Max Hodak is an American entrepreneur and technologist. He is the president and co-founder of Neuralink, and the founder and former CEO of Transcriptic and myFit.
science in biomedical engineering. During his time at Duke University Hodak worked as a research assistant from February 2008 to May 2012 (4 years and 4 months) in the Duke Medical Center under the supervision of Miguel Nicolelis. During his time at the Duke Medical Center he assisted the building of brain-machine interfaces for Rhesus monkeys.
In January 2008 Max Hodak founded a company called myFit, a company focusing on creating software capable of forecasting the likelihood of high school students being accepted into universities. The company successfully raised a series A funding round and was bought out by Naviance in October of 2010.
In February 2012 Max Hodak founded Transcriptic, a company focusing on creating a robotic cloud laboratory for biology. The company was headquartered in Menlo Park, California and designed, built, owned, and operated automated infrastructure for molecular and cell biology laboratory research. The companies infrastructure was remotely accessible online for researchers looking to remotely operate the company's equipment through their web browser. Max Hodak left Transcriptic in November 2017 to become the co-founder and president of Neuralink.
In 2016 Max Hodak co-founded the nanobiotechnology company Nerualink, with Elon Musk, Tim Hanson, Tim Gardner, Vanessa Tolosa, Ben Rapoport, Paul Merolla, Dongjin Seo, and Phillip Sabes. Neuralink is working to Hadok is currently serving as the president of Neuralink (as of 2020). Hodak told reporters he was originally skeptical about the potential of technologies in development by Neuralink, and was convinced of the company's potential by Elon Musk.
From 2011 to 2012 Max Hodak served as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Inporia.
From 2010 to 2011 Max Hodak served as a software engineer for PBworks.