Founder & CEO, CyPhy Works
“General Catalyst’s hands-on approach and ability to assist with business development and strategy in the robotics industry are valuable assets. And since we serve both military and commercial customers, we benefit greatly from their experience in the public and private sectors.”
Helen is Founder and CEO of CyPhy Works. Previously, her forward-looking instincts have helped transform iRobot from a Massachusetts Institute of Technology spin-off into a global leader of practical robots. A robot industry pioneer with more than two decades of experience, Helen’s helped to enhance public acceptance of robots as one of today’s most important emerging technologies. Her visionary contributions in technology innovation and business leadership have been recognized with numerous professional awards. She’s been named one of America’s Best Leaders by the Kennedy School at Harvard University in conjunction with U.S. News & World Report and has been honored with the Pioneer Award from the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI). Helen’s also been named New England Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young with iRobot Co-Founder Colin Angle.
Helen is chair of the national Robotic Technology Consortium and sits on the board of trustees at MIT, the robotics advisory board of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the board of trustees of the Boston Museum of Science, and the board of directors of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA).
Helen is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, earning a B.S.M.E and M.S.C.S.