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Sridhar Iyengar

Greater Boston Area

Sridhar Iyengar founded both Misfit Wearables and AgaMatrix (a blood glucose monitoring company that made the world’s first hardware medical device to connect directly to the iPhone). He built AgaMatrix from a two-person start-up to shipping 15+ FDA-cleared medical device products, 3B+ biosensors, 3M+ glucose meters for diabetics, with partnerships with Apple, Sanofi, and Walgreens. Sridhar holds over 20 US and international patents and received his Ph.D. from Cambridge University as a Marshall Scholar. Follow him on Twitter: @sridiyengar

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Areas of Expertise

  • Diabetes Devices

    AgaMatrix developed the first hardware medical device (a glucose meter) to connect to the iOS ecosystem. We also invented new electrochemical methods and algorithms to create high accuracy products that are sold in various retail pharmacies (CVS, Target, Kroger's, etc) and via pharma partners (Sanofi).

    • Business
    • IP Strategy
    • technology
    • due diligence
    • Primary market research
    • Business development
    • strategy
    • operations
    • manufacturing
    • Mobile health
    • electrochemistry
    • algorithms
  • Wearables

    Misfit is a leader in wearable tech, combining elegant design, wearability, and data science to create health and wellness products that people will actually want to wear and use. The field is still very young and the possibilities are virtually endless.

    • Business
    • Strategy
    • wearables
    • Fitness
    • sleep
    • IoT
    • Smart Home
    • Big Data
    • manufacturing
  • Mobile Health

    Having gotten FDA clearance and a CE Mark in 2010/11 for the world's first hardware medical device to connect to an iPhone taught us a lot. The FDA has progressed tremendously since then in their view of mobile health products, but the path is still less than clear at times. Applying the proper risk-based approach can be one of the best ways to navigate through the regulatory world.

    • Regulatory
    • FDA clearance and approval
    • Quality Assurance
    • FDA
    • CE Mark
    • manufacturing
    • Medical Software
    • HIPAA Compliance

Investing Profile

Investor Overview
4-7 investments
Invests $10,000 per company
Other Investments
PillPack, Maxwell Health, CoUrbanize, Strohl Medical, Misfit Wearables

My Interests

Health Sectors
Medical Devices, Digital Health, Health IT, Diagnostics

Experience

  • Founder & Director

    Misfit Wearables | October 2011 - Current

  • CTO

    Misfit Wearables | October 2013 - July 2014

  • Founder, Director & CTO

    AgaMatrix | July 2001 - December 2013

  • Engineering Manager

    FireSpout | December 2000 - Current 2001

Education

  • University of Cambridge

    PhD, MPhil | Biological Sciences | 1995 - 1999

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    BS | Electrical Engineering | 1991 - 1995