Our Team

For the first time, we’re empowering biotech entrepreneurs with unique financing options — enabling them to surpass their inflection points and develop important treatments for patients.

Our company culture is built upon a foundation of teamwork, creativity, inclusiveness, and innovation, fostering an environment where all ideas are valued and collaboration is encouraged to drive meaningful impact and positive change. At Vibe Bio, we believe in enabling high potential drugs to reach inflection points with targeted financing.

‍If you’re low-ego, mission-driven, people-first, and ready to roll up your sleeves, we want to meet you.

Alok Tayi, Ph.D.

CO-FOUNDER AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Alok has 15 years of experience as a scientist and 12 as a serial entrepreneur. After completing postdoctoral work at Harvard University with George Whitesides, Alok started two pharma SaaS companies, PreScouter and TetraScience, which employ several hundred people combined and have more than four hundred customers. He also launched and led the life sciences division of Egnyte, a cloud content governance company based in California, and grew the business to a 60-person team and eight-figure run rate.

Alok founded Vibe Bio after his daughter was hospitalized at birth and he learned first-hand that the biggest obstacle to developing treatments isn’t finding potential therapies — it’s funding them. Vibe Bio is helping patients in similar situations overcome that obstacle by scaling the development of treatments for rare disorders sustainably for the first time. He holds a B.S. from Cornell and a Ph.D. from Northwestern, both in Materials Science & Engineering.

Kristen Schultz

MANAGER OF OPERATIONS

Kristen is responsible for the day-to-day functions of Vibe Bio as the Manager of Operations. She is a scientist with over 15 years of experience overseeing and managing chemistry and microbiology laboratories. She holds a B.S. in Chemistry & Oceanography from Old Dominion University and a Master of Marine Resources Management from Texas A&M.

Chris Spikoski

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Chris is the Community Lead who, prior to Vibe Bio, spent over 22 years as a director working with adults with autism. His career took a major change when his son’s career as a gamer took off at the young age of 13. From there, he cofounded the Coalition Of Parents In Esports, a 501c3. He and his son have been passionate about the inclusiveness of online gaming for people of all abilities. Chris helped build and engage his son’s community, as well as the community for COPE. His background in the nonprofit space, advocating for those who didn’t have the voice to advocate for themselves, and in the online world has made for a natural progression when he joined the Vibe Bio team.

Andy Birch

DIRECTOR OF PRODUCT

Andy Birch is a product lead with experience driving consumer and B2B design and strategy across a range of industries, including healthtech, fintech, and AI/ML. Before Vibe Bio, Andy was at Ribbon, where they lead design for the Financial Products team, and Loyal, where they built NLP and conversational interface tools. They hold a B.A. in Design from the University of San Francisco.

Ray Dogum

INDUSTRY ENGAGEMENT MANAGER

Ray Dogum is a community builder with project management experience in healthcare tech and delivering telehealth solutions. He is an industry engagement manager working closely with our marketing team. Prior to Vibe Bio, he was at Equideum Health and previously Amwell, MIT. He holds a M.S. in Information Systems, MBA from Questrom Boston University with a focus on digital health technology, and graduated with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Cameron Kruger

AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT MANAGER

Cameron has an extensive background within the esports industry, previously managing some of the largest teams and influencers in the space. He brings a wealth of knowledge to team in regard to social media, branding, content creation, and marketing. He holds a B.A. in Business Management from Kent State University.

Scientific Advisory Board

Sir Fraser Stoddart, PhD

Board of Trustees Professor of Chemistry, Northwestern UniversityNobel Laureate, Chemistry 2016

Yael Weiss

CEO at Mahzi Therapeutics

Samuel Stupp, PhD

Board of Trustees Professor of Materials Science, Chemistry, and Medicine, Northwestern University

Kanya Ranjagam, MD PhD

Chief Medical & Development Officer, Senti Bio

Board of Directors

John Keilty

Venture Partner
Third Rock Ventures

Alok Tayi, PhD

CEO & Founder
Vibe Bio

Open Positions

Vibe Bio is a remote first, fast growing company with new job postings added on a regular basis. We welcome applications from talented people ready to build a community committed to identifying promising treatments to rare diseases and empowering patient communities with unprecedented ownership over the process.

Don’t see a role that matches your skills, but want to work with us anyway? We’d love to hear from you! Please contact: [email protected]