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Michael Baum

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater Seattle Area, US

Co-Founder, President/CEO, Exo Labs Inc.. Previously Principal/Owner, Axon Engineering LLC. University of Washington grad.

Co-Founder, President/CEO, Exo Labs Inc.. Previously Principal/Owner, Axon Engineering LLC. University of Washington grad.

5 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Mechanical Engineering
  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising

Involved In


Exo Labs Inc.
Exo Labs, Inc.


Principal/Owner Axon Engineering LLC October 2007 - present
Founder, President/CEO Exo Labs, Inc. May 2011 - December 2014
Senior Mechanical Engineer NeuroVista Corporation July 2008 - May 2011
Manager, Hardware Engineering / Senior Mechanical Engineer Vulcan, Inc. January 2006 - October 2007
Senior Mechanical Engineer / Program Manager The Coffee Equipment Company December 2004 - December 2005
Senior Mechanical Engineer / Project Manager Stratos Product Development March 2000 - December 2004
Senior Mechanical Engineer Precor October 1997 - March 2000
Mechanical Engineer Link Engineering Co. July 1994 - October 1997


Seattle University Management, Finance 2004 - 2007
University of Washington Intellectual Property Management 2002 - 2003
University of Maine Mechanical Engineering 1990 - 1994

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Electrical Engineering
  • • Industrial Design
  • • Marketing
Markets of Interest
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Robotics
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Hardware
  • • Mobile
  • • Smart Home
  • • Travel
  • • Education
  • • Higher Education
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Project management • Medical Devices • Product Development • Solidworks • Design for Manufacturing

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Max Baker
They're my friends  •  CEO, ILLUMAGEAR Inc.. Previously Project Manager, Method Homes.
Michael took an idea and with the help of some amazing people built a company to address a need in the market.
Dan Kihanya
New Venture Advisor, Harlequin Hawk Company. Previously Brander, Branding Brand. Princeton grad.
Michael is a tried-and-true veteran of the startup process. He would be a valuable mentor for any team.
Doreen Eatough
We worked together  •  VP Marketing, Exo Labs Inc.. Previously Marketing Director, Open Text.
Michael is intelligent, hardworking and extremely passionate about what he does. Being driven and committed to action and results, he often ... steps outside the box to find new paths to make his journey and that of his colleagues/co-workers more meaningful, exciting and rewarding. Never afraid to take the lead, he is also humble and always appreciate talents around him. He knows that in order to innovate and get better, failure/mistakes are part of the journey. Above all, his integrity and loyalty to those who work for or with him is unquestionable!
Charlene Liou, CPA
They're my friends  •  A&O Controls & Compliance, Microsoft (A&O - Advertising & Online) and Consultant, Axon Engineering, LLC. University of Washington grad.
Ever since knowing Michael 10.5 years ago, he's always struck me as someone who is innovative and creative, yet execute in a highly discipli ... ned and thoughtful manner. After seeing him starting Exo-Labs and created the digital microscope camera, it was further validated that Michael has that relentless entrepreneurial spirit in pursuing what he believes with a balanced approach. I witnessed his tremendous growth & learning not just through the creation of the product itself, but also through Michael's quick ramp-up of the start-up world, managing a small team of 14 people, the fund-raising and perfecting his pitch skills, understanding the full aspect of a product life cycle, and the criticality of sales & marketing, monetization, knowing your customers, etc. etc. It's as if he's gone through a post-doc degree in entrepreneurship in real-life!! I very much look forward to Michael's next idea and seeing it coming to fruition and to the mass market!!!
Jong Lee
They're my advisor  •  Member of the Board of Directors, Exo Labs Inc. and President, Incyte Medical Consulting, LLC. Harvard Business School grad. Harvard grad.
Michael has a passion for starting up businesses that combine great, very thoughtful engineering with human centered design. He is also a t ... enacious entrepreneur, with full commitment to the companies he founds and a willingness to sacrifice for the needs of the company. He inspires others to the entrepreneurial life because of his commitment. Finally, I would work with Michael personally at any time. He has a genuine character, does not let ego define his management approach, and learns from feedback. He can be a great partner for other founders looking to work in a team.