Manish Kothari PhD

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Manish Kothari PhD

President of SRI Ventures, VP of SRI International

Manish Kothari, Ph.D., is president of SRI Ventures and is a vice president of SRI International, a nonprofit research and innovation center that, among other things, invented the mouse and spawned companies such as Siri and Intuitive Surgical.

In this role, Manish leads the creation of high-value venture opportunities and is intimately involved in the venture creation process from concept through market development, team building, technology transition, seed funding, partner and investor identification, and launch.

Manish joined SRI in 2013 as a business development consultant and entrepreneur-in-residence. He became a Program Director of Robotics and Healthcare Automation in 2013, where he successfully focused on spinning off and licensing a number of technologies in the robotics and healthcare area

Prior to joining SRI, Manish co-founded and was CEO of Mytrus, which offers cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) platform for direct-to-participant clinical trials. Earlier, he was vice president of R&D quality and operations for Simpirica Spine. There, he successfully built a spinal implant for lower back pain and spondylolisthesis. Kothari also held a series of executive roles at Synarc, a global clinical trials medical imaging start-up company.

He holds multiple patents and is the author or co-author of several peer-reviewed publications and book chapters.

Manish received his M.S. degree and Ph.D. in biomechanical engineering from Cornell University, and was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of California, San Francisco. His bachelor of technology degree in aerospace engineering is from the Indian Institute of Technology.

He is passionate about the intersection of technology and humanity and health, and how that intersection transforms our world and also transforms all of us.

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