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Online workspaces for hardware makers and hobbyists.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Software
  • Location Buffalo, NY, US
  • Currency USD
  • Founded February 2013
  • Employees 4
  • Website gradfly.co

Company Summary

GradFly is a story-telling platform that helps hardware makers and hobbyists showcase technical projects, get constructive feedback, and build online audiences around their work.

Since we are building an online community, users sign up for free since we believe the content will drive our business in the future. We make money linking project component lists to third party vendors and take a cut from any user that purchases from our affiliates.


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    Oscar graduated from the University of Rochester in 2006 with a degree in Math and Economics. He has over 5 years experience in higher education and organzing maker space events. As CEO, he has been a finalist at TechCrunch Disrupt, Startup Next (sponsored by Google), and Startup Fest. He won Innovate Niagara's Startup of the Year Award in 2014 and has given a TED talk on the importance of technical projects in schools. He is part of Z80 Labs.


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    Brendan Rich @ Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP
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    David Mancuso, @ Freed Maxick

Previous Investors

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    Marnie Lavigne @ University of Buffalo Center for Advanced Biomedical and Bioengineering Technology
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    Jordan Levy @ Z80 Labs Technology Incubator