Associate, Venture Investments
- Focus: Medical Device and Digital Health
- Based in Boston, MA
- Fun Fact: Uses a Dvorak layout for his keyboard
Based in Boston, Hirak initiates and manages equity investments in medical devices and digital health across North America.
Prior to joining JJDC, Hirak was the Fund Manager for the Michigan Biomedical Venture Fund where he made investments in start-up life-sciences companies across therapeutics, devices, diagnostics, and health IT/digital technologies. Hirak also spent a year as a venture partner with Augment Ventures.
Hirak received a Ph.D. from University of Michigan in Biomedical Engineering. He holds Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, also from University of Michigan, and a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from University of Pune in India.
Prior to his career move into venture investing, Hirak was Principal Scientist and Director of US Operations for The Neuromarketing Labs – a startup based in Germany. His previous background is in neuroscience research and product development.
Hirak is an avid reader, dabbles in B/W photography, and loves to run.