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Marcel Botha      

Entrepreneur, Engineer, Architect & Investor

Marcel Botha is an entrepreneur, engineer, architect, and investor. He is the CEO at 10XBeta, 10XStart, and Spuni. He experiments with simple hardware ideas on the edge between consumer and medical products. Relevant experiments are commercialized. Botha is specialized in guiding product development teams from concept to viable product and is currently locked in a wave of parallel experimentation, feeding off his passion for product acceleration, and digital manufacturing. In 2012 he co-founded Infant Ventures LLC, a company innovating at the stress-points between infants and parents, and was one of the inventors behind the much acclaimed Spuni feeding product.

In 2010 Botha co-founded Patients Pending Ltd where he developed a groundbreaking diabetes product named Timesulin that helps Diabetics manage their Insulin compliance.

Through his consulting firm 10xBETA, he has helped numerous medical professionals test, develop and commercialize products ranging from electronic stethoscopes, colposcopes, to surgical instruments. From 2006 -2009 Marcel was COO and Director of Design at SNIF Labs (now General Sensing), an MIT Media Lab inspired company developing mesh-networked sensing products for commercial and healthcare applications.

In 2005 Marcel was awarded an NSF fellowship; Affiliations included MIT Smart Cities, MIT Mobile Experience Lab, MIT Digital Design and Fabrication Group, MIT Center for Bits and Atoms and MIT Council for the Arts.

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