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Our entrepreneurs are building the next generation of outstanding businesses in Maryland. We back people with the brilliance to outline an ambitious vision and the humility to learn from past failures as well as successes. Below is a selection of our current portfolio.

John Criswell

John Criswell is CEO of Pulse8, a health care data analytics and technology company focused on delivering the highest financial impact for health plans and at-risk providers with ACA commercial, Medicare Advantage, and Medicaid populations. John is one of the leading health care industry experts in risk adjustment, having designed and deployed predictive and forecasting models using complex algorithms, medical history and encounter data, and consumer data for many of the top health plans. John’s career has spanned multiple industries including healthcare, consumer products, and supply chain management.

John Criswell is CEO of Pulse8, a health care data analytics and technology company focused on delivering the highest financial impact for health plans and at-risk providers with ACA commercial, Medicare Advantage, and Medicaid populations. John is one of the leading health care industry experts in risk adjustment, having designed and deployed predictive and forecasting models using complex algorithms, medical history and encounter data, and consumer data for many of the top health plans. John’s career has spanned multiple industries including healthcare, consumer products, and supply chain management.

Josh Stella

Josh Stella is co-founder and CEO of Fugue, an immutable cloud operating system working to radically simplify cloud operations. He’s been programming since his teen years in the 1980s, when he learned to write code to automate animation tasks on his Amiga. Prior to Fugue, Josh most recently was a Principal Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services. He has served as CTO for a prior startup and in numerous other technical and leadership roles over the last 25 years.

Josh Stella is co-founder and CEO of Fugue, an immutable cloud operating system working to radically simplify cloud operations. He’s been programming since his teen years in the 1980s, when he learned to write code to automate animation tasks on his Amiga. Prior to Fugue, Josh most recently was a Principal Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services. He has served as CTO for a prior startup and in numerous other technical and leadership roles over the last 25 years.

Bill Niland

Bill Niland is CEO of Harpoon Medical, a device company commercializing a novel surgical tool to repair damaged mitral valves through minimally-invasive surgery. A true entrepreneur, Harpoon Medical is Bill’s fourth medical device startup over a 25-year career in the medical device industry. He founded and was the Chief Business Officer of Vapotherm, a noninvasive ventilation company that pioneered a new treatment modality now known as “high flow nasal cannula therapy.” Earlier in his career Bill started and successfully managed two other healthcare companies which were eventually sold to Mediq Mobile X-ray and Vital Signs.

Bill Niland is CEO of Harpoon Medical, a device company commercializing a novel surgical tool to repair damaged mitral valves through minimally-invasive surgery. A true entrepreneur, Harpoon Medical is Bill’s fourth medical device startup over a 25-year career in the medical device industry. He founded and was the Chief Business Officer of Vapotherm, a noninvasive ventilation company that pioneered a new treatment modality now known as “high flow nasal cannula therapy.” Earlier in his career Bill started and successfully managed two other healthcare companies which were eventually sold to Mediq Mobile X-ray and Vital Signs.