Christian Theriault is an award winning serial entrepreneur with expertise across several deep tech industries. He has co-founded or been involved with startups in robotics, machine vision, medical devices, and new chemical entity development. His latest company which was acquired by a Japanese multinational, had the distinction of producing the world’s fastest focusing lens – widely used across several market verticals ranging from laser material processing to metrology and biomedical engineering. More recently, Christian has been involved with mentoring and investing in high-tech startups and participates in various accelerator programs, the NSF’s America’s Seed Fund and various angel groups where he regularly serves as the diligence team lead or domain expert for sensors/advanced manufacturing, energy technologies, data science, or machine vision sectors. Christian holds an MSE in Material Science and Process Management and an A.B. in Molecular Biology and Bioengineering, both from Princeton University; he has authored several academic papers and holds numerous patents. He currently serves as an advisor to several technology and consumer facing startups and resides in New York City.