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.

The Monolith story

2016 Launch

2016

Started with Richard Ahlfeld in September 2016

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2018

First paying projects with clients in March 2018 ( L’Oreal, McLaren, Airbus)

2018 seed

2018

Pre-seed round in August 2018

2019

2019

Seed round of £1.9M in April 2019

2020 20 employees

2020

Reached 20 employees in January 2020

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2020

Named a “Gartner Cool Vendor” in May 2020

2021

2021

Series A funding of £8.5M in July 2021

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2022

London office opened in March 2022

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2020

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2021

2022

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
Case Study
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
Case Study
How to improve surrogate model accuracy with Rolls Royce
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.

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 and 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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Rebecca Geier
CMO

Rebecca is leading Monolith's marketing efforts while helping to drive success across the business at scale. 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 marketing instructor.

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Rebecca Geier
Isabel Ashworth
Head of Customer Success at Monolith

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
Head of Data Science

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
Melissa Ranger
Head of People & Culture

Melissa is Monolith's token Kiwi. She leads on everything people, talent, and culture. Melissa has worked in multiple startups, helping them scale and increase employee engagement. She is passionate about D&I, mental health, and (of course) dogs.

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Melissa Ranger
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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Oliver J. Walter
General Manager of Automotive

Mr. Walter brings an extensive sales and operations background to Monolith, spanning 25+ years in the Automotive industry. He joins Monolith from BMW Group where he served over 19 years in various positions from i.e. Head of Sales Management Germany, over Head of Global Product-/ Launch Management BMW i3 to Senior Program Manager Digitalization R&D”. Previously to leading vital initiatives in the BMW Group, Oliver J. Walter has worked in management, consulting and leadership positions in companies like KPMG, Ford Werke AG and Porsche AG.  

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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

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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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/

 

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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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