Boston consultants United States

Dr cecile Levy
lead contact in management of autism team , scientific partnerships 

Boston Harbor Angels United States

Boston Harbor Angels is a group of proven business leaders interested in investing a portion of our assets in high-growth, early-stage companies. Since 2004 we have made investments in companies in medical devices, IT, consumer products, business products, specialty materials, Internet, aviation, etc. We believe we contribute more than money to the companies we fund and welcome the opportunity to work with entrepreneurs who are open to taking advice, yet have the smarts and determination to make their company successful.

Our focus is on early-stage companies, usually looking to raise $250K to $1.5M, where we can fund a portion of the round and syndicate the deal with other angel groups or early-stage venture funds. The company should be close to the commercialization stage and have a clear and defensible competitive advantage. We are looking for capital-efficient businesses that can reach profitability with less than $5M of equity investment and provide at least a tenfold return on the investment within five years.

BHA does not invest as a fund—each of our members makes his or her individual investment decision—but we collaborate in due diligence. We are open to any opportunities that can make a strong business case and can take the position of a lead investor if one of us has strong expertise within our group.

BHA receives 20-30 business summaries each month, out of which we select eight companies to make a personal presentation to our screening committee. The screening committee consists of volunteers from the group. The presentations are 10 minutes long, followed by 30-minute interactive discussion on the business opportunity. We provide our feedback on the strategy, tactics, presentation style, etc. on the spot. Four of the companies are invited to present to the whole group, so as to get members interested. After that, we decide to undertake due diligence concerning the companies before making an investment.

Boston Harbor Angels was founded by Mic Williams (president) in February 2004. Day-to-day operations are managed by Boris Batchvarov (managing director).

Dr Fred Mermelstein

Bpifrance United States

Nathalie Hallé

Bridge to Life United States

There are multiple suppliers and distributors of the organ preservation solutions developed by Drs. Belzer and Southard at the University of Wisconsin. All patents on the formulations used in Belzer UW® Solutions (cold storage and machine perfusion) expired in 2006. Bridge to Life has an exclusive trademark license from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) for the trademark Belzer UW®.

In fact, WARF holds an equity position in Bridge to Life Ltd., a WARF startup company. We proudly honor the name of Dr. Belzer and the institution that developed the UW organ preservation solution, which is still the “gold standard” in organ preservation.

Aaron Gilchrist
Global Director of Business Development 

Broadview Ventures United States

In 2008 the Leducq Family Trust established Broadview Ventures, Inc.(Broadview). Broadview’s mission is to accelerate the development of promising technology in cardiovascular and neurovascular disease through targeted investments in and support of early stage ventures.

By making funding available at a critical moment in the development of new technology, the Leducq Family Trust is taking a leadership position in venture philanthropy by finding creative ways to support translational research in order to bring the advancements of science to the care of patients.

Nishant "Nish" Rastogi shares responsibility for the day-to-day operations of Broadview Ventures, including identification and screening of new opportunities, due diligence, negotiation of deal structure, and portfolio company involvement.

Mr Nishant Rastogi

Business France United States

Mrs Elsa Rive
International Trade Advisor 

Business France

Hugues Moreaux