Ashok Gowda, Ph.D., Managing Partner
Dr. Gowda is founder of Biotex, Inc., which has successfully licensed numerous technologies and spun out two commercial stage companies, Visualase, Inc. and Base Pair Biotechnologies, both of which successfully raised private capital. These ventures were supplemented with over $15M in non-dilutive funding raised through government and private foundation grants. Dr. Gowda works closely with physicians, entrepreneurs and other start-ups to develop and bring novel medical technologies to market. Previously, Dr. Gowda co-founded and served as Chief Operating Officer at Visualase, Inc., which was acquired by Medtronic in late 2014. Dr. Gowda is an active investor, advisor, and board member for a number of early stage medical technology companies. Dr. Gowda has served as principal investigator on more than 15 NIH grants, authored more than 50 peer reviewed publications and abstracts, and is an inventor on more than 20 issued patents. Dr. Gowda received his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Biomedical Engineering from Vanderbilt University and the MS and Ph.D. degrees in Bioengineering from Texas A&M University.
Arun Gowda, Managing Partner
Mr. Gowda is founder and Managing Partner of Broadpeak Ventures and has been involved in investing and capital raising for private capital investments. He previously was a partner for Eventi Capital, a seed stage venture fund backed by top Canadian investors where he funded medtech/biotechnology and technology companies. Prior to Broadpeak, Mr. Gowda worked in senior positions for Guggenheim Partners, UBS Investment Bank and Morgan Stanley where he was part of their investment bank, derivatives and alternative investment groups. Mr. Gowda received a MBA from The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania and a BE in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics (summa cum laude) from Vanderbilt University.