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Year End Bonus #3! Randy Altschuler of Xometry checks in after a year.

Macro Micro Michael Marco & Startups at the Edge (M4Edge)

We’re closing out our first season with three bonus episodes. In each of these bonus episodes, we check-in with our first three guests on the show, Greg Mulholland of Citrine Informatics, Dipanwita Das of Sorcero and Randy Altschuler of Xometry. Innovation is moving faster than ever, so we want to keep the pulse of the market and see how much progress our guests are making. It’s been a year since we first interviewed these companies, and each has had a banner year. In this episode, we catch up with Randy Altschuler of Xometry, a Manufacturing-as-a-Service platform. Randy was one of our first guests on M4Edge, and over the past year Xometry has experienced tremendous growth, has raised another important round of funding, has expanded its global footprint including with a new partnership with China’s Alibaba, and developed a new service to help its partners procure materials and parts more cheaply and efficiently. Randy talks us through what this means for Xometry, and how Manufacturing-as-a-Service is helping companies deal with the increased uncertaintyand more frequent shocks that characterize the global environment—and how hopefully it will help address climate change through more efficient supply chains. Enjoy the episode, Happy holidays and ... Please write us a review!

29mins

25 Dec 2019

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The Future of Manufacturing, with Randy Altschuler of Xometry

Macro Micro Michael Marco & Startups at the Edge (M4Edge)

In our third episode, we dive deep into the core of the manufacturing ecosystem with Randy Altschuler of Xometry. Randy observed a fundamental inefficiency in manufacturing, which he instantly recognized as an opportunity: On the one hand, a number of small and large producers who often find their productive capacity stretched to the limit, unable to meet the need for additional parts. On the other hand, producers whose machines occasionally sit idle.It sounds easy, but there is a lot more to connecting the dots, establishing trust, ensuring timeliness, reliability and quality. Matching the right production technology to every specific need is key. Sophisticated algorithms play a crucial role—but you will discover that in this era of artificial intelligence and innovative technologies, some of the biggest obstacles are surprisingly basic. Efficiency across the system increases; large companies like BMW have already bought into the idea. But what is the impact on employment? And what does this mean for global supply chains—could it make protectionism less harmful, or even encourage it? What does the future of manufacturing look like as platforms like Xometry expand?This episode, like our last episode with Sorcero, contains a "part 2," in which Michael and Marco discuss the bigger implications of Xometry and Manufacturing as a Service.

1hr 8mins

21 Dec 2018

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Randy Altschuler, Founder and CEO of Xometry: Founding and Growing Successful Companies

Taking Notes with NextGen

Randy Altschuler is a serial entrepreneur who has co-founded three successful companies, including Office Tiger in 1999, CloudBlue in 2001, and mostly recently Xometry in 2013. Randy is currently CEO of Xometry, an advanced manufacturing company with investors including Highland Capital Partners. In this episode, Randy discusses how he transitioned from a traditional finance background to entrepreneurship. He also discusses his insights into the most important parts of building a company.

21mins

27 Feb 2018

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TRH: Randy Altschuler, Matt Doheny, David Bellavia

Pantsless Aggression Productions

On this week's episode of THE RIGHT HOOK, the House GOP named the first fifteen members of their "Young Guns" program and two of them are both from New York and on the show: Randy Altschuler (NY-1) and Matt Doheny (NY-21). We'll also be revisited by David Bellavia, a young conservative running a congressional primary challenge up in the new NY-27.

56mins

18 May 2012

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