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 profitable seed‑stage startup, backed by Y Combinator.

Our 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/Creative Director

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 tool creation, 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 ICRAM. 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 tricker 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

Why we started JITX

Everyone deserves access to professional quality boards.

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