Next Generation Computer Vision Technology for
Complex Manufacturing

Our mission is to make factories more efficient in order to retain America's competitiveness in manufacturing.

Summary

At Overview we solve tough manufacturing problems. We make it easier to manufacture complicated things by creating inspection systems that are reliable and easy to use. We change real world processes to reduce waste and make factories more efficient. We specialize in providing reliable and adaptable systems for manufacturers of sophisticated products who make high-quality goods and need to remain cost-competitive in a global market.
We build our products to easily integrate with most existing production systems. We remove the need for factories to hire their own deep learning and computer vision experts. No programming experience is required to deploy and operate our products. Our systems get up and running in days not months. We have a robust team of computer vision and deep learning experts so that you don’t have to.

Who We Are

Overview exists because we want to build something that would have a positive impact on manufacturing for decades-to-come. We worked at Tesla for over a combined dozen years where we were connected to the most powerful technology. While building the Tesla Gigafactory, we found that the data we needed on the products and processes we were making was often hard or impossible to come by. Despite factories being some of the richest visual environments on earth, there was no good way to capture and analyze the thousands or millions of things that were happening on the floor each minute. The results were expensive quality errors, preventable downtime and a constant struggle to figure out why things broke and how to prevent them from happening again. Inspired by the lack of easy to use and deploy inspection systems we founded Overview.

Leadership Team

Austin Appel

Co-founder & Head of Product

Chris Van Dyke

Co-founder & CEO

Russell Nibbelink

Co-founder & Head of Engineering

Meet Our Partners

Overview is funded by Y Combinator, Bain Capital Ventures, and other leading Silicon Valley investors. Our customers include global leaders in manufacturing and industrial automation.

Austin Appel

Co-founder & Head of Product

Austin Appel is the head of product and a co-founder at Overview, where he is responsible for leading product development and operations. With over 8 years of experience in manufacturing and systems engineering, Austin works with customers to ensure that manufacturing operations can quickly adopt and use artificial intelligence-based computer vision systems.

Before Overview, Austin spent four years at Tesla in various capacities, including battery manufacturing, and research and development (R&D). He led the design for manufacturability (DFM) and automation efforts for the Model 3 battery pack production at Tesla’s first Gigafactory. Earlier at Tesla, he expanded the production of Model S and X battery packs through equipment design and implementation.

Austin holds a dual Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University.

Chris Van Dyke Overview CEO

Chris Van Dyke

Co-founder & CEO

Chris Van Dyke is the CEO and co-founder of Overview. He is responsible for the company’s strategic direction, corporate development, sales and marketing. With over 16 years of engineering and manufacturing expertise, Chris focuses on optimizing customer’s manufacturing operations using artificial intelligence and computer vision to accelerate product development, reduce rework, and improve yields. Since founding Overview in 2018, Chris has been instrumental in building a company and team dedicated to a disruptive, positive impact on manufacturing for decades to come. 

Before Overview, Chris served in several senior manufacturing engineering positions at Tesla for eight years. For Tesla’s Model 3, he led the 80-person battery design team from the initial battery concept to the product launch to the high-volume production. He also managed the infrastructure and equipment design for the first Gigafactory, including equipment for supporting battery cell manufacturing. Chris also launched Tesla’s Electric Vehicle Supercharger Program, with more than 25,000 stations worldwide. 

Prior to Tesla, Chris was a senior engineer at H2Gen Innovations, during which time he co-authored multiple patents. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia.

Russell Nibbelink Overview Co-founder

Russell Nibbelink

Co-founder & Head of Engineering

Russell Nibbelink is the head of engineering and a co-founder at Overview. At Overview, he leads the team that helps customers implement cutting-edge, high-speed deep learning algorithms to reduce manufacturing waste and defective parts. 

Before joining Overview, Russell was a software engineer at Salesforce, where he worked on web-scale infrastructure projects. His many accomplishments at Salesforce include the migration of Salesforce’s largest customers to upgraded hardware with no downtime, live database change record ingestion, and the creation of visibility tooling for calculating data throughput rates.

Russell received his Bachelor of Science from the University of California Berkeley College of Engineering, where he was also the head teaching assistant in the field of High Performance Computing.