We are a venture studio building solutions for a regenerative world.

vision

An innovative approach

Our vision is a thriving, interconnected world where life is improved through invention.

Good Machine is a venture studio at the intersection of community driven technology, inspired humans, and symbiotic capital. We build solutions for a better world by developing technologies creatively and connecting people through elevated communication.

These solutions are prototyped, incubated, and launched into new companies.

mission

Empowering diverse communities with tools that increase their agency in a sustainable future.

Our Values are integral to and indivisible from our vision and mission:

Agency

Nurture balance across our global community by honoring the sacred and supporting regenerative growth for all life.

Adaptability

Combine a gritty, action-biased attitude with the consistency of purpose and curiosity to create elegant solutions.

Approachability

Foster lasting, meaningful relationships by treating everyone with respect, transparency, and apolitical generosity.

team

A uniquely capable leadership team

Dave Solomon

Chief Executive Officer

Has a 20-year history developing new tech in Silicon Valley.  Most recently, he built a profitable business that improves at-sea transparency, of even the smallest vessels, in over 35 countries worldwide. Leveraging a low-cost, technology solution, Dave and his team are providing agency and opportunity for a constantly growing community of the 50 million small scale fishers worldwide. 

He is an expert at building collaborative ventures and creating new markets for impact businesses.

Dan Pingaro

Chief of Climate and Partnerships

Dan is a senior management professional with leadership, operations and policy experience that bridges the private, public, philanthropic and nonprofit sectors. With multiple CEO leadership roles, Dan also has direct experience with Sustainability Accounting Standards Board and the World Bank Global Partnership for Oceans. He currently volunteers as on the Advisory Boards of the disABLED Life Alliance and The Ocean Foundation.

Jen Cole

Director, Climate and Oceans

Has extensive experience in social impact consulting for Fortune 500 companies as well as philanthropic foundations. She brings a deep understanding of social and environmental challenges in global food value chains - particularly seafood - and her work ranges from upholding human and labor rights, improving supply chain traceability and transparency, and enabling environmentally sustainable fishing practices. Her professional experiences range from brokering partnerships with smallholders and multinational businesses, leading collaborations that include business, government, civil society organizations, and individual stakeholders, and advocating for equitable growth in complex global systems.

Tom Chi

Partner and Head of Product

Has pioneered rapid prototyping concepts that have led to 75 patents, and innovative processes utilized by more than a dozen industry-leading companies (e.g., Microsoft, Yahoo). 

As co-founder and Head of Product Experience at Google X, he led development on Google Glass and autonomous vehicles.

Louise Hilsen

Strategic Advisor for Partnerships

Over 25 years of experience in government service and public policy advocacy with  emphasis in food safety, nutrition, supply chain and environment.  Throughout her career Louise has focused on helping large corporates improve the lives of low-income and vulnerable populations and create commercial strategies that embed sustainability.  She is the former head of Nestle’s Washington, DC  office and a fierce advocate for human rights, diversity & inclusion and the strengthening of public health systems.



portfolio

Companies

Pelagic Data Systems

Providing data solutions for fisheries around the world by “making visible” the movement of even the smallest fishing vessels.

ReefGen

Robotic planting machines to drastically scale up the rate at which restoration teams can outplant corals and restore reefs.

Projects

Unison

An Over-the-Counter (OTC) affordable hearing device for the developing world.

Raino

An electric tractor designed for mass production.


Fresure

A converted shipping container, powered by solar energy to keep perishable foods fresh during storage, handling and shipping.

Partners