We believe that automation improves living standards and creates high-quality jobs.

We invest in the next-generation of market-leading companies who leverage automation. We provide training, expertise, capital & mentors for organizations & individuals to apply disruptive automation within new markets

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Build With Robots is building an ecosystem and economic engine centered around automation.

What we look for in our portfolio companies:

  • Channel partner with access to large under-automated market
  • Business model where automation creates significant value
  • Proven team

Where we can help:

  • Seed capital, equipment & expertise for customer discovery
  • Processes for technology sharing & leverage
  • Team augmentation & recruiting
  • Physical space: office, lab & machine shop
  • Business operations

Learn more about our mission from our One Million Cups presentation.


Chris Ziomek

Chris Ziomek is Managing Partner at Build With Robots. Chris leads our efforts to create a robotics-based ecosystem and economic engine in the New Mexico region. Chris has over 30 years of experience in the high-tech industry, as a serial entrepreneur, investor, general manager, engineering manager, and electronics designer. Prior to his current roles, Chris was Senior Vice President at LitePoint, the wireless test division of Teradyne Corporation (TER). Chris was President and founder of ZTEC Instruments, a high-tech startup that was acquired by Teradyne in 2013. Before ZTEC, he worked as a section leader at the Los Alamos National Laboratory and as a microwave engineer at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. Chris holds BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of New Mexico.


We are committed to helping others leverage and deploy the latest automation technologies. Our goal is to bring amazing technology that contributes to the hi-tech growth in the New Mexico region. It is important to us to give back to our community through investments in our portfolio companies and by working with our many partners. Our success is measured by the success of others.