I focus on very early stage science investing. (AI, robotics, synBio, medtech, diagnostics, etc) I syndicate some of our closing deals through www.sciencevest.com/weekly_deal.
I am a Kauffman Fellow, a community of over 400 innovation investors worldwide representing 160 venture firms and corporate venture groups in 26 countries on 6 continents, collectively deployed $200B in venture capital. I am the Co-Chair the NYC chapter of the Society. As a Fellow, I researched the funding gaps for radical science companies in the U.S. To close this gap, I co-founded ScienceVest, a YC-backed investor marketplace for science-tech and life science companies, and Impact Science Angels, an angel group focused on investing in companies that can impact 1MM+ lives.
He is a founding partner of Mindchemy, a full-stack startup ecosystem acceleration & support organization that deploys programs facilitating experiential education to all stakeholders in a country. Most recently, I executed the first Startup Weekend in Cuba. In 2016, upon invitation of the White House, I was part of the US delegation with President Obama on his historic visit to Cuba.
As a long time Global Facilitator for UP Global/Techstars, a global organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship, grassroots leadership, and strong communities, I have helped train hundreds of academics and lean startup instructors around the world on the principles and practices used for the Lean Launch Pad and iCorp programs. He serves as Adjunct for the New York City Regional Innovation Node's I-Corp Program.
I have served as policy adviser on entrepreneurship, technology, and economic development policy to leaders in Puerto Rico, Norway, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Guatemala, among others.
As an entrepreneur, I have launched and successfully commercialized intellectual property now used across multiple industries around the world.