Manish Kothari Named President of SRI Ventures

manish-kothariManish Kothari, Ph.D., has been selected as president of SRI Ventures and vice president of SRI International.

Kothari will lead the creation of venture opportunities from concept through market development, team building, technology transition, seed funding, partner and investor identification, and launch.

Previously, he was a director of commercial ventures and licensing in SRI Ventures, with a focus on healthcare, engineering, and physical sciences. Kothari first joined SRI as a business development consultant and entrepreneur-in-residence and became a program director in SRI Robotics.

He has a background founding and leading venture capital-backed startups in the medical device and digital health areas. Prior to joining SRI, Kothari co-founded and was CEO of Mytrus, which offers a cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) platform for direct-to-participant clinical trials. Earlier, Kothari was vice president of R&D quality and operations for Simpirica Spine.

Led by Bill Jeffrey, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer, SRI International creates innovative solutions for healthcare and productivity. SRI, a research center headquartered in Menlo Park, California, works primarily in advanced technology and systems, biosciences, computing, and education.



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