Indigo Company Overview
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President, CEO, and Director
David is President, CEO, and Director of Indigo. He is a serial entrepreneur who has founded and built three innovative companies in the last 18 years, leading the last two through successful IPOs and to multi-billion dollar market capitalizations, and raising over $750 million, while generating significant returns for investors.
David was most recently CEO and Co-Founder of Anacor Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ANAC), a biopharmaceutical company discovering and developing novel small-molecule therapeutics to treat infectious and inflammatory diseases. The company was acquired by Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) in 2016 for approximately $5.2 billion. David previously co-founded and served as CEO of Chemdex (NASDAQ: CMDX), later creating its parent company Ventro Corporation (NASDAQ: VNTR), a business-to-business marketplace focused on the life sciences industry. At its peak, Ventro was valued at $11 billion and was later sold to Nexprise.
David is Founder and Chairman of the San Francisco-based digital health startup, Farewell, and a Director of the human microbiome company, Epiva.
In 2000, David was named Entrepreneur of the Year in Northern California by Ernst and Young. He holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Tulsa. He also attended the United States Air Force Academy, where he was a National Merit Scholar.
Geoffrey Von Maltzahn, PhD
Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer
Geoffrey is the Chief Innovation Officer for Indigo, as well as a Partner at Flagship Pioneering, where he focuses on inventing technologies and starting companies to address global challenges in nutrition, environmental sustainability, and medicine. He is a co-founder of Indigo, Seres Therapeutics, Axcella Health, Kaleido Biosciences, and others.
Geoffrey served as Chief Technology Officer at Seres Therapeutics, where he led the build-out of the Microbiome Therapeutics platform and the discovery of SER-109, the first clinically-validated Microbiome Therapeutic. He was also VP of Product Discovery at Axcella, where he led the discovery of two clinically-validated drug candidates.
Geoffrey has been named as an inventor on over 100 patents and applications and received more than 20 awards for invention, including the Lemelson-MIT student prize, given to the most innovative student at MIT. He was awarded a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics from MIT; a M.S. in Bioengineering from the University of California, San Diego; and a S.B. in Chemical Engineering from MIT.
Chief Technology Officer
As Indigo’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Gerard oversees the engineering and product organizations, as well as the product development best practices, ensuring seamless integration across software platforms and data systems.
Gerard Keating has led global high-caliber engineering, program management, product, and operations teams, most recently at DataXu and Enpocket (acquired by Nokia). At DataXu, Gerard led the company’s engineering, operational, and product functions from inception, in 2009, through 2016. DataXu was ranked #1 Demand-Side Platform in 2011 and 2015 by Forrester Wave. At Dataxu and Enpocket, he established all product and engineering best practices. He has led multiple due diligence and cross-functional post-acquisition integration processes, most recently at DataXu to accelerate European and South American expansion. As CTO at Enpocket, Gerard was directly responsible for the sale and implementation of Enpocket’s flagship carrier-grade mobile advertising platform to Sprint, ultimately leading to an acquisition by Nokia.
Gerard has a B.A. in Mathematics and Computer Science from Wesleyan University and a M.S. in Computer Science from Boston University.
Vice President, Software Product Development
Jeremy brings ten years of software product development experience to Indigo. Previously, he led product for HubSpot’s all-in-one marketing platform. Early at HubSpot, he led the development of their content management system, which is at the core of the marketing product.
He then led product management for the entire marketing product through IPO and beyond, as the company scaled the customer and revenue base ten-fold. Before HubSpot, Jeremy led product and operations at Oneforty Inc, a venture-backed Techstars company, and led product development of the search analytics product at Compete, Inc.
Jeremy holds an MBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, an MS and BS in engineering from Dartmouth College, and a BS in physics from Bates College.
Michel de Fontaine
Vice President, Information Technology
Michel de Fontaine, VP of Information Technology, arrives at Indigo with wide-ranging expertise in IT strategy and business systems. Most recently, de Fontaine served as technology lead and one of the founding executives of Fresh Formats, an Ahold Delhaize venture that launched bfresh, an innovative take on the small urban grocery store.
de Fontaine spearheaded the company’s overall technology strategy, devised a scalable and customer-oriented technology platform, and led the implementation of business systems to support the launch and growth of the company. Prior to Fresh Formats, de Fontaine spent three years at Ahold USA, the American affiliate of Royal Dutch Ahold and the owner of leading grocery brands such as Stop-and- Shop, Giant, and Peapod. As Vice President of IT Strategy and Architecture there, de Fontaine led the effort to define the technology roadmap for the company, established standards and governance, and launched a technology innovation function.
In addition to high-level leadership experience, de Fontaine brings deep knowledge in IT program delivery, which he acquired through previous roles as Director of IT Business Systems at Anheuser-Busch Inbev and Senior Manager of Business & Systems Integrations at Accenture.
Lauren Moores, PhD
Vice President, Data Strategy and Data Sciences
Lauren Moores comes to Indigo as a self-described “digital data geek” with a passion for transforming data into products, insightful analytics, and relevant stories. She has over 25 years in interdisciplinary fields, from data and technology strategy to science and data creation.
Lauren's past executive roles have focused on the creation of big data platform solutions, competitive intelligence products, and emerging data usage. Most recently, she ran data analytics and data strategy at Tala, a global fintech startup that transforms mobile behavioral and transactional data to provide financial identities to the underserved in emerging economies.
Prior to Tala, Lauren served as VP of Strategy for Dstillery, a cross-device digital intelligence platform, as well as Chief Science Officer for EveryScreen Media, a mobile RTB and audience technology company acquired by Dstillery. Before her time at EveryScreen, Lauren managed the science, data assets, and data engineering teams at WPP's Kantar Compete, building large, global, multi-sourced digital consumer research panels and consumer analytics.
In addition to her business leadership background, Lauren has significant board experience, currently serving on the data advisory board for the USA for UNHCR—a non-profit that supports the UN Refugee Agency—and the data science board for I-COM, a global organization focused on smart data marketing. Lauren holds multiple patents in audience measurement and metadata creation. She also advises entrepreneurs and start-ups on data and data technology, helping past clients such as Similar Web, Unbound Concepts, JumpShell, and Tap Dog to optimize their data technology.
Lauren obtained her PhD in Economics from Brown University. She speaks and writes extensively on innovation through mobile data, technology and analytics, and has taught at Brown, NYU, UCLA, and other universities.
Vice President, Software Engineering
Chris Moscardini comes to Indigo with an extensive track record in software development at scale.
Most recently, he served as VP of Engineering at Brightcove, the leading cloud-based video platform for marketers, broadcasters, and enterprises. Over the course of his seven years at Brightcove, Chris was at the forefront of Brightcove’s transformation from a web based application to an entire software platform. As Senior Director of Product Development, Chris oversaw five different teams and spearheaded the creation of a comprehensive CMS platform with new modern APIs built on microservices and new UIs build on top of those public APIs. Chris also oversaw the development of Brightcove’s first add on application, Gallery, which became the basis for the entire Video Marketing Suite. Before that, Chis had several hands-on roles focused on quality engineering, product ownership, and mobile development.
Before Brightcove, Chris worked at EBSCO Publishing, where he headed up numerous projects, implemented agile processes, and collaborated closely with the executive team in strategy development and resource management. Prior to his time at EBSCO, Chris was Development and QA Manager at Groove Mobile, later acquired by Livewire Mobile. He has also held senior-level manager and engineering positions at SaveJe, Ruckus, and ATG (now Oracle).
Chris earned a BS in Computer Engineering from Tufts University. He currently lives on the North Shore of Massachusetts.
Our plan is focused on the growers and helping them achieve maximum profitability using a unique set of tools. On top of offering a dynamic product, developing relationships and partnerships with growers will be key to achieving our goals.
I love the lab culture of Indigo. It's great being surrounded by both hard-working and fun-loving people. Most of our experiments are challenging and having the support of coworkers throughout the day really makes it fun for me.
From the early days when the whole company consisted of less than 20 people, I remember EVERYONE would gather for lively brainstorming sessions, the founder of the company, bench scientists, data scientists, lab techs, an attorney - everyone participated and listened and learned from each other's experiences and opinions. Today Indigo is much larger, but this spirit of open communication and collaboration is still strong. We collaborate through our everyday work, through software like our online innovation exchange where we bounce ideas off each other, and through "hands-on" brainstorming sessions where we learn a new assay and some of the points which are most challenging and can share ideas about how to make it more efficient.
Welcome to Indigo.
Our mission is central to everything we do at Indigo.
When you have "friends," not "work friends."
Open office space.
Welcome to the Hedge Desk.
Another day with the Data Platform Engineers.
Our Head of Data Science Engineering and our CPO collaborate on an ongoing project.
A popular afternoon meeting room.
Testing out a new local Jamaican restaurant!
People often gather in the kitchen for our catered lunches throughout the week.
The engineering team chats over lunch.
Meeting over lunch.
An afternoon favorite.