"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."

-Teddy Roosevelt
26th President of the United States
Nobel Laureate (Peace, 1906)


TetraScience Inc. (Boston, MA) 

TetraScience Inc. is a data integration and analytics platform for the life sciences. Our mission is to use data to drive the next generation of medicines. We serve 70+ customers and 12 of the top 20 global biopharma. For them, we stream data from labs to a cloud-based dashboard; our customers use our software to visualize, integrate, and analyze that data.

I helped start TetraScience alongside academicians from Harvard & MIT and served as the founding CEO for the first 4.5 years of the company. We raised over $10M+ in venture capital, and grew to 30+ employees during that time span. As part of this startup, I created a community called Digital Biotech and hosted it’s eponymous podcast. Digital Biotech is a community of innovators at the intersection of science & data.


PreScouter Inc. (Evanston, IL)

"PreScouter made us aware of 23 emerging technologies ... that we probably would not have become aware of [otherwise]"

- Dr. Richard Demke, Sunstar Americas 

PreScouter Inc. is an innovation discovery firm - we help Fortune 500 companies identify technologies and talent at universities and startups across the globe.  At the time of this writing, PreScouter serves over 70 innovation-minded corporations with clients ranging from speciality chemicals to agriculture, electric utilities to consumer products.  We employ approximately three-dozen people spanning three continents.

Along with Dino Ganesarajah (Managing Director), Ashish Basuray, PhD (Chief Scientist), and Doug Pollina (CFO), I helped co-found PreScouter as a PhD student at Northwestern's McCormick School of Engineering.   Currently, I serve as Chief Strategist for the firm.

Click here for more information on PreScouter and our thought leadership in open innovation.

Other projects on the backburner...


Meruso Inc.

The finest from the world over.

Photo credit:  About.com

Photo credit: About.com

TestChem Inc. 

Empowering people to know what's in the food they eat, the products they buy, and the air they breathe. 

Photo credit:  Cosmic Convergence

Photo credit: Cosmic Convergence

Energy Arbitrage Inc.

Greening the $100 B market for hydrogen.


Disclaimer:   I own equity stakes in the aforementioned companies. Opinions shared should be interpreted with this bias in mind.  However, I may or may not have any operating responsibilities at these firms.