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lapaz-243x300.jpgAlexandra de Paz
N.XT Fund Manager


N.XT Associates

N.XT Associates are Northwestern graduate students and postdoctoral researchers trained to evaluate commercial opportunities for investment. Associates can expect to gain exposure to the diligence process involved in executing venture capital transactions. For all N.XT applications under consideration, N.XT Associates prepare executive summaries, detailed diligence decks and present their findings and recommendations to members of the N.XT Investment Committee.

N.XT Associates are hired as needed for each round of investments, with preference for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers who have completed the INVO Practicum. If you are interested in a N.XT Associate position, please contact Alexandra de Paz.

N.XT Investment Committee

Jason Blumberg
CEO & Managing Director, Energy Foundry

Mark Booth
Executive Vice President, TerSera Therapeutics

Scott Brun
President, Gold Mast Consulting, LLC

Sach Chitnis
Partner, Jump Capital

Matt Cohen
Managing Partner, Osage University Partners

David Dorsey
Partner, 11.2 Capital

Steve Elms
Managing Partner, Aisling Capital

David Flores
President & CEO, BioCentury

Valerie Friedman
Principal, Bracebridge Capital, LLC

Marc-Henri Galletti
Managing Director, Longitude Capital

Tassos Gianakakos
CEO, MyoKardia, Inc. 

Winton Gibbons
CEO, numares AG & Principal, Compass Life Science Consulting

Arthur Holden
Chairman and CEO, Pharmaceutical Biomedical Research Consortium, Ltd.

Adam Koopersmith
Managing Partner, Pritzker Group Venture Capital

Michael Liang
Partner, Baird Capital

Scott Minick
Partner, ARCH Venture Partners 

Evan Norton
Managing Partner, SPRIG Equity

Norbert Riedel
President and CEO, Aptinyx, Inc.

Peter Shagory
Executive VP, Strategy & Corporate Development, CONMED

Lee Shapiro
Managing Partner, 7Wire Ventures

Geeta Vemuri
Managing Partner, Agent Capital

Sona Wang
Managing Director, Ceres Venture Fund

Dan Watkins
CEO, Mercury Data Science & Venture Partner, Mercury Fund

Mark Achler
Managing Director, MATH Venture Partners

Julian Cheng
Managing Partner, Gen 1 Capital

Blair Pircon
Managing Director, Romar Capital

Neal Sales-Griffin
Managing Director, Techstars Chicago & Venture Partner, MATH Venture Partners

Bruce Mau
CEO, Massive Change Network & Founder, Bruce Mau Studio

Dimitra Georganopoulou
General Partner, Qral Ventures

Duo Wang
Director, Global Market Strategy and Insights, Abbott

Ketan Yerneni
Principal, KdT Ventures

Mitra Miri
Principal, Osage University Partners

David Yang
Senior Associate, 8VC

Andrew Gross
Managing Director, Twelve Squared, LLC

Michelle Hoffmann
Executive Director, Chicago Biomedical Consortium

John-Bruce Green
Founder, JBC Consulting

Israel Raz
Partner, Extera Partners

Rajat Verma
Director of Business Development, Abbott

Nii Dodoo-Amoo
Principal, Osage University Partners

James Kasuboski
Partner and Head of Research, Luma Group

Sara Jones
Senior Director, Cell Engineering and Synthetic Biology, General Inception

Rima Chakrabarti
Venture Partner, KdT Ventures