Octopart was founded by a trio of experimental physicists with a vision of a better way to find parts online. Today, over 700,000 engineers, scientists and sourcing professionals use our tools to search for parts across thousands of suppliers. We manage structured data for 30 million parts and growing. Our mission is to open up access to part data in design, sourcing and manufacturing. Like most startups, our existence depends on our innovations and hard work. Unlike many startups, Octopart has not raised any venture capital beyond Y-Combinator, and we stay in business by being profitable.
"We've been blessed with this incredible technology that has wired all of humanity together, and yet it is creating divisions so deep that, in a matter of days, we're throwing away bonds that took decades to build."