Powered by science.
Driven by people.

Crafted before COVID
Built for today and tomorrow.

Poppy was founded in 2019 with a simple mission: to empower the world to stay healthy together by revealing the pathogens in our spaces and how to live safer lives.

Privately held with offices in San Francisco and Toronto, Poppy’s team comprises award-winning serial entrepreneurs as well as an advisory board representing some of the best minds in the fields of infectious disease, health security, bioaerosol physics, and microbiome metagenomics.

Poppy is growing.

Our science sets us apart, but it’s our people that make all the difference. Come join the Poppy team.

Sam Molyneux

Co-Chief Executive Officer

An entrepreneur and innovative scientist, Sam Molyneux is co-CEO and co-founder of Poppy. Prior to co-founding Poppy, Sam was an executive at Chan Zuckerberg, and CEO and co-founder of Meta. Sam is an experienced entrepreneur and scientist specializing in bringing mission-driven, science-forward ventures to market. Recently he’s been recognized as Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, and one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business. Sam's research has been published in Nature Genetics, Science Translational Medicine, Cancer Cell and other leading journals, and he is a frequent speaker on the future of innovation, and science-based technology for good.