Henry Kravis of KKR Bets on PhysicsX
Posted on 11/27/2023
London-based PhysicsX is a simulation platform for engineers of physical products. The company raised US$ 32 million in Series A funding. General Catalyst led, and was joined by Standard Industries, NGP Energy, Radius Capital, and Henry Kravis (co-founder of KKR).
Robin Tuluie is co-CEO and founder of PhysicsX. A theoretical physicist by background, Robin worked alongside Nobel-prize winning physicists on the discovery, by simulation, of a foundational new effect in the cosmic background radiation – his initial simulation work subsequently confirmed by the famous COBE satellite measurement. Robin left academia for the fastest development cycle on earth, Formula One. He was Head of R&D at Renault (Alpine) F1, where he developed a number of groundbreaking innovations that helped the team win back-to-back double World Championships. In 2011 he joined the Mercedes F1 team as Chief Scientist and Head of R&D, developing innovations with multi-physics simulation tools and machine learning optimizations, helping to build one of the most successful F1 teams of all time. After two more world titles with Mercedes, Robin joined Bentley Motors as Vehicle Technology Director, responsible for the overall simulation strategy and digital twin roadmap, while advancing simulation with Ducati MotoGP and across the Volkswagen Group, before founding PhysicsX in late 2019.