Norm Gitis obtained his Ph.D. in Engineering from the USSR Academy of Sciences in Moscow. Upon immigration to the US, he was a visiting professor at MIT until IBM moved him to San Jose. Norm founded and ran two profitable test-instrumentation companies, Center for Tribology, Inc. in Mountain View (1994-1999) and CETR in Campbell (2000-2011). He was twice named by the Business Journal the CEO of Top 20 Fastest Growing Private Companies in Northern California. Upon successful exit, Norm was VP of Bruker, a leading manufacturer of test instrumentation for life sciences and other applications. Over the past four years, Norm has been pursuing his passion of helping med-tech start-ups with funding, IP and business development. Together with two partners, he formed Lymo Ventures and built its investment portfolio to include fourteen med-tech startup companies. Norm chairs a device screening committee of Life Science Angels and serves on a screening committee of the Band of Angels, both in Silicon Valley.