About
Newlab

Newlab applies transformative
technology to things that matter.



We build companies. We bring founders together. We pair experts with industry and civic leaders and use our shared resources to power entrepreneurs. We are relentless in the pursuit of solving systemic challenges with frontier technologies.

At Newlab, we don’t just think about solving problems; we do it.

200+

Member companies focused on frontier technology

800+

Entrepreneurs, inventors, and engineers

$4.2B+

Aggregate value of member companies

$1.5B+

Venture capital raised by member companies

$1.5B+

In recent acquisitions

400+

Growing network of seed and early-stage investors

120k ft²

Prototyping, event, and work space across two locations

$5M+

On-site prototyping and product realization resources

History

Newlab launched in 2016—our flagship location in the Brooklyn Navy Yard dates back to 1902 and served as the primary machine shop for every major ship launched during 
World Wars I and II.

Inspired by its rich history, we envisioned a way to return 
the building to relevance by championing entrepreneurship, innovation, and frontier technologies that transform infrastructure and build a more resilient, sustainable world.

Leadership team

David Belt

David Belt

Co-Founder, Chairman

Serial entrepreneur/investor. Voted one of the top 50 most powerful people in tech in New York City by City & State. Board member of St. Ann’s Warehouse and Pioneer Works.

Scott Cohen

Scott Cohen

Co-Founder

Entrepreneur/investor/artist working in film, photography, design. Director of Red Knot, winner of the FIPRESCI Grand Jury Award for Best New American Cinema.

Shaun Stewart

Shaun Stewart

Chief Executive Officer

Visionary/seasoned tech leader. Board member of StrongArm Technologies, Koala, Applied XL, Envizzo. Advisor for CARMERA, NoiseAware. Previously: GoogleX, Airbnb, Waymo, Expedia, Jetsetter.

Satish Rao

Satish Rao

Chief Product Officer

Technologist/innovation program designer. Previously: NYC Media Lab, Columbia Technology Ventures, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Liz Keen

Liz Keen

Chief Business Officer

Tech investor/advisor. Partner at ACME Capital. Previously: Silicon Foundry, Sherpa Capital, Conde Nast, Harrison & Shriftman.

Jarrod Scuglik

Jarrod Scuglik

Chief Operating Officer

Entrepreneur/finance executive. Experience building companies and a veteran of the financial services industry. Previously: Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan.

Francesco Marconi

Francesco Marconi

Senior VP, A.I. & Data Practice

Computational journalist/entrepreneur. Founder and Chief Data Officer at Applied XL. Previously: The Wall Street Journal, MIT Media Lab, Associated Press.

Shaina Horowitz

Shaina Horowitz

VP, Product & Programs

Program/partnership builder. Previously: Bloomberg Associates, NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.

Hilary Howe

Hilary Howe

Venture Partner

Investor/champion of founders. Funded and developed support platforms for hundreds of seed-stage companies across Europe, Asia, and North America. Previously: Brinc, Seedcamp, Swire Properties.

Advisor Council


Nina Tandon

Nina Tandon

Health & Humanity

CEO and co-founder of EpiBone, the world’s first company growing living human bones for skeletal reconstruction. She is the co-author of Super Cells: Building with Biology, a book that explores the new frontier of biotech. Nina has also been awarded Crain's New York, Forty Under 40; Ernst & Young, Winning Woman; and Goldman Sachs, 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs.

Alicia Glen

Alicia Glen

Cities/Equity

Founder and Managing Principal of MSquared. Nationally recognized expert in impact investing, urban development, infrastructure finance, job creation and housing policy. Twice named Crain’s “Most Powerful Woman in NYC.” Chair of the Trust for Governors Island and Chair of women.nyc. Board of Common and Lex Markets.

Dustyn Roberts

Dustyn Roberts

Robotics

Faculty in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, Professional Engineer, and author of Making Things Move: DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists. She helped put two robots on Mars and was previously a co-founder and CEO of Sage (a smart irrigation startup). She is passionate about engineering education, evidence-based teaching, and creating opportunities for student success in and out of the classroom.

Stonly Baptiste Blue

Stonly Baptiste Blue

Infrastructure & Resilience

Co-founder of Urban Us, an asset manager specializing in early-stage startups upgrading cities for climate change. He's founded five companies, speaks 4 languages, codes, and has taught and lectured at the University of Chicago, UC Berkeley, and HBS.

Edward Roussel

Edward Roussel

Media/Trust

Chief Innovation Officer at Dow Jones, responsible for identifying areas of new opportunity, with a focus on startups and relations with Silicon Valley companies. Edward joined Dow Jones in June 2013 as head of digital product development, overseeing projects including the redesign of The Wall Street Journal’s website and apps.

Dr. Elizabeth Hénaff

Dr. Elizabeth Hénaff

Materials/Environment

A computational biologist and holds an Assistant Professor position in the Technology, Culture and Society department at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering in New York City. At the center of her work is a focus on how living beings interact with their environment, leading to scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, projects with landscape architects, and working as an artist in environments from SVA to the MIT Media Lab.

John Levy

John Levy

Quantum Computing

CEO, Chair, and co-founder of Seeqc, a quantum computing company, and previously founded ePlanet, a pioneering computer vision company. John is the Chair of the Investment Committee of the Nathan Cummings Foundation and was previously a board member of the Cathay Investment Fund. Additionally, John was a founding partner of L Capital Partners, a partner in the Shalom Equity Fund and on the Board of goTenna, and past Chair of BioLite.

Catharine Young

Catharine Young

Agriculture/Agtech

A computational biologist with an art practice, and holds an Assistant Professor position in the Technology, Culture and Society department at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering in New York City. She directs the Laboratory for Living Interfaces at New York University, which develops microbial metrics to understand how the design decisions of architects, city planners, and material scientists affect the ubiquitous living component of the spaces we inhabit: the environmental microbiome. Her artwork on multispecies interfaces is shown nationally and internationally.

Sri Chandrasekar

Sri Chandrasekar

AI / ML

Managing Partner of Point72 Ventures, where he leads early-stage investments in companies applying machine learning to novel problems. Sri joined Point72 from In-Q-Tel, the strategic investment arm of the CIA and the broader U.S. Intelligence Community. There, he led Lab41, an AI-focused Lab that built and delivered solutions to some of the Intelligence Community’s toughest problems.

Skylar Tibbits

Skylar Tibbits

Manufacturing

Founder and co-director of the Self-Assembly Lab at MIT, and Associate Professor of Design Research in the Department of Architecture. He has designed and built large-scale installations and exhibited in galleries around the world, including the Centre Pompidou, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, and various others.

Mackenzie Mathis

Mackenzie Mathis

Computer Vision

Prof. Mathis is the Bertarelli Foundation Chair of Integrative Neuroscience at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL) and is an ELLIS Society Scholar. Prior to joining EPFL, she was a Harvard Rowland Fellow and received her PhD at Harvard. Her lab works on mechanisms underlying adaptive behavior in intelligent systems, combining machine learning, computer vision, and integrated experimental work in rodents. She also is the developer of DeepLabCut, a leading open-source software for animal pose estimation.

Ioannis (John) Kymissis

Ioannis (John) Kymissis

Connected Systems

Professor of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University. John has won a number of awards for his work, including the NSF CAREER award, the IEEE EDS Paul Rappaport award, the Vodaphone Americas Foundation Wireless Innovation Award, the MIT Clean Energy Prize, and is a fellow of the SID. He is a co-founder of Lelantos, Lumiode, Chromation, and Radiator Labs.

Membership

A singular community of
entrepreneurs, engineers, and inventors.

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Investment Portfolio

Backing stellar entrepreneurs and frontier technology at the nexus of impact and profitability.
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Select Portfolio Companies

Kingdom Supercultures

Materials / Environment

Designing novel microbial cultures that make it easy for food manufacturers to create exciting new foods.

Fero Labs

Infrastructure / Resilience

Empowering industrials with the modern process optimization tool powered by explainable machine learning.

Norbert Health

Health / Humanity

Smart sensing and data to help people more rapidly, easily and accurately understand what's going on in their bodies.

Seeqc

Health / Humanity

Tackling challenges in quantum chemistry, machine learning, and optimization.

Strategic partners

Nike, Verizon, The Boston Globe, General Electric, Microsoft, Bank of America, Union Pacific, IBM, EY, Johnson & Johnson, JetBlue, Lego, LVMH, Intel, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Autodesk, Citi Ventures, Fidelity Investments, AT&T, Tiffany&Co., Revlon, Avis Budget Group, Macquarie, Wallenius Wilhelmsen, ATKearney, EOS, Brex, Brooklyn Navy Yard, NYCEDC, New York State, Partnership for New York City, The New York City Council, Bklyn, NYCRC, GovLab, Cornell Tech, Columbia University, Applied Research for Chance, Downtown Brooklyn, Consortium Research & Robotics, Brooklyn Community Foundation, Exalt, The Brooklyn STEAM Center, Thompson Family Foundation, NYC Department of Education


Locations

Newlab HQ
Brooklyn Navy Yard
Building 128

19 Morris Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11205

(718) 488-7005

Our headquarters in the Brooklyn Navy Yard provides 84,000 ft² of workspace and prototyping facilities in a former shipbuilding factory with amenities including: flexible workspaces, bookable conference rooms, an in-house cafe, on-site IT support, mail service, lockers, bike parking, and a proprietary member OS. Newlab is just beyond the Cumberland Gate at the intersection of Flushing Avenue and Cumberland Street.

Newlab
77 Washington

77 Washington Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11205

(718) 488-7005

To support our growing member community, Newlab opened its second location in 2020. The beautiful six-story former factory dates back to the 1930s and provides an additional 22,000 ft² of workspace, a retail storefront, and courtyard. 77 Washington is less than a 10-minute walk from Newlab HQ and Members have access to all the member benefits and resources at Newlab HQ at Building 128.

Bring Newlab to your city

We believe in the power of community, entrepreneurship, and technology to transform the places people live. Newlab will work with corporate and civic leaders and government agencies from your city to revitalize advanced manufacturing and create opportunities that attract and retain diverse world-class talent.

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