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Gabrielle Rios
CEO & Founder
Gabrielle founded and co-developed the technology platform for The TRUINJECT Platform. She drafted and refined core patents for the technology system with her attorneys at Knobbe, Marten, Olsen & Bear and has four issued patents. Gabrielle has led and closed financings for the company and recruited a team of top technology professionals, advisors and board members.
Stanford, Cal Poly
Allergan, Novartis, Trilogy
Scott Royston
CTO
Scott has over 20 years experience in successfully bringing high growth, disruptive software solutions to leading technology markets. At Google, he led a team building a new product to compete in a $2 billion market space. This included planning out the product roadmap & coordinating with multiple other teams across Google on product integration points & technical design.
Rice University
RGM Advisors, Google, Trilogy
James Neesen
Financial Partner
Jim is a Managing Partner at Connor Group in Silicon Valley. Connor Group has worked on 50% of the Bay Area IPOs in the past five years. Their client portfolio of 450 premier technology companies range from late stage to early stage. His career highlights have included two life science IPO’s at Affymetrix and Fluidigm and he has participated in over $250M in equity and debt financings.
Stanford, Berkeley
Connor Group, Affymetrix, Fluidigm
Lynn Salo
Industry Partner
Lynn is a 25-year veteran of Allergan whose career has provided her with strong strategic and commercial experience across global healthcare pharmaceutical, biologic, and device markets in Canada, Europe, and the United States. As the former Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Facial Aesthetic Division of Allergan Medical, she led a growth strategy that generated $1 billion in revenue in 2015.
USC
Allergan
Mark Dempster
Marketing Partner
Mark is a Managing Partner at Founders Circle and centers his efforts with underdog founders to help them fundamentally change a corner of the world in which they operate. Previously, he catered to founders of start-ups that Sequoia partnered with and was fortunate to deliver his marketing capabilities to companies like Airbnb, Dropbox, Eventbrite, Evernote, Kayak, LinkedIn, Paypal, Stripe, WhatsAPP, YouTube and Zappos.
UC Davis
Founders Circle, Sequoia Capital
Dr. Jerry Porras
Strategy Partner
Dr. Porras has been a Professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business since 1972 in the field of Organizational Behavior. He co-authored the international bestseller Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies along with Jim Collins. The book is based on the results of an exhaustive six-year research project aimed at discovering the behaviors of the most visionary companies of the past two centuries.
Stanford, Cornell
Stanford
Cristy Barnes
Healthcare Partner
Cristy is a Managing Director at Lighthouse Capital Partners, a private venture debt fund which provides capital to early stage companies. She has sponsored over 60 companies totaling more than $450M in commitments. Key investments include: Avid (acquired by Eli Lilly), Bipar (acquired by Sanofi), Novacardia (acquired by Merck) and Kythera (acquired by Allergan).
UCLA
Lighthouse Capital Partners
Dr. Steve Yoelin
Opthalmologist
Dr. Yoelin is a board-certified physician. A national speaker throughout the country regarding FDA-approved facial injectables, he lectures regarding the safe and appropriate way in which to use FDA-approved injectables. He has served as lead investigator in several pilot studies and trials, including one that led to an entirely new FDA-approved aesthetic product.
UCI, UC Davis
Newport Beach
Dr. Sue Ellen Cox
Dermatologist
Dr. Sue Ellen Cox is a board certified dermatologic surgeon specializing in advanced treatments for both cosmetic and general dermatologic issues. She is actively involved in the evaluation and development of cutting-edge products and devices and has helped to facilitate FDA-approval for many popular cosmetic and dermatologic procedures and treatments available today.
NYU, UT Southwestern
North Carolina
Dr. Steven Dayan
Facial Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Steven Dayan is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon. He is also an international lecturer, a national physician educator and a pioneer in the R&D of plastic surgery technologies and techniques. His methods for achieving natural results are highly sought-after. He has also appeared more than 50 times on television networks including CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC, and FOX.
Washington University, University of Illinois
Chicago
Dr. Steve Fagien
Oculoplastic Surgeon
Dr. Steven Fagien is one of the foremost oculoplastic surgeons in the United States and the world. As an educator and innovator, Dr. Fagien has authored over 300 publications in peer-reviewed journals, penned his own bestselling textbook on Cosmetic Oculoplastic Surgery. As an educator and innovator, he has authored over 300 publications in peer-reviewed journals
University of Florida
Boca Raton
Christopher Shoff
General Counsel
Christopher Shoff is a partner in the Corporate practice of Latham & Watkins. He is a leading advisor to emerging companies, venture capital firms, private equity firms and strategic acquirers in the technology, life sciences, cleantech and energy industries. Mr. Shoff has extensive mergers and acquisitions experience having worked on over 100 M&A transactions.
Harvard
Latham & Watkins
Steve Jensen
IP Counsel (US)
Steve’s emphasizes in intellectual property litigation, competitive strategy, negotiation, licensing, infringement and validity analysis, financings, acquisitions, joint development and other strategic technology related transactions. He has negotiated technology related agreements between companies worldwide.
UCLA
Knobbe, Marten, Olsen & Bear, Allergan
Cameron Marshall
IP Counsel (UK)
Cameron focuses exclusively on the biotech and pharmaceutical fields. With 20 years of experience, he was among the first to exploit the commercial value on supplementary protection certificates in Biogen vs. SmithKline Beecham. One of only seven "highly recommended" UK attorneys for patent prosecution.
University of Oxford
Carpmaels & Ransford, Allergan