Our Vision

Our vision at JITX is to automate hardware design for the benefit of science and the welfare of humanity.

JITX is a team that is building next‑generation software to help companies design better electronics. Dedicated to solving difficult problems with huge impact, our first step is to automate circuit board design. We are a rapidly growing series-A startup, backed by Y Combinator and Sequoia.

Meet the Team

Duncan Haldane


Duncan started working on JITX because he wanted a better way to design robots. While he was at Berkeley he started collaborating with Jonathan on better design tools for origami robots. Duncan's work in robotics won him a best-paper award from the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems and a Guinness World Record. Since co-founding JITX he has been working on sales, marketing, strategy, fundraising and recruiting.

MS and PhD Mechanical Engineering - University of California, Berkeley
BS Mechanical Engineering - Florida State University

Jonathan Bachrach

Co-founder/Engineering Leader

Jonathan is the creative director of JITX working on amazing new algorithms for physical design automation, and planning out the future for long-term impact. He's a thought leader in design tools, with a 35-year-long track record. He led the Chisel project at UC Berkeley, and previously co-founded Other Lab. Research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for 8 years, he has held postdocs as ICSI and Stanford, and was a researcher at IRCAM. He studied cognitive science, computer science, and visual arts.

MS and PhD Computer Science - University of Massachusetts at Amherst
BS Computer Science - University of California, San Diego

Patrick Li


Patrick is the CTO of JITX, building the backbone of our automated design software, and taking on some of our trickier algorithmic problems. He is the designer and implementer of the L.B. Stanza programming language, an optionally-typed general purpose programming language. He previously developed FIRRTL, the intermediate representation of Chisel3.

PhD Computer Science from University of California, Berkeley
MASc Machine Learning - University of Toronto
B.Eng Electrical Engineering - University of Calgary

Anita Pagin

Head of People + Talent

Anita is building a world class team and culture at JITX! Her expertise is building technical teams, intern programs, and recruiting processes. Anita was formerly with software and hardware integrated startup companies, such as Carbon and Meta. Outside of work, she is found hiking, swimming, cycling, and running.

San Jose State University, BS, Business, Human Resources Management

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