Theo Saville 

CEO, CloudNC

Chris Emery
Interests / background:
AI, Hardware, Manufacturing
London 5

Theo Saville has a Master’s in Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Warwick. He has worked in weapons development, surveillance equipment development for policing and counter-terrorism, industrial 3D printing research, as a freelance engineer, and in door-to-door sales.

Theo's Story

“I studied Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Warwick, and knew that I wanted to be leading a company that tackled key problems in those industries.

I could have spent years working in industry and working my way up, but ultimately I knew where I wanted to be. EF offered an opportunity to ‘fast-track’ my journey, and get to build the business I wanted there and then. That’s why I decided to apply.”

On our cohort, Theo met his co-founder Chris, and together they built CloudNC, which is using groundbreaking AI to autonomise manufacturing processes end to end.

CloudNC has raised tens of millions in funding and is the first to achieve autonomous manufacturing in CNC machining – a $168Bn industry that today relies on huge numbers of expert machine operators.

By joining EF, I went straight from a Master’s student to CEO. I was able to use the potential I already had, and benefit from guidance, mentorship and an amazing network of people to make the business a success.

If you have talent, drive and ambition, with the right opportunity you’ll succeed. EF was that chance for me.


Researching and applying breakthrough AI methods to control milling machines.
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