Gradient Control Laboratories

Gradient Control Labs builds teams who deliver venture-scale, market-aligned, technical software products.

Great ideas require great teams.  Sometimes the right approach is to build a new business. Other times it’s to take an oblique approach to product delivery.

We provide inflection points for teams to bring great products to market, via our incubator, consultancy, and platform technology. 

GCL Incubator

When you have an idea,
and the market needs that idea,
we build a company.

GCL Research

When you have a problem, we apply technical leadership for a scalable, sustainable solution.

GCL Components

High-level, highly interoperable,
implicit modeling stack for modern,
cross-platform generative design.

Our industry-leading technical specialities include CAD, CAE, and CAM software applications, user experience paradigms, procedural and implicit geometric modeling, interactive programming languages, and machine learning.

Our human speciality is to build modern software teams who pursue value streams via modern, efficient practices we describe as “Lean Scrum”.

Our partners, Blake Courter and Luke Church founded or helped lead over a dozen successful startups ranging from engineering software through humanitarian social networking. 

Portfolio Companies

Lattices offer the potential to change the world of advanced manufacturing, but a lack of common knowledge impedes their application. There’s prevasive data about their geometry, manufacturing, and applications, but finding the right combination is an inherent lottery, hampering innovation. 

LatticeRobot closes this gap by bringing together a community of engineers into a computationally enhanced working space to aggregate and explore the world’s knowledge of volume and surface lattices, as well as manufacturing surface textures, metamaterial properties, and other properties associated with mesoscale geometry such as composites and multi-material structures.  LatticeRobot is the place where engineers can start their journey to deliver innovation; it’s an engaging, interactive experience for both those new to lattice engineering and seasoned research professionals. Engineers may learn what lattices maximize performance for a desired application and what materials and manufacturing processes work best with which structures.  Now, everyone can understand how periodic versus stochastic, open versus closed cell, and bend versus stretch dominated geometries relate to the elastic, yield, failure, energy absorption, thermal, fluid-dynamic, and electromagnetic properties of their products.