Zach Supalla

CEO Particle

Founder and CEO of Particle, an all-in-one (hardware+software+connectivity) platform for IoT products and connected devices. We help manufacturers bring their physical products online. Built an IoT product from scratch and delivered it to thousands of customers in 6 months. Did it again four or five times. Helped enterprise customers like Jacuzzi, Keurig, and Watsco do the same. Built a global team of 100+ and a company serving hundreds of enterprises and hundreds of thousands of IoT engineers. Raised $80M in venture capital from Spark Capital, Root Ventures, OATV, and others. San Francisco Business Times 40 Under 40. Featured in Forbes, WIRED, TechCrunch, CNN, Make: Magazine, and others. Particle was listed as a Major Player in Worldwide IoT Platforms by IDC, and was one of Fast Company's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in the Internet of Things in 2015, one of Business Insider's Enterprise Start-ups to Bet Your Career On in 2017, and one of Forbes' Top 25 IoT Startups to Watch in 2019.

MBA, Technology Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship 2010-2012
MEM, Design and Innovation 2010-2011
B.A, Cognitive Science 2003-2007
Product Development
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problem-solving Problem Solving

Recent Posts

rural broadband expansion

Bridging the Digital Divide Will Depend Heavily on the Future of Rural Broadband Expansion

MarketScale - February 20, 2024

High-speed internet access is synonymous with economic prosperity, however, the disparity in broadband infrastructure between urban and rural communities has never been more pronounced. As the digital revolution marches on, the divide widens, leaving rural communities deep in the shadows of technological advancement.

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Fitness Goals

Healthy Habits Soundbite: Luke Johnson’s Evolving Fitness Goals

MarketScale - October 4, 2023

Transitioning from the grueling demands of collegiate football to nurturing a lifelong fitness journey, Luke Johnson, Co-Founder and CEO of CapExpert, unveils a shift in perspective towards physical well-being. As the rigors of youthful athleticism give way to the pursuit of a pain-free golf swing and the serenity of Denvers hiking trails, a tale of evolving fitness goals unfolds.

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Navigating Healthcare’s Competitive Landscape
Core Takeaways - Highway To Health

From Athlete to Executive: Navigating Healthcare’s Competitive Landscape

MarketScale - October 4, 2023

In this snippet from the Highway to Health podcast, Luke Johnson, Co-Founder and CEO of CapExpert, shares a vital lesson learned from leading his venture: the power of a supportive, talented team. Drawing a parallel to his quarterback days, Johnson emphasizes the importance of surrounding oneself with individuals who are skilled and aligned with the mission at hand.

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Balancing Work, Rest, and Family Time

MarketScale - September 29, 2023

In the high-stakes world of deal-making, staying ahead of the curve is paramount. The pressures are immense, with unexpected twists and turns demanding constant vigilance.

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American College of Education

Lindsay Baker Shares her Role on the Admissions Team

MarketScale - September 27, 2023

Lindsay Baker, a dedicated ACE employee for five years, proudly serves as the Admissions Coordinator. In her role, she oversees admissions for various educational programs, including doctoral pathways and transfer credits.

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