Empowering Engineers with automated analysis & optimization

Let Parallel Pipes do the heavy lifting for you.

Parallel Pipes is founded with the belief that everyone should have access to fast, affordable product simulation and optimization, so that even non-experts can turn their product ideas into reality. We believe that the time is right for AI to make a difference in the way we think of product development, not as a buzzword, but a tangible way to investigate and optimize product designs to be safer, better and more reliable.


Meet our team

Stephen Karasek


Stephen founded Parallel Pipes after his experiences in industry made him realize the dire need in product development, applying both automation and AI to simulation and design optimization.


Prior to founding Parallel Pipes, he spent twelve years as an engineer across several industries including MathWorks (computational software), Thoratec (medical devices), and Draper Labs.

Cai Gao

Software Engineer / Product Manager


Cai is an experienced full stack software engineer with both hands-on development and engineering management experience. She is responsible for architecting and building Parallel Pipes’ web application, as well as functioning as the product owner. She graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Finance.

Scott Frasso

Principal Cloud Engineer


Scott is a seasoned software and cloud engineer, with wide ranging experience in both development and management. He is responsible for building Parallel Pipes’ cloud infrastructure, allowing Parallel Pipes to scale as well as integrating the AI into the platform. Scott has held several engineering management roles in successful companies over the past fifteen years, including MathWorks, SnapApp and CloudLock (purchased by Cisco). He graduated Northeastern University with a BS in computer engineering.


Meet our team

Scott Harris


Scott has a track record of success in the CAD & CAE world, having co-founded both Solidworks and OnShape. After two successful exits with Dassault Systemès and PTC, he now teaches at Olin College of Engineering.

Simplifying product design with automation & AI