Co-Founder & CEO
Robert Rhinehart is an engineer and entrepreneur from Atlanta, Georgia and is in charge of Soylent product development, research, and press. In 2012, he founded Y Combinator-backed wireless communications company, Level RF with Soylent COO, Matthew Cauble, working to develop low-cost wireless network base stations that could operate over unlicensed frequencies and provide internet access to more areas at a very low cost.
While seeking to live a healthier lifestyle and lacking the means to well, Rhinehart invented Soylent by concentrating food down to its most basic elements, thereby creating a more nutritious, more efficient food alternative. He believes that by using technology to make food that is inexpensive to produce, possesses a longer shelf life, and is easier to transport and store, we can take greater strides towards combating world hunger and malnutrition. He studied electrical engineering and computer science at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Co-Founder & COO
Matthew Cauble heads Soylent’s internal project development and marketing, focusing on Soylent product packaging, manufacturing and distribution. He currently manages Soylent’s beta program whereby iterations of the formula, packaging and customer experience are reviewed by a select group in order to ensure the quality and safety of the product shipped to Soylent customers. Prior to joining Soylent, he served as procurement manager at Capital One before co-founding Level RF with Soylent CEO, Robert Rhinehart. He graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering with a Certificate in Finance.
Co-Founder & CTO
As CTO, John Coogan manages Soylent’s web presence. His current projects include running Soylent’s crowdfunding site with CrowdTilt.com, managing Soylent’s user feedback app and the Soylent discussion board (Soylent Discourse), and overseeing the acquisition and integration of MakeSoylent.com, a site where people can create, view, and tinker with Soylent recipes submitted by the community. Prior to working at Soylent, he worked at early stage technology companies and in finance. He has a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Northeastern University.
Co-Founder & VP Business Development
David orchestrates Soylent’s strategic business partnerships and drives sales channels. He coordinates with businesses to formulate Soylent’s manufacturing and logistics processes, builds the company’s advisory board, and works with advertisers. Prior to joining Soylent, he worked at a biotech devices start up and co-founded an education technology company with Soylent CTO, John Coogan. In addition to serving as VP of Business Development for Soylent, Renteln currently works in a structural biology lab at Caltech, focusing on protein engineering related to immunology. He graduated from Harvard with an A.B. In Human Evolutionary Biology with a minor in Economics and has deferred his PhD in the Biology Division at Caltech to 2014 in order to focus on his work with Soylent.
VP of Customer Success
As VP of Customer Success, Julio Miles is responsible for managing communications between the Soylent team and customers, advocating for supporters and ensuring their feedback is heard. A sales engineer in the desktop videoconferencing market, Miles previously worked at VSee, the first HIPPA compliant, FDA registered telehealth app free to patients, coordinating custom livestreaming projects for high-profile public figures and providing sales and technical support. He graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a BA in the History of Art and Visual Culture.