Joe Betts-Lacroix
Advisor, Biotechnology
Joe was the primary technical founder of hardware/software startup OQO which entered the Guinness Book of World Records for building the smallest full-featured PC. His experience spans from biotech research to electronics design. Very experienced in invention, prosecution and monetization of intellectual property, he has over 80 Patents granted and pending in fields ranging from biophysics and safety systems to antennas, thermal systems, user interfaces and analog electronics. He has written numerous peer-reviewed publications in fields such as biophysics, genetics, electronics and robotics. Joe holds a Harvard A.B., MIT S.M. and Caltech research fellowship. In 2013 Joe cofounded Vium, which has raised $33M to accelerate the development of new medical therapies by automating in-vivo research. Joe is also a biotech angel investor in such companies as StemCentrx, Recursion Pharma and Spring Discovery, as well as a part-time partner at Y Combinator.