Liquid Instruments

Liquid Instruments is a leader in precision software-defined instrumentation and is revolutionizing the way that students, scientists, and engineers learn, discover, and create. 

Liquid's software-enabled hardware solutions leverages the computational power of FPGAs to create highly customizable instrumentation for controlling experiments and acquiring and analyzing data.

Liquid Instruments was founded in Australia in 2014 by Daniel Shaddock. The company is headquartered in San Diego, California and ACT, Australia.


Liquid Instruments’ Moku product line offers the world’s most powerful and flexible software-defined instrumentation platform, harnessing the processing power and reconfigurability of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) to combine multiple instruments into one compact and accessible device.


Liquid Instruments product offerings include the Moku:Go, a complete lab solution for engineers and students to actively test designs and projects, and the Moku:Pro, an integrated platform for the most demanding research and engineering applications.


Liquid Instruments' products are used by customers in research and education, government labs and industrial segments – including aerospace and defense, semiconductor, LiDAR and quantum computing.


Liquid Instruments is backed by Acorn Capital, Lockheed Martin Ventures, Anzu Partners, Powerhouse Ventures, Spirit Super/ANU Connect Ventures, F1 Solutions, MA Growth Ventures, Significant Capital Ventures, Boman Enterprises, and others. The company raised $28.5M in Series B round on Sep 13, 2022. This brings Liquid Instruments' total funding to $51.4M to date.

Anzu Partners, ANU Connect Ventures, F1 Solutions and Moelis Australia’s Growth Capital Fund. The company raised $13.7M in Series A round on May 19, 2021. This brings Liquid's total funding to $22.9M to date.



  • Year founded: 2014
  • Funding Info: $51.4M over 4 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series B)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: San Diego
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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