Elemental Machines

Our goal is to measure the world. We make sensors and software to optimize complex physical operations and transform data into actionable insights.

Founded 2015
16-50 employees
  • Biotechnology & Chemical Products
  • Analytics & Business Information
  • Hardware, Internet of Things, & Electronics
  • Headquarters address
    185 Alewife Brook Parkway, Suite 401, Cambridge, MA 02138
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    Our Mission

    We make sensors and software to optimize complex physical operations. Critical data is encoded everywhere in the physical world, but much of this data remains hidden from those who need it most. Unseen, unmeasured factors drive inefficiencies worth billions of dollars to the dominant industries in our economy, from yield loss in pharmaceutical production to machine down-time in advanced manufacturing to the epidemic of experimental irreproducibility in life sciences R&D.

    At Elemental Machines, we believe that rich, well-annotated datasets from connected sensors can this eliminate waste. We are on a mission to create products that make it easy to gather and transform this data into actionable insights to transform these industries for the better.

    Our Team

    When the team is not racing bicycles, rock climbing, baking bread, kayaking, backcountry skiing, brewing craft beer or throwing axes (at targets) it is focused intently on bringing value to our partners and customers by disrupting industries that are still recording and using information the same way it was done thousands of years ago. IoT continuous data collection, combined with artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms, will revolutionize scientific discovery.

    Tech stack

    Python, Google Cloud Platform, JavaScript, Linux, Ruby on Rails, React, Microprocessor, Microcontroller, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), Wireless Networking, IoT


    Compensation and retirement

    Stock Options
    401k plan

    Health and wellness

    Insurance (Health)
    Insurance (Dental)
    Insurance (Vision)
    FSA (Flexible Spending Plan)

    Vacation and time off

    Paid time off
    Unlimited time off
    Paid holidays
    Flexible working hours
    Work from home flexibility

    Personal development

    Conferences reimbursement
    Internship program

    Values and quality of life

    Accessible via public transportation
    Bike parking
    Catered meals
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