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Team

 
 
 
 

CARMICHAEL ROBERTS
Founder & Managing Partner

Seasoned entrepreneur and venture capitalist with diverse portfolios in healthcare, energy, and consumer electronics.  Extensive network within industry, academia, and government organizations.  Serves as advisor to multiple organizations including Department of Energy, Harvard’s Nanoscale and Engineering Center, MIT’s Deshpande Center of Innovation, and Duke University Board of Trustees. PhD in Organic Chemistry from Duke University.


ADAM SHARKAWY
Managing Partner

Accomplished executive leader in healthcare and life sciences across multiple large Fortune 500 corporations as well as venture-funded startups.  Diverse background across technology platforms and therapy spaces. Worldwide leadership spanning US, international, and emerging markets.  PhD in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering from Duke University.


ELYSE WINER
Marketing Partner

Highly accomplished marketing leader and consultant with notable brand building experience. Proven success in partnering with technology startups and Fortune 500 companies to craft their brand identities, tell their stories to the right audiences, and drive media exposure and industry recognition. Named Forbes “30 Under 30” in Marketing & Advertising, a “Future Industry Leader” by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association, and a "Rising Star” by the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association. Bachelor of Science from Cornell University.


MARK LITTLE
Venture Partner

Thirty-seven year career at General Electric. CTO and Director Global Research since 2005 leading 3600 person research team from every major scientific and engineering discipline across 9 research facilities in the USA, India, China, Germany, Brazil, and Israel. PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


DAN HARBURG
Entrepreneur in Residence

Experienced scientist and entrepreneur working to commercialize breakthrough scientific discoveries in electronics, robotics, material science, and advanced manufacturing with over 10 patents and over 13 peer reviewed research papers. Director Business Development at Soft Robotics and co-founder of Transient Electronics. PhD in Engineering Sciences from Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth.