Cris De Luca

Digital Health Venture Capitalist in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Cris De Luca

Digital Health Venture Capitalist in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Cris joined Sanofi Ventures as a Partner and Global Head of Digital Investments in 2020. His 15+ year track record consists of building and launching emerging technologies, startups and innovation platforms for some of the largest organizations in the world.

Prior to Sanofi, Cris was a founding team member of J&J Innovation and Global Head of Digital Innovation since 2013. He held chief digital and data responsibilities, driving strategy and external tech collaborations throughout J&J’s Innovation Centers, JLABS incubators and JJDC corporate ventures across the Pharmaceutical, Consumer and Medical Device businesses.

With entrepreneurial DNA, Cris is most notably known for his role in the innovation economy since Co-Founding Ultra Light Startups, the oldest and largest startup-investor pitch accelerator in Boston and New York City with additional chapters in Silicon Valley and London. ULS accelerated 700+ bootstrapping startups with 26% having gone on to raise angel/venture funding, leading to several large-scale acquisitions by companies such as Apple, Trip Advisor and Singapore Telecom.

Cris holds a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems from Boston University and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Suffolk University. In 2016, Cris was named among the Top 50 Global Influencers in Digital Health by Onalytica. He is a recipient of multiple further healthcare innovation awards, including 40 under 40 Innovator by the Boston Business Journal in 2015, and Top 40 Healthcare Transformer by MM&M Magazine in 2019.

Cris currently serves on the board of Click Therapeutics as well as the advisory boards of the American Telemedicine Association, SXSW Health, HealthXL, Voice by Amazon Alexa and the Boston University SPH Innovation Hub.

  • Work
    • Sanofi Ventures
  • Education
    • Boston University
    • Suffolk University