Board of Directors

Somu Subramaniam

Somu Subramaniam is the co-founder and Managing Partner of New Science Ventures. Somu serves on the Board of Directors of Achronix Semiconductor Corporation, Ralexar Therapeutics, Cambridge Epigenetix, Dali Wireless, NorthSea Therapeutics, Oxyrane, Resolve Therapeutics, Svelte Medical Systems and Vascular Therapies. Somu has also served on the Boards of Dezima Pharma (acquired by Amgen), Ception Therapeutics (acquired by Cephalon), BioVex (acquired by Amgen), Lightwire (acquired by Cisco), K2M (acquired by Welsh Carson) and Akarna Therapeutics (acquired by Allergan). Prior to founding NSV, Somu was a director at McKinsey & Company where he advised leading multinational companies in the pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotechnology, photonics, software and semiconductor industries. At McKinsey, Somu was leader of the Strategy Practice, the Technology Practice, the Biotechnology Group, and the Healthcare Practice. He also served on the firm’s Investment Committee and led its Equity Portfolio Committee. Somu holds a B.Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

William Lese

William is a Managing Director at Braemar Energy Ventures in NYC where he serves on the Board of Directors for BrightVolt and EnerNOC. Braemar Energy Ventures focuses on investing in early to mid stage energy technology companies primarily in the US and Canada. Prior to joining the Braemar team, William was a partner at Mantis Holdings, a venture capital firm focused on investing in environmental and energy efficiency companies.

William holds both a B.A. in Physics and an M.S. in Energy Sciences from New York University.

James Sims

Jim is a co-founder and Chairman of Silicon Valley Data Science. Jim founded Cambridge Technology Partners Inc. (Cambridge MA) in 1991 and led the firm to $625 million in annual revenue, 4,500 employees and international prominence. CTP was purchased by Novell, Inc. in 2001. Prior to CTP, he founded Concurrent Computer Corp. and built it to $340 million in annual revenue and 3,500 employees.

Jim also founded GEN3 Partners in 1999 to focus on the business of corporate innovation and expanded GEN3 Partners by creating GEN3 Ventures, designed to create high value companies based on the innovation discipline of GEN3 Partners. He also serves as Managing Partner in GEN3 Capital, LP, a fund established to mine for technology rich opportunities and building growth based businesses.

Jim has served on the EDS Board of Directors, and on the Thru, Inc. Board of Directors. He has served as Chairman of RSA Security, Chairman of Airgain, Inc., Chairman of American E-Pay, Inc., Chairman of Groxis, Inc., Chairman of GenXL, Inc., Chairman of Leveler, LLC, and Chairman of Specialists on Call, Inc.

Dan Squiller

Dan is the CEO of Aquam Corp., a global provider of technology solutions for water and energy distribution infrastructure ensuring the health, longevity, safety and reliability of vital resources for utility & municipal, commercial & residential and industrial markets. Aquam’s water and energy technologies diagnose, clean and remediate aging infrastructure & water scarcity issues.

Previously, he has held CEO and executive positions at Scientific Atlanta, St. Bernard Software, Invensys plc, PowerGenix, GT Advanced Technologies, and Verengo Solar. C-level roles have spanned from venture capital backed early-stage companies to billion-dollar global enterprises. Public company leadership roles have included chairmanship of Densei-Lambda, a First Section Tokyo stock exchange company. Mr. Squiller also consults to venture capital and private equity firms where he specializes in technology commercialization, international expansion, turnarounds, and Asian supply chain development.

A graduate of Ohio University with a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MA in Interpersonal Communication, Mr. Squiller also completed the Executive Institute program at Stanford University. He has served on and chaired various Boards of Directors and Advisory Boards for industrial companies, trade organizations, and nonprofits. He currently serves on the boards of Aquam Corp., BrightVolt, and TriLumina Corp.