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Monday, April 12, 2010

Parul Singh & Edward Alfano are off to MIT Sloan

Please join me in congratulating two of our Fellows, who are off to MIT Sloan. They're in great company; Fellows Ajay Kulkarni (2008), Bala Venkatrao (2009) and Bennett Fisher (2010) are Sloanies (hope I didn't miss anyone). Parul is a 2008 Fellow and 2009 Program Coordinator, who currently works at venture-backed Visible Measures. Ed Alfano is a 2008 Fellow, co-founder of LuminaPrep, and a lifesciences consultant working with startups, who's also spent time in venture capital.

Parul Singh
Parul is a product manager at Visible Measures where she builds products that find insight in traffic data for video playing all over the internet.  Current customers include MTV and NBC, with more to come. Previously she worked at The New York Times Digital as a product manager focused on multimedia and video\, and for six years worked as a web developer and project manager for Fast Company, Inc. Magazine and the Fund for the City of New York.  \n\nShe started her career as an interface developer at Razorfish, and continues to be passionate about usable interface design, product marketing and packaging. She has spent time volunteering for charities in the US, UK and India focused on women, development, and technology. In her spare time, Parul enjoys fiction, running, and yoga. She completed her BA from Harvard University in Government.

Edward Alfano
Ed is a founder of LuminaPrep and Associate at Extera Partners where he advises international life science clients on business development, corporate strategy, and mergers and acquisitions.  Previously he worked at Monitor Group, focusing on life science and energy clients.  Ed split his time between Monitor's consulting practice and Monitor Ventures where he provided strategic advice to portfolio companies and performed due diligence on deals.  During his academic career, Ed worked for two years on innovative gene sequencing technology at the Columbia Genome Center and for a year researching health care patents at Columbia Law.  Ed enjoys an active lifestyle of sailing, running, skiing, and dancing. Ed holds a BS in Chemical Engineering magna cum laude with a minor in Biomedical Engineering from Columbia University. While at Columbia, he founded CU Swing, an organization of dancers and jazz enthusiasts, and instructed, choreographed, and performed.

Congratulations !

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