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 in 2020 as Partner, overseeing venture capital investments in Digital Health and Artificial Intelligence, globally. His 20+ year track record consists of building multiple startups and leading digital innovation/transformations for some of the largest healthcare companies in the world.

Prior to Sanofi, Cris was a founding member of Johnson & Johnson Innovation and Global Head of Digital Innovation for 7 years. He held chief digital and data responsibilities, driving strategy and healthtech innovation 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 big tech 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 of Science in Business Administration from Suffolk University.

De Luca is a 2x recipient of 40 Under 40 awards by both the Boston Business Journal and MedTech Boston. He was further named as Top 40 Healthcare Transformer by MM&M Magazine.

Cris currently serves on the boards of Empatica, Nucleai, Medisafe, Click Therapeutics, Aetion and Omada Health. He is also on the advisory boards of the American Telemedicine Association, SXSW, and the Boston University School of Public Health Innovation Council.

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