Tom Burden, Mechanical Engineering Graduated and previous F-16 weapons mechanic in the United States Air Force.
Inspired by working on fighter jets, Tom set out to create the Grypmat. After raising over $300,000 to fund his startup. The Grypmat has been used in the aviation, automotive, and has been growing rapidly in the
medical industry. It has been purchased by Google, and is used by NASA and Virgin Orbit.
Tom had an appearance on the ABC hit show "Shark Tank" resulting in a combo deal with Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, and Sir Richard Branson.
Since then Tom Burden has gotten in this years Forbes 30 under 30 and was on the cover of Time Magazine for "Best Invention of the Year".
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