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Lecturer, Technology Strategy and InnovationAnand Yadav

Anand is a Co-founder at Neumitra – a Boston startup – which is developing transformative technologies for brain health. After discovering the importance of balance in his life as a mindfulness practitioner, Anand has been passionate about building technologies to help people become healthy and productive. He founded Neumitra in 2010 while he was a System Design and Management fellow at MIT. At Neumitra, Anand was responsible for design, development and launching of Neumitra’s first product neuma – a wearable biowatch for autonomic nervous system. Neumitra was selected by RockHealth and Masschallenge in 2012 for their accelerator programs, and has received funding from leading investors and foundations.

As a fellow at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Anand studied value creation and value capture in microfluidics market; this research received outstanding recognition. Prior to Neumitra, Anand led an engineering team at the Broad Institute. There, he developed innovative laboratory automation and microfluidics technologies that enabled high-throughput genome sequencing and genetic perturbation. Prior to Broad, Anand was a member of technology development team in the Human Genome Project at the Whitehead Institute Center for Genome Research.

Anand is a Principal at KP2A Partners, which provides consulting services in research, technology and market research. He also mentors start-ups in USA, Nepal and India.

Anand holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering and Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University, where he received outstanding teaching assistant award; and a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from PEC University of Technology, India, where he was a Government of India nominee.