RAVI MISTRY is a leader, entrepreneur, angel investor, educator and mentor. His professional career has spanned several industries, including life sciences, technology, non-profits, and academics, in various capacities as Founder, Board Chairman/Director, President, Vice President, Sr. Director, Manager, and Adjunct Professor. He brings operational experience covering all areas of business operations, especially for start-up companies: Finance, Legal and IP, HR Management, Global Operations, and Corporate Administration. He has managed closing of Seed, Series A/B funding totaling over $35M. Ravi served as Vice President of Business Development & Operations at MedTree LLC, a Silicon Valley based life sciences start-up. Prior to MedTree, Ravi served as Founding Executive Director of Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IIT GN) Foundation, a US-based 501(c)(3) Charitable Trust to raise endowment funds for the higher education institute. Ravi was member of founding team of Virident Systems, a Silicon Valley based technology startup that was acquired by HGST/Western Digital for $685M in 2013. Prior to Virident, he held management positions in the life sciences industry at DiscoveRx and BioImagene. Ravi is an active angel investor and member of the TiE Angel Group Silicon Valley and TiE Global Angels. He is Former President and current Board Member of EPPIC Global Network, an all-volunteer life science professional organization in the Bay Area. He has been active with other Bay Area biopharma organizations such as California Life Sciences Association (CLSA – previously known as BayBio), an life sciences organization representing California bio industry, Chinese Bioscience Association (CBA), and Chinese-American Bio/Pharmaceutical Society (CABS). Ravi also advises and mentors IIT GN alumni both in India and in the US. As an educator, he was Adjunct Professor in the MBA program at Keller Graduate School of Management, DeVry University, and Adjunct Professor at Ohlone College, Fremont, California. Over the years, Ravi has been a mentor/advisor to Astia, a global organization fostering women entrepreneurship across industries. He has also been involved with technology professional organizations such TIE, the largest global entrepreneurial organization founded and headquartered in Silicon Valley. He is member of the SAM (Stanford Alumni Mentoring) team and mentors Stanford students. Ravi has also served as judge to numerous global business plan competitions, including some at US universities, in technology and life science ventures. He has served as: Director and Vice President on California State University East Bay (CSUEB) Alumni Board; and President of the American Marketing Association, Silicon Valley chapter. Ravi has authored 30+ technical reports, business plans, and publications. He is Gold Medalist from Gujarat University, India from where he holds BE degree in Civil Engineering. He received his Master’s degree in Structural Engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA in Finance from CSUEB.