Ric Fulop

Desktop Metal

Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO

Ric Fulop is the Chairman, CEO and co-founder of Desktop Metal (NYSE: DM), a leader in mass production and turnkey additive manufacturing solutions. Founded in 2015 by leaders in advanced manufacturing, materials science, and robotics, the company is addressing the unmet challenges of speed, cost, and quality to make metal 3D printing an essential tool for engineers and manufacturers around the world. Prior to founding Desktop Metal in October 2015, Ric was a General Partner at North Bridge, a VC fund with $3 billion under management, for five years following a fifteen-year career as an entrepreneur. Fulop is the founder of six technology companies, including A123 Systems, Boston's largest IPO in the past decade and one of the world’s largest automotive lithium ion suppliers with revenue exceeding $500M in 2016. At North Bridge, Ric led the software and 3D investing practices and was an early stage investor and board member in Dyn (acquired by Oracle for $600 million), Onshape, MarkForged, Salsify, Lytro and Gridco. Ric is a former Board Member of the Electric Drive Transportation Association and holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School where he was a Sloan Fellow.

SESSIONS WITH Ric Fulop

Tuesday, 2 March

  • 12:00pm - 12:30pm (CST) / 02/mar/2021 06:00 pm - 02/mar/2021 06:30 pm

    Agora Studio

    Agora Studio: New Frontiers for Manufacturing in a Low-carbon World

    Panel Markets/Economics/Strategy Digitalization Innovation & Technology Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability Decarbonization Pathways
    As the energy industry transforms itself digitally, it is looking at AI and additive manufacturing (3D printing) technologies for more efficient solutions. These technologies save cost on material production for the energy industry but face challenges in development. Are sufficient materials available for this technology for process implementation and for quality assurance? How is the energy industry responding to a shortage of skilled workforce needed to operate these technologies? What is the best method to address a general lack of IT standards in these revolutionary and evolving technologies?