Danielle Applestone


OtherFab is Applestone’s fourth company to co-found. Following her PhD in materials science at UT Austin, Applestone pursued commercialization of the lithium ion battery technology that she developed during her years there. The technology was subsequently licensed to a large, multi-national company. Applestone remains CEO of a separate successful software company that she co-founded in 2003, which provides a service to a community of over 10,000 users: SnipeSwipe. Applestone followed the opportunity to manage a DARPA funded education project at Otherlab and then jumped at the chance to establish an innovative venture: OtherFab. She cares about empowering people with tools. Her personal mottos are “serve others” and “being nice is awesome.”