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Sandstone Diagnostics

Empowering men to take control of their reproductive health

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Location Livermore, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded April 2012
  • Employees 12
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
  • Website trakfertility.com

Company Summary

Fertility is a $40 billion industry, largely focused on women. Men contribute to half of cases of infertility but are often ignored. Sandstone launched the FDA-cleared Trak system - hardware, disposables, and a companion app for men to use at home to assess sperm count and take control of their fertility. Higher counts lead to faster conception and Sandstone is helping men become fathers.

Team

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    Greg J. Sommer
    Founder & CSO

    PhD-level engineer, research scientist, and project manager with 10+ years experience in delivering diagnostic technology solutions.

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    Ulrich Y. Schaff
    Founder & CTO

    Lead inventor of Sandstone's core technology; PhD-level engineer and research scientist with 10+ years experience in creating innovative biotechnology systems.

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    Sara Naab
    Founder & Director of Marketing and Quality

    Serial entrepreneur, fertility guru, workaholic, and resident extravert building Sandstone's sales channels and customer base.

  • Proven executive, board member, and investor in consumer medical devices and point-of-care diagnostics (LifeScan, Johnson & Johnson, Amira Medical, Hygieia, Astia). 2013 Female Entrepreneur of the Year (Stevie Awards), 2002 Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year (Silicon Valley Women's Fund).

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    Chief Commercial Officer

    Data driven marketing leader with 20 years building CPG and luxury goods brands and start ups.

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    Paul Manners
    CFO

    Extensive financial, sales and general management experience in large and small healthcare companies.

Advisors

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    Fenwick & West, LLP
    Lawyer
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    June Fallon
    President & CEO - Fallon Biotech and Pharmacy Consulting
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    Director of Male Reproductive Medicine & Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center
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    CEO - iRhythm Technologies

Previous Investors

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    Founders
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    Accredited Family
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    Alchemist Investment Fund (Angels)
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    June Fallon
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    Tom Payne
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    Life Science Angels
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    Sand Hill Angels
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    Astia Angels
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