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Meet the Team

Scott Dettmer

Scott Dettmer

Legal Counsel

Scott is a founding partner of Gunderson Dettmer and is listed as one of the top IT and venture lawyers in the Global Counsel 3000, Best Lawyers in America and has received numerous awards...

Jeff Huber

Jeff Huber

Board Director

Jeff is a legendary engineering senior vice president and business leader who pioneered work at Google over his tenure of 13 years...

Michael Williams

Michael Williams

Legal Counsel

Michael our attorney at Openwater - At Gunderson Dettmer he is a specialist in M&A, with broad experience advising sellers and buyers...

Dr. Achal Achrol, MD

Dr. Achal Achrol, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Achal is a board-certified neurosurgeon who has led brain tumor, stroke and neuroscience translational research programs in academic university hospitals...

Ashley Macy

Ashley Macy

Paralegal

Ashley has drafted numerous certifications for partnerships, LLCs and as well as completed numerous efforts in client, customer, financial, regulatory and securities research...

Dr. Brad Hartl

Dr. Brad Hartl

Senior Staff Biophotonics Scientist

Previously developed Cerenkov radiation and autofluorescence lifetime imaging for medical applications in the brain...

Dr. David Varley

Dr. David Varley

Principal Electrical Engineer

20+ years of experience in technology development and product design for electrical, electro-optics & opti-mechanical products & systems. Extensive...

Dr. Mary Lou Jepsen

Dr. Mary Lou Jepsen

CEO and Founder

Named to Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People and CNN's Top 10 Thinkers; former executive leadership at Facebook, Oculus, Google and...

Maurizio Vecchione

Maurizio Vecchione

President

President of Openwater, CIO at Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation, CEO of Global Health Alliance and Partner at Adastral Funds and Ethos Capital...

Juan Enriquez

Juan Enriquez

Board Director

Juan is the managing director of Excel Venture Management...

Paul Pagnato

Paul Pagnato

Board Director

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Andrew Houck

Andrew Houck

Senior Staff Mechanical Engineer

Andrew has 8 years of experience developing optical and electromechanical systems. Background in mechanical...

Dr. Neal Kassel

Dr. Neal Kassel

Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Kassel is the founder and chairman of the Focused Ultrasound Foundation and former Co-chair of Neurosurgery at the University of Virginia...

Erik Buchholz

Erik Buchholz

Senior Staff Software Engineer

Erik has 20 years experience as a firmware developer, tester, and quality engineer, most of it spent working on Class II and III...

Dr. Mary Lou Jepsen

Dr. Mary Lou Jepsen

Chairman of Board

Named of the hundred most influential people in the world by Time Magazine...

Shu Hu

Shu Hu

Intellectual Property Counsel

Shu helps on IP & Tech transactions at Openwater. At Gunderson Dettermer she specializes in the areas of IP counseling...

Dr. Soren Konecky

Dr. Soren Konecky

Chief Technology Officer

Soren has decades of experience in optical imaging and algorithm development for both life science and semiconductor applications...

Aaron Visbeek

Aaron Visbeek

Patent Counsel

Aaron is a patent attorney and a Partner at Boswelll IP Law and provides most of our guidance on patent matters at Openwater...

Prof. Theodor Haensch

Prof. Theodor Haensch

Scientific Advisory Board

Professor Haensch won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2005 for his work on comb lasers and precision spectroscopy...

Dr. Chris Bawiec

Dr. Chris Bawiec

Senior Staff Ultrasonic Engineer

Chris has over 12 years of biological imaging experience, primarily with therapeutic and diagnostic ultrasound...

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