Gurkern Sufi is the CEO and co-founder of Ravata Solutions, a medical device company automatingembryo selection during in-vitro fertilization (IVF) to increase patient pregnancy success. A bio-informatician and data scientist by training from UC Davis, his entrepreneurial career began when heinvented and brought to market a platform for gene editing in animals using CRISPR Cas-9. Since then histechnical expertise has centered on bio-sensor design, synthetic biology, semi-conductor manufacturing,and medical diagnostics. He is alum of the Rotman School of Management’s Creative Destruction Laband SOSV’s IndieBio Accelerator. Today he continues leadership responsibilities at Ravata as well as inhis community as Finance and Budget Commissioner to the City of Davis, Co-Chair of his Rotary Club,and volunteers as mentor to the UC Davis’ Keller Pathway Fellows, Business Development Fellows, andBio-Innovation Group.