Modernizing manual labor with the Forbes 30 Under 30, in 30 words or less.
ryan Chan Founder, Upkeep | 26
Former supply-chain engineer’s data-management system helps technicians log equipment malfunctions for clients Unilever, Marriott and McDonald’s. He’s raised $13 million from Bain Capital, Y Combinator and others.
saurabh ladha Cofounder, Doxel | 27
This Stanford alum’s autonomous drones and robots traverse construction sites, capturing 3-D images and monitoring project progress. In January, Andreessen Horowitz led Doxel’s $4.5 million seed-money raise.
sean Petterson Cofounder, Strong Arm Technologies | 27
Sore back? This construction worker’s son has raised $12 million for his Brooklyn-based company, which makes wearables and exoskeletons that aim to prevent workplace injuries by properly aligning the body.