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I invest in amazing people building vital solutions to the world's most pressing needs. These opportunities are plentiful in industries like healthcare, financial services, and education. For each of those, I leverage advisory panels of top executives, experts, and investors who focus solely on that industry, driving great deal flow and quick decisioning.

Many of these companies have novel, advanced technologies and new business models. I focus on founders who deeply understand their industry and have technical depth in the problem they're solving. Example portfolio companies include:

Andela (training and employing software developers in Africa)

Recursion Pharmaceuticals (automation and AI for drug discovery and development)

Kudi (the fastest growing payment network in Africa)

Unlearn (synthetic controls for clinical trials)

Decent (health insurance alternative using crypto and blockchain)

Solugen (biosynthetic hydrogen peroxide manufacturer) (fastest learning autonomous vehicle company)

Vicarious Surgical (most affordable, intuitive, and efficient surgical robot)

Akido Labs (one of the largest and fastest-growing public health data networks in America)

ScholarMe (increasing access to affordable financing for higher education)

Tempest (providing lower-cost and higher efficacy substance abuse treatment)

Reset Button (enabling discharge of student loans for those facing severe financial hardship)

Moov (reducing waste and expense by enabling the resale of used manufacturing equipment)

Back the syndicate for proprietary access to great startup investment opportunities with the ability to make choices/decisions about investing before other investors.


I plan to syndicate every deal where the allocation is greater than what I'll be investing.

Neil Devani
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Kenny Van Zant
Former head of business for Asana, and Chief Product Officer for Solarwinds. Board member for CastLight Health, and Itential
Jeremy Levine
Founder/CEO Good Spirits Lab. Was Founder/CEO (acq for $48m). Investor in many amazing companies and founders.
Darian Shirazi
General Partner at Gradient Ventures
Ashley Flucas
Angel Investor
Investor | General Counsel | Studied @harvard Law School @duke University | Join my syndicate:
Bryan Rosenblatt
Principal at Craft Ventures. Formerly Director at Reddit, @twitter, CBS, CAA Sports
Can help with
“User Acquisition, Monetization, Ad Sales, Intro's.”
Kevin Weatherman
Co-Founder & CEO @leverhealth - fmr @mopub acq. @twitter , @onesignal - NYC Angel Investor
Wiktor Schmidt
Founder and CEO of @netguru - web and mobile software development consulting company.
Vladimir Stantchev
Tech aficionado. Scientist turned entrepreneur and investor.
Can help with
“Tech, security and R&D due diligence in funding/acquisition scenarios.

Served both as auditor for VCs and chief advisor for startups. 20+ years of...more
Neil is a thoughtful and responsible expert for helping startups. He has an overall understanding of legal, financial and business aspects of a start up and is familiar with technology trends and challenges on both the start up and investor sides.
Roland Manyai
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