Christopher Velis spent decades in M&A developing technologies for late stage and established companies. During this time, he recognized organizational patterns in how medtech companies succeed and failed during development and exit. Chris knew he could use this knowledge to create companies that would not only have a meaningful impact on patients’ lives, but also integrate experts, leaders and passionate team members more effectively. Thus began Miraki’s team of teams structure.
The position of a venture director was conceived by Miraki Innovation to address several shortcomings in the entrepreneurial process. Our venture directors manage all aspects of the portfolio companies, but their interests are entirely aligned with those of the fund. These leaders come from a variety of career backgrounds, with successful track records of investing, exits with medical device new ventures and product development.