Chief Product Officer, Align 17
Ramphis Castro, as the chief product officer for Align 17, leads product management, engineering, and design teams at a company that’s building an independent impact investing platform that connects private wealth to third-party vetted co-investment opportunities alongside some of the world's top institutional impact investors. Castro has been the co-founder of ScienceVest, a venture capital fund for hard-tech and life science companies, and Impact Science Angels, an angel group focused on investing in companies that can impact over one million lives. He is also a Kauffman Fellow and co-chair of the NYC chapter of their Society. As a Fellow, he has focused his research on the funding gaps for radical science companies in the U.S., collecting interviews of over 200 stakeholders across the research and commercialization ecosystem in the U.S.