Board and Investors

David J. Cuccia, Ph.D.

Founding CEO & CTO | Modulim

An internationally recognized pioneer and leader in spatial frequency domain imaging (SFDI), David secured over $11 million in SBIR/STTR grants that facilitated the development of our technology. He has nine patents with two more pending. His contributions to science include over 40 co-authored publications and more than 2000 citations in biomedical optics.

Janelle Goulard, M.B.A.

Director of Health Investment | Pangaea Ventures

Janelle has over 12 years’ healthcare experience working in private investments, scaling ventures, and management consulting. She has spent a large part of her career at GE Healthcare, in the US and Europe, working with both private and public health organizations. Janelle’s entrepreneurial endeavors include launching a population health technology platform that became a joint venture between GE and Microsoft. Janelle has an M.B.A. from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Commerce degree (B.Com) from McGill University.

Francis Duhay, M.D., M.B.A.

Founder & CEO | Koa Accel

Francis is an accomplished clinical surgeon, scientist, medical innovator, and senior business executive with expertise in general management, clinical and regulatory affairs, and healthcare economics. Double board-certified in general and cardiothoracic surgery, Francis served on senior faculty at the Duke University School of Medicine and was formerly Chief Medical Officer for Edwards Life Sciences. With 32 US and international patents, Francis has invented and developed devices used in thousands of heart operations each year.

Keith Bennett, Ph.D.

Keith works with established and start-up companies to identify and create new business opportunities, with an emphasis on photonic technologies. Current and past clients include Hamamatsu Photonics, Ricoh, NTT Labs, the Japanese Science and Technology Agency, KLA-Tenco, and several smaller firms. Prior to establishing his consulting practice, Keith worked in product management for Newport Corporation (now MKS) and Park Scientific Instruments (now Bruker), and co-founded Symphony Systems (now Pivotal Systems), a pioneering company in a field now termed “the internet of things.” He has degrees from M.I.T. (Physics, B.S.) and Stanford University (Applied Physics, M.S. and Ph.D.), and over 10 issued patents.

Randy Lunn

Managing Director | Catalina Ventures

Randy has over 30 years early-stage capital experience with a proven track recording of finding, financing, and supporting entrepreneurs. He is currently Managing Director of Catalina Ventures, a firm that focuses on early-stage companies in technology, life sciences, and other advanced technologies. Randy began his venture career in 1979 as a founder of Harrison Capital, the venture arm of Texaco. Funds he has founded and managed have raised over $1 billion from institutional sources.