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About

Canopy was founded in late 2021 to solve critical supply chain issues in the space industry. Founders Matt Shieh and John Howard noticed that high-temperature materials used in extreme space environments such as space launch and re-entry were critically constrained. This set forth the motion to transform legacy manufacturing processes across industries to support humanity’s reach for the stars.

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3D printer printing a complex object.

We’re not just crafting materials – we’re crafting certainty for those who dare to reach beyond.

Meet the Team

Matt Shieh

Co-founder & CEO

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattshieh/Matt Shieh

John M. Howard

Co-founder & CTO

https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-canopy/John M. Howard

Will Dickson

Chief Commercial Officer

https://www.linkedin.com/in/williamfdickson/Will Dickson

Ben Finell

Head of Advanced Composites

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ben-finell/Ben Finell

Charlie Fuller

Head of Additive Manufacturing

https://www.linkedin.com/in/johncharliefuller/Charlie Fuller

Matthew Gresh

Advanced Manufacturing Engineer

http://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-greshMatthew Gresh

Garrett Yoder

Advanced Programs Engineer

http://www.linkedin.com/in/garrett-yoder-897377a8Garrett Yoder

Kelsey Meyer

Materials & Process Engineer

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelsey-m-73aa75198/Kelsey Meyer

Akshay Vijay

Business Development Associate

https://www.linkedin.com/in/akshayvijay001/Akshay Vijay

Leon Vanstone

Hypersonic Lead

https://www.linkedin.com/in/leonvanstone/Leon Vanstone

Kayla Boylan

Marketing Manager

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kayla-boylan-705614152/Kayla Boylan

Matthew Cason

Strategy & Business Development

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mcasonMatthew Cason

Advisory Board

Timeline

October 2021

Canopy was founded

January 2022

Selected for University of Chicago Polsky Center’s New Venture Challenge

March 2022

Signs Space Act Agreement with NASA Ames

June 2022

3rd place out of 60+ teams in University of Chicago Polsky Center’s New Venture Challenge

August 2022

Raised $1.8M pre-seed funding

September 2022

Selected for Techstars LA Space Accelerator

October 2022

AFWERX STTR Phase 1 “Thermal spray coatings for high throughput manufacturing of hypersonic thermal protection systems" for $75k

November 2022

Canopy awarded NASA SBIR Ignite Phase 1 for $150k

March 2023

First commercial sales

April 2023

Canopy awarded NASA ACO for over $700k in funding,
Canopy establishes 18,000 sq. ft facility in Littleton, CO

June 2023

AFWERX STTR Phase 2 “Thermal spray coatings for high throughput manufacturing of hypersonic thermal protection systems" for $1.2M

August 2023

Canopy awarded NASA SBIR Ignite Phase 2 for $850k

December 2023

Canopy signs contract with Missile Defense Agency (MDA) developing hypersonic technology

Ariel photo of Canopy HQ, a 20,000 sq ft. facility for R&D, manufacturing, and materials development.

HQ

Canopy operates out of its 20,000 sq ft. facility for R&D, manufacturing, and materials development.

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