Biotech Showcase

January 13–15, 2025
San Francisco, CA

Cris De Luca
Partner, Digital at Sanofi Ventures


Cris joined Sanofi Ventures in 2020 to lead investments in digital health and data science innovation. He holds a 20-year track record of building startups, tech innovation platforms, and healthtech deal making with some of the largest organizations in the world. Prior to Sanofi, Cris was a founding member of Johnson & Johnson Innovation and Global Head of Digital Innovation since 2013. He held chief digital and data responsibilities, driving digital health strategy and new venture partnerships throughout J&J Innovation spanning the Pharmaceutical, Consumer and Medical Device businesses.

Previously, Cris led emerging technology programs within research informatics at Novartis for six years. With entrepreneurial DNA, Cris is notably known for his role in the innovation economy since co-founding Ultra Light Startups, one of the largest and oldest startup venture pitch accelerators in the U.S, catalyzing hundreds of companies in Boston, NYC, and Silicon Valley, leading to several acquisitions by major tech companies. Cris was named 40 Under 40 by the Boston Business Journal and a Top 40 Healthcare Transformer by MM&M Magazine.

Cris currently serves on the boards of Aetion, Click Tx, Empatica, Medisafe, Nucleai, and Omada. Cris holds a M.Sc. in Computer Information Systems from Boston University and a B.S. in Business Administration from Suffolk University.

Agenda Sessions

  • Getting Noticed in the Current Financial Digimed Landscape