Portfolio Spotlight: Samuel Bouchard, CEO of Robotiq*
Each month, Battery highlights a different portfolio-company CEO with our “Five Questions in Five Minutes” feature, showcasing the diversity of the Battery portfolio across investment stages, sectors and geographies.
What does your company do in 10 words or less?
Tools, sensors and software for collaborative robots.
What is your favorite piece of management/leadership advice?
Surround yourself with good people. This is probably the first business advice that my dad (who also had businesses) gave me.
It sounds almost cliché. But the answer on “how to do it” is quite rich and evolves at every new stage of the company.
What’s the most under-rated trend in technology, in your opinion?
New technologies in our field (industrial automation) almost always come with new learnings required to use them.
As the technology is advancing faster than the learning pace of the users, it is creating an ever-increasing knowledge gap.
Something that is under-rated and that intrigues me is how to use technology to make that learning faster.
What Robotiq accomplishment in the last 12 months are you most proud of?
I am very proud of the new products the team is just bringing to market, which already have great traction.
To me it’s exciting to see our lineup of tools becoming more complete. It gets us closer to our vision of helping factories start their robot production faster, no matter what job they need to robotize.
BONUS QUESTION: What is your favorite city in the world and why?
As I travel a lot for business and have a young family, I have to say home, in Québec City! And if I have to choose a city somewhere else in the world that is very unique and interesting, I’d choose Tokyo. It’s a great clash of high tech and history with welcoming people. Plus I’m always impressed by the culture of care and quality present in everything that they do.
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