Leadership Team

Sepehr Kiani

Founder, President and CEO



During his more than 25 years of leading business and technology organizations, Sepehr has helped build and grow multiple companies from startup-to-exit (generating valuations over $100 million) as well as successfully guided large-enterprise organizations. These include Teradyne’s fiber optics business unit (serving as founder, technical, and marketing lead), Helicos BioSciences (chief system architect and head of engineering), and GnuBIO (EVP of product development and as VP & General Manager after acquisition by Bio-Rad). He is a driven, hands-on decision-maker with broad technical, operational, market, and business knowledge. He holds over 40 pending patents in semiconductor automation, fiber optics, optical systems, fluids handling, microfluidics, molecular biology, gene sequencing, and single-cell.

Sepehr received a BS from California Polytechnic, and MS and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT.