Dr. Norm Gitis serves as Managing Partner at Lymo Ventures. Dr. Norm Gitis serves as Screening Committee Member at Band of Angels. He also founded and served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Center For Tribology. He is also an Angel Investor. He obtained his Ph.D. (1983) in Mechanical Engineering from the USSR Academy of Sciences in Moscow. He immigrated to the US in 1989 and was a visiting professor at MIT until IBM moved him to San Jose, where he worked in the computer industry. He was the founder, President, and CEO of two highly-profitable test-instrumentation companies. Both have been acquired by leading corporations with high multiples. He was twice named the CEO of the Top20 Fastest Growing Private Companies in Northern California by the Business Journal. He is a life member of the engineering society of India and is a visiting professor of two universities in China. He has authored over 150 scientific papers, three books, and two dozen patents. He also chaired and organized numerous international scientific conferences. In parallel, he has been active in IP and product quality protection and has been a star expert witness in courts of Amsterdam, Berlin, Boston, London, Phoenix, and San Jose. He serves on the Board of Directors of Life Science Angels, where he also chairs a med-device committee and two med-tech stealth-mode start-ups in the oncology and cardiology spaces.