Mentors

Our mentors are experts in their respective fields and value our founders-first ethos. They are driven by our mission to help high-growth companies succeed.

 

Mentors

Our mentors are experts in their respective fields and value our founders-first ethos. They are driven by our mission to help high-growth companies succeed.

Performance Driven Mentoring

Unlike other mentorship programs, EFL provides structure and accountability for startups by setting goals at each of five in-person sessions. Three goals per session are determined by the mentors and provide a framework for the startup to prioritize tasks over the subsequent two months.

Performance Driven Mentoring.

Unlike other mentorship programs, EFL provides structure and accountability for startups by setting goals at each of five in-person sessions. Three goals per session are determined by the mentors and provide a framework for the startup to prioritize tasks over the subsequent two months.

 

Aaron Kantoff
Venture Partner, MedicXi
Life Sciences
Aaron Nelson
Principal, Novartis Venture Fund
Life Sciences
Abhi Gupta
Senior Director, Global Gene Therapy Business, Pfizer
Life Sciences
Adam Goulburn
Partner, Lux Capital
Life Sciences
Adam Sharkawy
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Material Impact
Chief Mentor, Deep Tech, Life Sciences
Adam Wollowick
Senior Director of Business Development, Stryker Spine
Life Sciences
Alessandro Piol
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, AlphaPrime Ventures
Deep Tech
Alex Tuzhilin
Professor, Information Systems, NYU Stern School of Business
Deep Tech, Scientific Mentor
Amy Schulman
Managing Partner, Polaris
Life Sciences
Andrew Schoen
Principal, New Enterprise Associates
Deep Tech
Anjali Ganguli
Vice President of Corporate Development, Syndax Pharmaceuticals
Life Sciences
Anna Turetsky
Principal, Venture Investments, The Mark Foundation
Life Sciences
Arthur Klausner
President and CEO, Goldilocks Therapeutics, Inc.
Chief Mentor, Life Sciences
Avi Rosenbaum
Partner, Tectonic Capital
Deep Tech, Life Sciences
Bharat Tewarie
Founder, Boston BioPharma Consultants / Member of Board of Directors, Alveo Technologies
Life Sciences
Bill O’Farrell
Co-Founder and former CEO, Body Labs, SpeechWorks, and OpenAir.com
Chief Mentor, Deep Tech
Bill Pertusi
Former Senior Managing Director, Graham Capital Management
Deep Tech
Bob Schneider
Associate Dean and Professor, Radiation and Oncology, NYU Langone Health
Chief Mentor, Life Sciences
Brenton Fargnoli
Partner, AlleyCorp
Deep Tech, Life Sciences
Bruce Cronstein
Professor, Medicine, NYU Langone Health
Life Sciences, Scientific Mentor
Bruce Zetter
Charles Nowiszewski Professor of Cancer Biology, Harvard Medical School
Life Sciences
Bud Ghegan
Managing Director, Berkley Capital
Deep Tech
Bud Mishra
Professor, Applied Math and Computer Science, NYU Courant
Deep Tech, Scientific Mentor
Carol Cheli
Principal Consultant, Cheli Consulting
Life Sciences
Casey Perley
Technical Assessment Lead, Army Applications Laboratory
Life Sciences
Chipper Boulas
Co-Founder and Partner, Firestartr
Deep Tech
Christian Theriault
Serial Entrepreneur and Startup Advisor
Deep Tech, Life Sciences
Christine Borowski
Senior Associate, Access Biotechnology
Life Sciences
Cyndi Green
Managing Director, Connecticut Innovations
Life Sciences
Dan Littman
Professor, Molecular Immunology, NYU Langone Health
Life Sciences, Scientific Mentor
Daniel Darling
Founder and Managing Partner, Darling Ventures
Deep Tech
David Famolari
Managing Director, Hearst Ventures
Deep Tech
David Fenyö
Professor, Computational Biology, NYU Langone Health
Life Sciences, Scientific Mentor
David Gresham
Associate Professor, Biology, NYU College of Arts and Sciences
Life Sciences, Scientific Mentor
David Sica
Partner, Nyca Partners
Deep Tech
Dylan Reid
Principal, Zetta Ventures
Deep Tech
Eitan Zemel
Professor and Vice Dean of Global Programs and Executive Education, NYU Stern School of Business
Deep Tech, Scientific Mentor
Erik Nordlander
General Partner, Google Ventures
Deep Tech
Ethel Rubin
President, Innovative Biostrategies, LLC
Life Sciences
Francois Nader
Chairman, Acceleron Pharma
EFL Advisor
Frank Vallese
Managing Director, Launch Ecceleration Program
Deep Tech
Greg Raiz
Angel Investor, Startup Advisor / Former CEO of Raizlabs, sold 2017
Deep Tech
Hanna Halaburda
Associate Professor, Technology, Operations and Statistics, NYU Stern School of Business
Deep Tech, Scientific Mentor
Ian Lentnek
Medical Director, Endotronix
Deep Tech
Jeff Enslin
Former Partner, Caxton Associates LP
Deep Tech
Jeff Flynn
Founder, Noho Ventures
Deep Tech
Jenna Foger
Senior Vice President, Science and Technology, Alexandria Venture Investments/Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
Life Sciences
Jim Horowitz
Manager, Beresford Ventures
Deep Tech
Jodd Readick
CEO, User Centric Communications
Deep Tech
Jonathan Friedlander
Principal, Digitalis Ventures
Life Sciences
Kathleen DeRose
Director, FinTech Initiative, NYU Stern Fubon Center for Technology, Business, and Innovation
Deep Tech
Kenneth Moch
Senior Advisor to the Chairman, Center for Global Health Innovation / Serial Biotech Entrepreneur
Chief Mentor, Life Sciences
Kevin Ryan
Co-Founder and Chairman, AlleyCorp
EFL Advisor
Krishnamurty Kambhampati
Partner, Cloquet Capital Partners
Deep Tech
Lorraine Marchand
Global R&D Leader, Evidence Platforms and Outcomes-Based Healthcare, IQVIA
Life Sciences
Lucy Wang
Venture Partner, Story Ventures and Angel Investor
Deep Tech
Luis Cabral
Professor, Economics and International Business, Chair of Economics Department, NYU Stern School of Business
Deep Tech, Scientific Mentor
Maggie Sprenger
Managing Director, Green Cow Venture Capital
Deep Tech
Manisha Narasimhan
Co-Founder & CFO, Vesper Healthcare Acquisition Corp.
Life Sciences
Marc Weill
Senior Advisor, Two Sigma Ventures
Deep Tech
Mark Gorenberg
Managing Director, Zetta Venture Partners
Deep Tech
Michael Aberman
Former President and CEO, Quentis Therapeutics
Life Sciences
Michael Sullivan
Chief of Staff, Point72 Asset Management
Deep Tech
Monica Cheng
Director of Business Development & Licensing for Cardiometabolic Diseases, Boehringer Ingelheim
Life Sciences
Nasir Memon
Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Deep Tech, Scientific Mentor
Neal Mody
Managing Director, Zoic Capital
Life Sciences
Nicole McKnight
CEO of Stellate Therapeutics, Co-Founder of KiiLN
Life Sciences
Nidhi Chadda
Founder and CEO, Enzo Advisors
Deep Tech
Nikhil Gupta
Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Deep Tech, Scientific Mentor
Oliver Mitchell
Venture Partner, Autonomy Ventures
Deep Tech
Olivia Tournay Flatto
President, The Pershing Square Foundation
Life Sciences
Owen Davis
General Partner, Contour Venture Partners
Deep Tech
Patrick Mahaney
Senior Advisor, National Security Innovation Network
Deep Tech
Paul Horn
Governor, New York Academy of Sciences / Former Senior Vice Provost, NYU
Chief Mentor, Deep Tech, Life Sciences
Peter Pfeiffer
Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
Life Sciences
Raj Malik
Partner, Pixel Perfect Ventures
Deep Tech
Rana Al-Hallaq
Senior Director and Partner, Pfizer Ventures
Chief Mentor, Life Sciences
Rebecca Luse
Principal, New Leaf Ventures
Life Sciences
Richard Foster
Emeritus Director, McKinsey & Company Venture Partner, Lux Capital
Chief Mentor, Life Sciences
Rima Chakrabarti
Principal, KdT Ventures
Life Sciences
Ritika Mahajan
Principal, Radian Capital
Deep Tech
Robert Padulo
Angel Investor, Board Member and Senior Advisor / Growth and Exit Advisor, Investment Committee, Keiretsu Capital
Deep Tech
Rohan Ganesh
Principal, Venture Capital, Verily Life Sciences
Life Sciences
Roland Turck
Managing Partner, TurckBio
Deep Tech, Life Sciences
Ron Lennox
Board Member, RadImmune Therapeutics and Thetis Pharmaceuticals
Life Sciences
Sam Hall
Independent Consultant
Life Sciences
Sandy Li
Principal, Head of Biotech Investments, Baidu Ventures
Life Sciences
Sashi Reddi
Founder and Managing Partner, SRI Capital
Chief Mentor, Deep Tech
Scott Saxberg
President and CEO, Cache Island Resources Inc.
Chief Mentor, Deep Tech
Seth Maerowitz
Member, Investor's Circle
Deep Tech
Sharon Mates
Founder, Chairman and CEO, Intra-Cellular Therapies
Chief Mentor, Life Sciences
Steve Socolof
Managing Partner, Tech Council Ventures
Deep Tech
Todd Pietri
Managing Partner, Activate Venture Partners
Deep Tech, Life Sciences
Wasim Malik
Managing Partner, Iaso Ventures
Life Sciences
Yizhen Dong
Partner, Global Founders Capital
Life Sciences
Yung Lie
President and CEO, Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
Life Sciences