Business Advisory Board
The Business Advisory Board (BAB) includes Dr. Low and distinguished members of the technical, business and legal communities. All eligible BAB members invested in NeuroVigil’s Series A. NeuroVigil is also very grateful for investment by venture capital firm DFJ and Sanoviv Medical Institute as well as by Timothy Draper, John Driscoll, Abby Margalith, Jacqueline Bouncy Monash, John Petote, David Saltman, Dr. Gabriel Vargas, the White Family, Chen Chee Yang, Anand Maharathi, Dr. Michael Castro, Dr. Naşide Gözde Durmus, Dr. Utkan Demirci, Eric Boldt and Nazanin Berenjian & for the personal mentorship to Dr. Low by noted businesswoman and philanthropist, Laurene Powell Jobs.
Mr. Alexis & Dr. Robert Flint are Silicon Valley-based angel investors with a deep focus on tech. Alexis personally participated in NeuroVigil’s seed round along with Drs. Morgan and Jacobs.
Dr. David Fransen's career spans 40 years in various roles including senior executive positions in government, academia and the diplomatic corps. Dr. Fransen has provided strategic leadership across a wide range of economic policy and program sectors as a senior official at the Privy Council Office and Health Canada, as an Assistant Deputy Minister at Industry Canada, as the first Executive Director of University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing, and as Canada’s Consul General in Los Angeles. Dr. Fransen is a graduate of Canadian Mennonite University, University of Waterloo, and the University of Toronto where he received his PhD in History. He is the Head of Strategic Operations for NeuroVigil’s conglomerate in Canada and was instrumental in architecting an alliance between University of Waterloo and NeuroVigil.
Dr. Kate Gaudry obtained a Ph.D. in Computational Neurobiology from UCSD at age 20 and subsequently received a J.D. from Harvard Law. She is a partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP. Dr. Gaudry focuses her practice on data-driven and strategic patent prosecution. She is a prolific author, so as to share results of generally applicable analyses with the legal community. Her work was also pivotal in the shutting down of the USPTO’s SAWS program, which secretly subjected select patent applications to increased examination scrutiny. LexMachina and Law360 recognized her research and data focus by selecting her as one of five attorneys across all practice areas to for their Data-Driven Lawyer award in its inaugural year of 2018. Most of her clients are in the software, computers, and quantitative-biology technical areas.
Mrs. Reena & Mr. Samuel Horowitz are San Diego-based angel investors with a deep focus on medicine. They previously built healthcare facilities and are pre-eminent members of San Diego’s philanthropic community.
Dr. Irwin M. Jacobs is founding Chairman and CEO Emeritus of Qualcomm and Linkabit, a former Professor at MIT and UCSD and a former Chairman of the Board of the Salk Institute and of the National Academy of Engineering. He serves on the international advisory board for Technion (the Israel Institute of Technology), on the advisory board for the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University and on the board of directors of the Pacific Council on International Policy. He co-authored the widely influential “Principles of Communication Engineering” textbook, is a pioneer in telecommunications and a noted philanthropist and patron of the arts. He is an IEEE fellow, a fellow of the National Academy of Arts & Science, a recipient of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal, the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship, the Franklin Institute Award, the inaugural IEEE/RSE Wolfson James Clerk Maxwell Award, the IEEE’s Medal of Honor and Milestone Award, the Marconi Prize, the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy, the IMEC Lifetime of Innovation Award and an inductee into the National Inventors Hall of Fame among many other well-deserved distinctions. He holds a B.Sc. in electrical engineering from Cornell University and a Master’s and PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.
Mr. Paul Kreutz is a pre-eminent attorney who has practiced law since 1967. He has deep expertise in growth stage companies. Prior to becoming NeuroVigil’s general counsel, he served as legal counsel for such companies as Adobe Systems, 3Com Corporation and McAfee Associates. In most of these cases, Mr. Kreutz counseled these companies from startup, through multiple rounds of private financings, to successful public offerings. He has acted as legal counsel for many of the Bay Area’s pre-eminent Venture Capital firms including the representation of Sequoia Capital in its investment in Cisco Systems and was instrumental in setting up DLA Piper’s original San Diego operations. He is a graduate of Yale University (BA 1964 cum laude) and Stanford Law School (LLB 1967). Mr. Kreutz executed NeuroVigil’s historic seed and Series A financings.
Mr. Gautier Martin-Regnier is Managing Director of Strategic Equity at Morgan Stanley, London.
Dr. Howard Morgan has been a Director of Idealab since March 2002. Dr. Morgan was President, Idealab New York from March 2000 to June 2001 and was Vice Chairman until December 2002. He also served as an Idealab Director from February 1999 to March 2001. Since 1989, Howard has served as President of Arca Group, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in the areas of computers and communications technologies. He was a Professor of Decision Sciences at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Professor of Computer Science at the Moore School of the University of Pennsylvania from 1972 through 1986. He serves as a director for a number of public companies, including Franklin Electronic Publishers, Inc., and Segue Software, Inc., as Vice-Chairman of the New York Angels and as a Director of First Round Capital, a seed stage venture fund. He received his Ph.D. in operations research from Cornell University. Dr. Morgan was the first investor in Uber and NeuroVigil and lead the NeuroVigil’s Series A.
Mr. Elon Musk (service terminated) is founder, CEO, CTO and Chairman of SpaceX, co-founder, CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors, founder of the Boring Company, Co-founder of Neuralink and OpenAI, co-founder of SolarCity which was acquired by Tesla, co-founder of Zip2 which merged with PayPal and Chairman of the Musk Foundation. He is a fellow of the Royal Society, a recipient of the Royal Aeronautical Society’s Gold Medal, of the President's award for Exploration and Technology among many other well-deserved distinctions. He was recognized as a Living Legend of Aviation by the Kitty Hawk Foundation, as one 100 people who most affected the world in 2010 by Time, and as one the 75 most influential people of the century by Esquire. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from its College of Arts and Sciences, and a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from its Wharton School of Business.
Mr. Musk’s services as an advisor to NeuroVigil were terminated with cause by Dr. Low on December 17th 2021.
Mr. Musk has never held day-to-day operating functions with NeuroVigil, does not speak on behalf of NeuroVigil, and his views, including on neuroscience, artificial intelligence, the COVID-19 pandemic, certain public officials and rescue personnel, animal experimentation, CEO compensation and crypto currencies certainly do not reflect the views of the company.
Mr. Musk owns less than 0.05% of NeuroVigil and has not been personally invited to re-invest in the company.
Dr. Andrew Viterbi is the co-Founder of Linkabit Corporation and Qualcomm, Inc., Professor in the Jacobs School of Engineering at UCSD and the President of the Viterbi Group. He is the inventor of the famous Viterbi algorithm and an alumnus of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Dr. Viterbi is widely regarded as a pioneer in the field of Wireless Communications, especially Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) Wireless Technology. He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE and a member of the National Academy of Engineering and of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Viterbi graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1957, and the University of Southern California (USC), where he earned his PhD in 1962. In 2004 the USC School of Engineering was renamed the Viterbi School of Engineering. Dr. Viterbi serves on numerous boards and committees including the USC, MIT Visiting Committee for Bioengineering, Scripps Research Institute, and the National Academies’ Computer Science and Telecommunications Board. Source: NeuroVigil and IEEE Information Theory Society.
Mr. Noam Ziv is a recognized thought leader, experienced CTO, system architect, a member of the original team that invented and implemented CDMA cellular communication technology and the inventor and architect of Qualcomm’s 2net platform. After joining Qualcomm in its 5th year, leading technical and system engineering for its cellular infrastructure development program and retiring 23 years later as Vice President of Engineering where he led Qualcomm’s Corporate Research and Development software organization and made significant contributions to multiple key technologies and products including to the design and implementation of software, hardware, systems, protocols, and custom silicon circuits (ASICs), he became an advisor to numerous startups in wireless communication and mobile healthcare fields, and is the founder and CEO of Kesembe Inc. He served as a technical advisor to XPrize in the Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize Competition and was a judge in both Nokia Sensing XPrize Challenge competitions. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering at the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology) and has been granted over 25 patents.