Tell us about you, your career, how you founded inVia Robotics.
Lior Elazary: I am a serial entrepreneur. I actually began my first business as a teenager when I started rebuilding and selling computers. So, it was always in my blood. I then founded three successive companies with a group of partners, all of which we scaled and sold (Hostpro, KnowledgeBase and EdgeCast). Five years ago, I started my current business, inVia Robotics. We provide businesses around the world with intelligent software and robots to help them fulfil e-commerce orders more efficiently. This is particularly important now when everyone wants to order a variety of products and receive them immediately.
I met my inVia cofounders while we were all working on our PhDs in Robotics at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles (USC). We are all passionate about making it possible to automate rote, mindless tasks so that people can …