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Building the Premier Frontline Operations Platform

Tulip is democratizing technology and empowering those closest to operations to solve problems.

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Our Story

People will always be the most valuable resource of your operations.

Automation has done a lot for frontline operations, but the most complex tasks are still done by people. People still run the factories, people still do the most challenging assemblies and service the machines. Our goal is to help them do a better job, putting the latest technologies to work on their behalf.

We’ve been in your shoes and now, we’re building the tool we wish we had.

We’ve felt the pain of not having real-time production visibility. We’ve felt the frustration of failed Industry 4.0 projects. We’ve felt frustrated by slow-moving infrastructure. We’ve built Tulip as the tool we wish we had.

Tulip was started by a team of engineers out of the MIT Media Lab. Our platform is based on over ten years of research in frontline operations, led by world-class experts on breakthroughs in technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), machine vision, human-computer interaction, augmented reality, and machine learning.

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We’re eager to transform how frontline operations work. Again.

We’re a team of digital pioneers who have shaped the industry through business and academia. We come from the founding and executive teams of leading companies like Formlabs, Autodesk, Solidworks, Markforged, Samsung, Rethink Robotics, MIT and other organizations that have redefined how we run frontline operations today.

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