Felsuma LLC, a company founded in 2013, is developing a portfolio of innovative and disruptive products based on a new biomimetic platform technology: Geckskin®. Felsuma is a materials company, developing, manufacturing and shipping products to customers. Corporate customers identify “killer applications” for GECKSKIN® devices in their respective industries, to replace traditional products used in the multi-billion dollar fastener and adhesives markets. Our devices give our corporate customers the prospect to develop and create a competitive paradigm shift in how their products are used and valued. We are today signing contracts and negotiating terms for a variety of deals. Felsuma is also developing our own portfolio of products to launch directly to consumers. If you are a corporation or inventor interested in learning more about how we can work together, please contact our CEO, Rana K. Gupta.
Board of Directors
Rana K. Gupta
Rana K Gupta’s career both in the U.S. and abroad spans industry, consulting, government, venture capital and startup CEO, focusing on company formation, technology development, market entry strategies, investing and leadership. He was CEO of HistoRX, a cancer diagnostics company, and led its sale to Novartis in 2012. He has been CEO of Felsuma LLC since 2013. Rana is a Lecturer at BU’s Questrom School of Business.
Executive | Investor
Brian Mitchell is an active venture investor and operating executive with more than 20 years C-level leadership experience in both privately and publicly owned companies. Brian is currently the Chairman of the Board, President, and CEO of Spectro Incorporated, a leading developer and manufacturer of analytical tools for the industrial fluid analysis and imaging industries. As President and COO of MIC Technology Corporation, he led its sale to Aeroflex Inc. (NYSE: ARX) in 1996. As President and CEO of Polychromix, he led its sale to Thermo Fischer Scientific (NYSE: TMO) in 2010.
Executive | Investor
Drew Hannah is a technology CEO with over 25 years success in building venture-backed businesses. Drew is the CEO and Founder of Drew Partners LLC, which enables founders, owners, and CEOs to maintain execution momentum while addressing critical growth milestones such as funding, liquidity, strategic partnering, key hires, and new market entry. Previously Drew was President and CEO of Parker Guitars, sold to US Music Corporation and President and CEO of Softbridge, Inc., sold to Teradyne.
The Advisory Board
Jerry Serra has over 30+ years as a professional in the plastics and tape industry. He formerly served as the VP of Technology for Berry Plastics, Tape and Coating division.
Al Crosby is a leading Polymer Scientist at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a co-founder of Felsuma LLC. He has published numerous papers on bio-inspired materials and holds several patents.
Duncan Irschick is a leading biologist and gecko researcher at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He has worked for many years on Gecko adhesion and locomotion.