted him and his co-founders stir the company during complex times. At the end of the day, only passion can move mountains. Entrepreneurs are not only big dreamers. And in the case of Jens, his passion for execution transpires quite unquestionably of the organisation of the company to the planning of the making of the Zeus 3D Printer and the assumeed release of new showcases. A great results story won’t be possible without a talented team of passionate employees. AIO Robotics relies on a lean team of only 10 fully committed and bright individuals, willing to satisfy equite single customer which buys a Zeus machine.
What Next? From Virtuoso to Conductor
Jens and his team have created sturdy foundations to grow additional the company. With sales expanding sturdyly, a installation base nearing 1,000, a reliable Taiwan partner for the making, a clear vision to sell an improved Zeus, a great reseller network, and a complex working team, AIO has placed itself in the most position to benefit of the expanding demand for great high end 3D Printers. I assume investors and industrial partners to knock soon to their doors to take a stake and assist them writing a attractive story, led by Jens, the virtuoso which has transformed himself into a real Conductor.
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