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.

 

Abe Murray
Managing Partner & Advisor, Alley Robotics Ventures & AlleyCorp
Deep Tech
Abhi Gupta
Senior Director, Global Gene Therapy Business, Pfizer
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
Digital Tech, Life Sciences
Adi Mashiach
Founding Partner, Mesia Ventures
Life Sciences
Alessandro Piol
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, AlphaPrime Ventures
Digital Tech
Alex Tuzhilin
Professor, Information Systems, NYU Stern School of Business
Digital Tech, Scientific Mentor
Anjali Ganguli
Chief Business Officer, 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 / BOD, Alveo Technologies / CEO, ViroCarb
Life Sciences
Bill O’Farrell
Co-Founder and former CEO, Body Labs, SpeechWorks, and OpenAir.com
Chief Mentor, Deep Tech, Digital Tech
Bill Pertusi
Former Senior Managing Director, Graham Capital Management
Deep Tech, Digital Tech
Bob Schneider
Associate Dean and Professor, Radiation and Oncology, NYU Langone Health
Chief Mentor, Life Sciences
Brenton Fargnoli
Managing Partner, AlleyCorp
Digital Tech
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
Digital Tech
Bud Mishra
Professor, Applied Math and Computer Science, NYU Courant
Deep Tech, Digital Tech, Scientific Mentor
Carol Cheli
Principal Consultant, Cheli Consulting
Life Sciences
Casey Perley
Director of Insights and Analysis, Army Applications Laboratory
Life Sciences
Cat Donaldson
Executive Director, Alexandria LaunchLabs NYC
Life Sciences
Chipper Boulas
Co-Founder and Partner, Firestartr
Digital Tech
Christian Theriault
Serial Entrepreneur and Startup Advisor
Deep Tech, Life Sciences
Claire Leurent
Principal, Venture Investments, Johnson & Johnson Innovation
Life Sciences
Claire Wadlington
Managing Director, 1414 Ventures
Digital Tech
Coppelia Marincovic
Investment Manager, North America, Solvay Ventures
Deep Tech
Daniel Darling
Founder and Managing Partner, Darling Ventures
Digital Tech
Danny Levner
Co-Founder, Emulate, Inc. and Sight Diagnostics
Life Sciences
Daniel Lubin
Founder and CEO, EntryPoint Capital
Digital Tech
David Famolari
Managing Director, Hearst Ventures
Deep Tech, Digital Tech
David Fenyö
Professor, Computational Biology, NYU Langone Health
Digital Tech, Life Sciences, Scientific Mentor
David Gresham
Associate Professor, Biology, NYU College of Arts and Sciences
Life Sciences, Scientific Mentor
Dawn Bell
VP and Global Development Head, Strategic Partnerships, Novartis
Life Sciences
Debbie Lin
Executive Director, Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund
Deep Tech
Eric Tan
Zoic Capital, Partner, Head of Diligence
Digital Tech
Eric Wedepohl
Investor, Lawyer, and Counselor
Deep Tech
Erik Nordlander
General Partner, GV
Deep Tech
Ethel Rubin
President, Innovative Biostrategies, LLC
Life Sciences
Evan Caplan
Principal, OrbiMed Advisors
Life Sciences
Francois Nader
Chairman, Acceleron Pharma, Benevolent AI, Talaris/Board Member, Moderna/Senior Advisor, Blackstone Life Sciences
EFL Advisor
Frank Vallese
Director of Strategic Partnerships, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Deep Tech, Digital Tech
Gill Sawhney
Managing Director – Leader, Life Sciences Investment Banking, Huron Consulting Group
Life Sciences
Hanna Halaburda
Associate Professor, Technology, Operations and Statistics, NYU Stern School of Business
Digital Tech, Scientific Mentor
Ian Lentnek
Medical Director, Endotronix
Deep Tech
Jacob LaPorte
Co-Founder and Global Head, The Novartis Biome, Novartis Biome
Digital Tech, Life Sciences
Jade Strattner
Vice President, IBM Research THINKLab
Digital Tech
Jay Tucker
President and Interested Trustee, Weiss Strategic Interval Fund
Digital Tech
Jeff Enslin
Former Partner, Caxton Associates LP/Managing Partner, Perimetre Capital LLC
Deep Tech, Digital Tech
Jeff Flynn
Founder and Partner, Noho Ventures
Deep Tech, Digital Tech
Jennifer Tegan
Managing Director, Empire State Development
Life Sciences
Jesse Shefferman
Co-founder & CEO, Protara Therapeutics
Life Sciences
Jill Richmond
GP, Full Stack VC
Digital Tech
Jim Horowitz
Manager, Beresford Ventures
Deep Tech, Digital Tech
Jin Montclare
Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, NYU Tandon
Deep Tech, Scientific Mentor
Jodd Readick
CEO, User Centric Communications
Deep Tech, Digital Tech
Jogchum Brinksma
Founder, Flobas Ventures
Deep Tech
Juan Enriquez
Managing Director, Excel Venture Management
Life Sciences
Jun Deng
Investment Partner, Joyance Partners
Life Sciences
Kenneth Moch
Sr. Advisor, 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, Digital Tech
Lawrence Johnson
Senior Vice President and Head of Fintech Engagement, Morningstar
Digital Tech
Lorraine Marchand
General Manager, Life Sciences, Watson Health
Life Sciences
Lucy Wang
Co-Founder and General Partner, Divergent Capital / Advisor, Rendered AI
Deep Tech
Luis Cabral
Pro. Economics and International Business, Chair of Economics Department, NYU Stern
Deep Tech, Scientific Mentor
Maggie Sprenger
Managing Director, Green Cow Venture Capital
Deep Tech, Digital Tech
Manisha Narasimhan
Co-Founder & CFO, Vesper Healthcare Acquisition Corp.
Life Sciences
Marc Weill
Senior Advisor, Two Sigma Ventures
Deep Tech, Digital Tech
Melissa Moore
Senior Director of Partnership Strategy, Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
Life Sciences
Michael Aberman
Former President and CEO, Quentis Therapeutics
Life Sciences
Michael Montero
Founder, Montero Ventures
Digital Tech
Michael Pambianchi
Business Fellow, Breakthrough Energy
Deep Tech
Michael Petroutsas
GSK, Senior Vice President, US Oncology Business Unit Head
Life Sciences
Michael Sullivan
Chief of Staff, Point72 Asset Management
Digital Tech
Mirza Ahmed
Senior Director, Digital Healthcare, Business Operations, Hikma Pharmaceuticals
Digital Tech
Monica Cheng
Senior Director, Business Development/The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson&Johnson
Life Sciences
Nasir Memon
Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Digital Tech, Scientific Mentor
Neal Mody
Managing Director, Zoic Capital
Digital Tech, Life Sciences
Ned Berman
Principal, Differential Ventures
Deep Tech, Digital Tech
Neeraj Vohra
Chief Investment Officer, Naples Technology Ventures
Digital Tech
Oliver Mitchell
Founding Partner, Autonomy Ventures / Venture Partner, ff Venture Capital
Deep Tech, Digital Tech
Owen Davis
General Partner, Contour Venture Partners
Deep Tech, Digital Tech
Patrick Mahaney
Senior Advisor, National Security Innovation Network
Deep Tech, Digital Tech
Paul Horn
Governor, New York Academy of Sciences / Former Senior Vice Provost, NYU
Chief Mentor, Deep Tech, Digital Tech
Peter Pfeiffer
Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
Life Sciences
Philip Neches
Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, Venture Partner
Deep Tech, Digital Tech
Promise Phelon
Founder/General Partner, Growth Warrior Capital
Digital Tech
Purnesh Seegopaul
General Partner, Pangaea Ventures
Deep Tech
Rana Al-Hallaq
Executive Director and Partner, Pfizer Ventures
Chief Mentor, Life Sciences
Rangachari Anand
AI Professional
Deep Tech
Rebecca Luse
Principal at Deep Track Capital
Life Sciences
Richard Boismenu
Chief Scientific Officer, IgGenix
Life Sciences
Richard Foster
Emeritus Director, McKinsey & Company Venture Partner, Lux Capital
Chief Mentor, Digital Tech, Life Sciences
Ph.D Robert Padulo
Angel Investor, Board Member and Senior Advisor / Growth & Exit Advisor, Investment Committee, Keiretsu Capital
Digital Tech
Rohan Ganesh
Vice President, Northpond Ventures
Digital Tech
Roland Turck
Managing Partner, TurckBio
Digital Tech, Life Sciences
Ron Lennox
Board Member, RadImmune Therapeutics and Thetis Pharmaceuticals
Life Sciences
Sam Hall
Independent Consultant
Life Sciences
Sam White
Healthcare Lead, Investments, CRCM Ventures
Life Sciences
Sandy Li
VP, Strategy and Investments and Managing Director of BioMap Ventures / Portfolio Manager at Baidu Ventures
Digital Tech, Life Sciences
Sashi Reddi
Founder and Managing Partner, SRI Capital
Chief Mentor, Deep Tech
Scott McIsaac
Director of Research, Life Sciences, Foresite Capital
Life Sciences
Scott Saxberg
Founder and CEO, Cache Island Resources Inc.
Chief Mentor, Deep Tech, Digital Tech
Sebastian Titz
Investment Manager, 3M New Ventures
Deep Tech
Serhat Pala
Breakaway Partners OU, Partner
Digital Tech
Sharon Mates
Founder, Chairman and CEO, Intra-Cellular Therapies
Chief Mentor, Life Sciences
Sidney Nakahodo
Founder and General Partner, Seldor Capital
Deep Tech
Stephen Pitt
Head of Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS US North East
Life Sciences
Steve Socolof
Managing Partner, Tech Council Ventures
Deep Tech, Digital Tech
Todd Pietri
Managing Partner, Activate Venture Partners
Digital Tech, Life Sciences
Todd Pope
President & Chief Executive Officer, WellAir
Life Sciences
Wasim Malik
Managing Partner, Iaso Ventures
Digital Tech, Life Sciences
Yizhen Dong
Partner, Global Founders Capital
Digital Tech, Life Sciences
Yung Lie
President and CEO, Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
Life Sciences
Zach Harrell
Physical Scientist, Army Applications Laboratory
Deep Tech