About Monolith

We empower engineers to use AI to solve intractable physics problems.

 

Our vision

By 2026, we will empower 100,000 visionary engineers to use AI to cut their product development cycle in half.

 

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Our core values

Bring Yourself To Work
Bring yourself to work.

We believe that encouraging people to be themselves, and not just fit in a box, fosters innovative thinking and a culture of interesting people.

Always be curious and open
Always be curious and open.

We are creative and curious. We strive to think outside the box and be open to new ideas. We enjoy feedback and being introduced to different perspectives.​

Self-Learning Models
Think like an engineer.

You don’t have to be an engineer to think like one. Thinking like an engineer means acting creatively, systematically, and strategically — so you can learn to make better decisions in a complex world.

work smart not hard
Work smart, not hard.

We’re passionate about our work and always try to go the extra mile, but recognize the importance of balance. We value our families, health, and commitments outside of work.

be in this together
Be in this together.

We’re an optimistic bunch and love what we do. Day or night, work or social, we have fun hanging out and collaborating with each other. We’re always working towards the shared goal of making Monolith the best it can be.

AI leaders in theory & practice

Academic background

  • Monolith was founded as a spin-off from a PhD project on uncertainty quantification, and is run by a team holding various PhDs across Engineering and Data Science.
  • Monolith boasts an Innovate UK grant to research Explainable AI.
  • Monolith has partnered with universities like Imperial, Cambridge, and ISAE-Supaéro to develop our AI capability and empower research through the use of our platform:
  • Monolith has proprietary algorithms handling 3D data that are patent pending. We're members and contributors of NAFEMS.
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Explore our customer case studies

Learn how we empowered teams from all over the world, leveraging our AI tool to help them build products faster and more cost-efficiently using engineering data.
Jota Case study
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Jota Sport Cuts Car Setup Time by 50% With Monolith
Nanopharm Case study
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The Next Generation of Pharmaceutical Development Using Self-Learning Models
Rolls Case study
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Honda
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“It almost gives us superpowers.”

- Dennis Clark, Honda Innovations, Managing Director of Strategic Venture Partnerships, Silicon Valley

Loreal
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“I am convinced this team is one step ahead of everybody else.”

- Luc Maelstaf, L'Oréal, Head of Technical Design for Packaging, Paris

Formula E
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“With Monolith, I'll empower engineers to develop better products up to 10x faster.”

- Alejandro Agag, Founder of Formula E

SIEMENS
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“... AI extends the abilities of engineers to save time and unleashes innovation even without the benefit of CAD access...”

- Jean Claude Ercolanelli, VP of Simulation and Test Solutions

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Our start-up story

 

Monolith was founded in 2016 by Dr. Richard Ahlfeld, born from his PhD at Imperial College London and NASA. Boosted by joining the FoundersFactory 6-month Accelerator Programme in January 2018, he built a diverse team of engineers, data scientists, and software developers to achieve his company vision. Supported by an international commercial and consultant experience, our team is the heart of Monolith.

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The Monolith AI leadership team

Dr. Richard Ahlfeld
CEO & Board Director

Richard is the founder of Monolith. The company was born out of his research work at Imperial, which involved engagements with the most demanding engineering companies. He received the 2016 award for the greatest contribution to the University by a PhD student.

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Dr. Richard Ahlfeld
Luke Oubridge
COO & Board Director

CEO, COO, CRO and CFO with over 25 years experience within best-in-breed AI, EdTech, FinTech, MarTech and Management Consulting companies.

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Luke Oubridge
Vaughan Simpson CA(SA)
Finance Director

Vaughan is a qualified Chartered Accountant from South Africa. He has worked across multiple industries including FinTech, SaaS startups, telecommunications, and hospitality. He has been the recipient of multiple industry awards and presided as chairman of several boards. He heads the Finance Operations and People & Culture teams at Monolith.

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Vaughan Simpson CA(SA)
Rebecca Geier
CMO

Rebecca leads Monolith marketing efforts and serves on the company's leadership team defining and driving business strategy as the company scales. She brings decades of global B2B business, sales, and marketing experience and her teams have won numerous business and industry awards. She is a board advisor, speaker, author, and university graduate professor.

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Isabel Ashworth
Head of Customer Success

Isabel leads the Customer Success team, who are responsible for ensuring our customers achieve value and are empowered to use the Monolith platform. Isabel has 6 years of experience in computational fluid dynamics, previously working in Climate Systems at Jaguar Land Rover. She was awarded the TechWomen100 Award in 2019.

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Isabel Ashworth
Peter Wooldridge
Director of Engineering

Peter leads the Data Science team at Monolith. He has over 12 years of experience leading tech teams in the development of disruptive AI products at companies such as IBM, Elsevier, and Experian.

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Peter Wooldridge
Marc Emmanuelli
Head of Product

Marc leads the Product team at Monolith. His role is to listen to customers to understand what the right next set of software capabilities are to research, design, and develop. His background is in Aerospace Engineering and Automotive Design.

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Marc Emmanuelli

Monolith Board Members

Eddie Anderson
Partner at Pentech

Founding partner at Pentech, an early stage venture fund investing in category defining software companies. Example companies include FanDuel (acquired by Flutter for $4.2B), Nutmeg (acquired by JP Morgan Chase), Maxymiser (acquired by Oracle), Acunu and Semetric (both acquired by Apple).

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Eddie Anderson
Joshua Fredberg
Managing Director at Insight Partners

As a C-level executive at blue chip public software companies, I focus on the interplay of disruptive B2B technologies with business model and go-to-market strategies. I uniquely combine product management, general management and global marketing expertise to create and/or re-invent markets. 

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Joshua Fredberg
Rani Saad
Deep Tech Investor | Founder

Investing in deep-tech ventures.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ranisaad/

 

Rani Saad

Advisor to the CEO

Ted Duclos
Advisor

Serving as an advisor to the CEO of Monolith, an AI software company serving the product development needs of industrial companies.

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Ted Duclos

Working at Monolith: Our company culture

We are passionate, engaging, and collaborative. Our culture combines academic and product-focused environments, achieving a supportive balance of structure and flexibility that empowers us to do our best work. 

We are genuine.

We bring our true selves to work and celebrate those little quirks that make us different.

We have a culture of learning.

We encourage new ideas, out-of-the-box thinkers, and risk-takers.

We are all human and sometimes we make mistakes.

But we brush ourselves off and try again. Our culture encourages freedom, flexibility, and creativity.

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