Brandon H. McNaughton, Ph.D.

Brandon H. McNaughton, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

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As a tech entrepreneur and inventor, Brandon has devoted his career to adding value to early-stage technology development and startup companies, and brings deep startup and venture-capital experience to the team.

Before Akadeum, he served as entrepreneur in residence for Detroit Innovate, which is an early-stage venture fund facilitated by Invest Detroit. He also founded and served as chief technology officer of venture capital‐backed startup Life Magnetics.

Brandon is a recognized expert on customer discovery and teaches this at a cornerstone entrepreneurship course at the University of Michigan Center for Entrepreneurship.