Aporia is a strategic growth partner to top life science, bioinformatics, and digital health companies led by Dr. Carrie Mantha, an experienced investor, serial entrepreneur, and trusted advisor with a passion for bringing paradigm-changing technologies to life.
A scientist by education and physician by training, Dr. Mantha spent many years on Wall Street, leading healthcare investments for the Galleon Group, one of the largest and most influential asset managers in the US. Over the course of her career, she directed more than two billion dollars of investment capital into cutting-edge biotechnology and medical device companies, helping to bring several life-saving therapies to patients.
Dr. Mantha first began leading efforts to modernize medicine and improve health care through technology as the youngest ever member of the Board of Governors of Florida’s state medical association, where she piloted initiatives using data analytics and innovative frameworks to help the state’s highest need patients. After earning an MBA and working on Wall Street, she built and launched tech companies focused on optimizing operational efficiency and non-invasive continuous data capture.
Dr. Mantha's strategic vision and experience across all stages of therapeutic development led her to become a sought-after advisor to life science companies and investors, both in the US and abroad. Translating an expertise in drug development, data science, and operational strategy across industries, she now advises and invests in early and late stage companies across the life science and technology spectrum.
A former Miss Florida USA, Dr. Mantha is a frequent speaker and published author on a wide array of topics, from big data and biotechnology to the future of life sciences, tech innovations, and corporate governance. She is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Florida where she was a conference-champion equestrienne. She earned a medical degree from the University of Miami as well as a master’s in business administration from Auburn University. Dr. Mantha lives in New York and Boston and is an avid supporter of emerging artists and an advocate for STEM education for children.