Gurkern Sufi

Sacramento, California, US

CEO of Ravata Solutions, IndieBio and Creative Destruction Labs Alum, Inventor and Innovator
Gurkern's Skills
Fundraising
Strategy
Legal
Recruiting
Operations
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 1 startup

Age Group

25-35

About Gurkern

I am fascinated with the manipulation and control of biology rather than being a passive observer to its wonders. The magnitude innovations harnessing biological machinery can provide excite me far more than any other field. Everything from regenerative medicine to sustainable foods and energy can be addressed with biological solutions.

I have designed and engineered embryo handling microfluidics, established supply and research partnerships, managed a team of engineers to develop a control system for a gene editing platform, and closed over $750,000 in dilutive and non-dilutive funding.

Quote

Why put off to tomorrow that which can be done today. - Non-procrastinators

Work Experience

Chief Operating Officer

Ravata Solutions

October 2016 - Today

Ravata Solutions was founded by myself and my co-founder. Since then medical troubles have plagued my partner and he needed to resign. I am now taking over the position of CEO and maintaining the mission critical responsibilities I held as COO.

Education

University of California - Davis

Biotechnology - Bioinformatics

2011 - 2015

Accelerator/Incubator

IndieBio

4

Creative Destruction Labs

1

Co-working Space

Inventopia

2018 - Today