Meet our team of investors and advisors

As global entrepreneurs & operating executives with experience in building great companies in multiple industries, we have a particularly hands-on approach. We work closely with each portfolio company (pre and post-funding), founders and executives to develop the team, technology, commercial strategy. We seek to build a network of advisors, key opinion leaders & future investors to ensure the success and long term growth of the company we work with.

Investment Team

Richard P. Kivel

Managing Director
  • CEO, COO & Board Director for public & private companies in the US, Europe & Asia.
  • Multiple exits.
  • Lecturer on entrepreneurship at MIT & other universities.
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Ruta J. Laukien

Partner - US Operations
  • 12 years experience in investment banking, private capital raising.
  • Expertise in building complex businesses in Europe & US.
  • Business operator with management, strategy & operations experience, with a legal background.
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Ruta Labalaukyte

  • 6 years at Invest Lithuania, attracting foreign direct investment into Lithuania & developing country’s value proposition.
  • Entrepreneurial and business operations experience of pan-European networks, US and European companies and startups.
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Juan Naranjo

  • Over 7 years of investment experience in small and midsize companies in Southern Europe specializing in the lifescience sector.
  • Board director for public and private biotech companies.
  • MBA from IESE Business School, M.Sc. in Finance and B.A. Economics and Business.
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Natalie Torin

Senior Adviser
  • 10 years of experience in investors relations, partnerships, sales and marketing working with tech startups in UK, US and Europe.
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Dr. Michael Rossbach

Venture Partner
  • Seasoned life and health sciences professional, with expertise in immunology, diagnostics, cell-based therapeutics, neuroscience, and genomics.
  • Extensive international experience scouting technology and helping to build companies in Germany, Singapore and Spain and other locations.
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Diane Ibrahim

Operations Manager
  • Human Resources & Corporate Operations.
  • Extensive experience in managing portfolio company, public and investor relations.
  • Oversees all operations, finance and logistics for Partners.

Executive Advisors team

Our Executive Advisors are global industry experts and thought leaders in healthcare and complex technology, with extensive market relationships and commercialization experience.

Dr. Joseph Kvedar

  • Director MGH / Harvard Center for Connected Health.
  • Internationally recognized for his leadership & vision in the field of connected health.
  • Authored over 100 publications on the subject of connected health.
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Kerry Halferty Hardy

  • Co–founder and advisor of international advisory firm Alcuin Advisors.
  • HITLAB Fellow, supporting the development works to improve the quality and accessibility of healthcare worldwide.
  • Board member and chair of the development committee at Competitive enterprise institute.
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Wunibald Guertler

  • Wunibald brings 20 years of banking experience as a former director at JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley and UBS.
  • He spent considerable amount of time at venture capital firms and helped to build some of most notable VCs in GrayBella Capital core regions.
  • Wunibald is managing his family office now and supporting growth of European venture capital firms.
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John Brooks

  • Former CEO of Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston MA.
  • Founding General Partner of Prism Venture Partners.
  • Chairman of the Board for a number of highly-regarded healthcare organizations: Cellnovo Group SA (diabetes management system); College Diabetes Network (diabetes-focused non-profit) & Thermalin Diabetes, LLC (insulin technology).
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Vladas Lasas

  • Lithuanian entrepreneur, investor & public figure.
  • Member of a number notable organizations and NGO's.
  • Founder and CEO of Skubios UAB, Co–owner & founder of Elinta, Elin vision, GRE Holding.
  • Multiple awards including Bronze ‘Working Star’ of the Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts and the 2012 International Business Peace Prize.
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