Raza Shaikh is Managing Director at Launchpad Venture Group, an angel investment group focused on seed and early-stage investments in technology-oriented companies. He is an active angel investor investing mostly in Boston and New England companies. Raza is a board member, adviser & mentor to start-ups. He is software technology entrepreneur and an operating executive with deep experience in the Big Data, Mobile and Life Science areas. He has worked at MIT's Broad Institute, Co-founded NorthBay for Big Data consulting before being part of early team at couple of start-ups.