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MedStartr has a core team with over 75 years of Healthcare domain experience that encompasses entrepreneurial, investment, clinical and operational roles in various sectors within the space.



Alex B. Fair, MS - is the Founder and CEO of MedStartr. He originally trained as a scientist, working in physics, then cancer and finally in heart disease research. In the 90s he had an idea for a company that took off so he finished off his last paper and came into the world of business. MedStartr is his 7th startup and his favorite so far. Other creations include Expert-Med,,,, and the Pinnacle Consulting Group as well as dozens of corporate entities and products for clients and employers over the years. Alex Lives in Long Island, New York and is the proud dad of two wonderful kids.




Bruce has 25+ years of experience in financial services including work at Compass Advisers, Loeb Partners, Lehman Brothers, Rothschild Venture Capital and Coopers & Lybrand (now part of PriceWaterhouseCoopers). During his career he has worked on projects in a wide range of industries. He has participated in raising over $2 billion in capital in public and private transactions with companies large and small and worked on a similar volume of M&A and Restructuring transactions. He has previously served on the Board of York Research Corp (an alternative energy developer) and Winfield Capital (a publicly traded SBIC). 




  Most recently, as Executive Vice President of Douglaston Development from 2005-18, Jonathan oversaw the development, construction, management and disposition of over $2 billion worth of market rate rental, hospitality, mixed use and condominium developments locally and nationally.  Prior to that position, he was the Executive Vice President of the New York City Economic Development Corporation and an Officer of the New York City Industrial Development Agency for 8 years.  All totaled Jonathan had executive responsibility over $20 billion worth of projects.  With his deep connections to investors and municipal economic development programs, Jon Fair has been an invaluable asset to the Fund and MedStartr Portfolio companies 




Prior to MedStartr, Robert and his partners structured the mergers, and acquisition of their companies to one of the largest real estate companies in the US. As private investor, Robert has actively engaged and participated in the turnaround of several early stage investments and subsequent successful exits. Robert's addition to MedStartr Ventures has helped expand the platform and deal flow with the goal of finding, funding, and accelerating best in class startup companies and identify new investments to create additional value in our MedStartr venture fund and to find the best solutions in healthcare. 

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 Sharad Mishra, MD, MBA
 A Physician with 10+ years in Corporate development fundraising and operating experience in healthcare and startups. Sharad headed the Corporate Development and Finance at Freedom Medtech, a non-invasive diabetes screening startup.   

Avisha NessAiver

 Avisha is an Electrical Engineer and Web Designer with extensive experience in image processing, Matlab coding, graphics design, human physiology, nutrition, and psychologically-backed learning methodologies. Involved in several entrepreneurial projects across multiple fields


Ben Chodor

Investor, News Anchor, Health Tech Talk in iHeart Radio and CBS-Health

Ben was Co-Founder & CEO of Happtique & Founder of Stream57 (Acquired by Intercall in 2009). As achor of HealthTechTalk Live he has built an audience and reach measured in billions.

Libbe L Englander, Ph.D, (Molecular Biology)

Entrepreneur, Hedge Fund Manager

Dr. Englander founded, ran and successfully sold a healthcare hedge fund. Libbe has a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from The Rockefeller University and a B.S. in Biology from Yale University.

Atul Kumar, MD, (Gastroenterology)

Angel Investor, Practicing Physician

Dr. Kumar is an active angel investor and successful healthcare startup founder of

He currently practices at the VA, teaches at Stony Brook, and does advisory work for the FDA.

Alan Brody 

Entrepreneur, Writer 

Founder of iBreakfast & CEO Startupalooza. Writer of Are you Fundable? Alan has help companies like Violin Memory  reach an IPO of $800 million He has helped start dozens of enterprises.     

Lisa Kennedy, Ph.D. (Economics)

CMO GE Health Imagination, Singularity University, Innopiphanny CEO

Co-designer of the crowd challenge model while at GE, Dr. Kennedy applies big data analytics in healthcare innovation at Innopiphany for Fortune 500 cos.


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