Christian Theriault

Entrepreneur in Residence

Christian Theriault is an award winning serial entrepreneur with expertise across several deep tech industries. He has co-founded or been involved with startups in robotics, machine vision, medical devices, and new chemical entity development. His latest company was acquired by a Japanese multinational and had the distinction of producing the world’s fastest focusing lens – widely used across several market verticals ranging from laser material processing to metrology, quality assurance and biomedical engineering. Christian has been involved with mentoring and investing in high-tech startups for many years, participating in various accelerator programs and currently serves as EIR for NSF’s I-Corps Northeast Hub and as an XIR to Princeton University. More recently, Christian joined Material Impact, a deep-tech VC firm based out of Boston, focusing on investment opportunities at the intersection of material science innovation and category defining products. Christian holds an MSE in Material Science, Mechanical Engineering and Process Management and an A.B. in Molecular Biology and Bioengineering, both from Princeton University; he has authored several academic papers and holds numerous patents. He currently serves as an advisor to several technology and consumer facing startups and resides in New York City.