Kristyn (Kris) Aalto

Entrepreneur in Residence

Kristyn (Kris) Aalto is a versatile life sciences executive who thrives upon applying her twenty years of industry knowledge and experience toward advising, forming, and leading new biomedical ventures.  A biomedical engineer by training, she has led venture-backed start-ups, successfully raised private capital and non-dilutive funds, and directed Innovation and Translational Research programs at leading research institutions.   Kris began her career at medical device leaders CR Bard and Stryker before transitioning toward early-stage company and technology development.  She is skilled at strategic and business plan development, leadership, teambuilding, fundraising, and regulatory affairs.  

Kris was the first Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) at Arboretum Ventures and maintains strong investor and business development relationships in the venture and corporate partnering communities.  Her interests and experiences span across the device, diagnostic, therapeutic, and life science tool markets.   

Focus: Life Science, Medical Devices

Kristyn Aalto