Founder
Maria Artunduaga is a Colombian-born physician-scientist inventor with 50+ prizes and The New England Journal of Medicine and Nature publications.
Who decided to leave a career in plastic surgery to found Respira Labs. She's raised $3M in non-dilutive and VC funds to bring Sylvee to market.
About us
Inspiration
Sylvia was Maria’s grandmother, a school principal who was exposed to cigarette smoking since an early age and developed emphysema. She died because of complications from an ICU admission, after an exacerbation of her COPD was diagnosed too late.

Team

Maria Artunduaga
Founder & CEO
MD, MPH, MTM
(PUJ, Harvard, UW, Berkeley)
15+ years medicine/bioengineering/ public health, published in Nature, NEJM, PNAS, 40+ awards, ~$2M in NSF/NIH grants, $1M in VC (pre-seed)
Amateur Flamenco dancer and singer, language/culture buff.
Ricardo Garcia
Tech Lead Advisor
MS, MAS
(UMiami, MIT)
Audio Architect for Pixel Software. Creator of Sound Amplifier and Adaptive Sound (Google), 40+ patents, his code runs in over 3B devices, build and lead 5+ engineering teams Former musician and keyboard player.
Diana Valencia
Physics and Data
Lead Advisor | MS, PhD
(Harvard, MIT)
Co-discovered super-Earths, former NASA Sagan Fellow, 10+ pubs and awards, UToronto Associate Professor Varsity Volleyball player/athlete.
Santiago Alfaro
Industrial Designer
MID, MS, PhD
(RISD, MIT)
15+ years industry experience (Intel VR Labs Lead Designer), can prototype anything in any media
Maria Artunduaga
Founder & CEO
MD, MPH, MTM
(Harvard, UW, Berkeley)
15+ years medicine/bioengineering/ public health, published in Nature, NEJM, PNAS, 40+ awards, ~$2M in NSF/NIH grants, $1M in VC (pre-seed)

Amateur Flamenco dancer and singer, language/culture buff.
Ricardo Garcia
Tech Lead Advisor
MS, MAS
(UMiami, MIT)
Audio Architect for Pixel Software. Creator of Sound Amplifier and Adaptive Sound (Google),
40+ patents, his code runs in over 3B devices, build and lead 5+ engineering teams
Former musician and keyboard player.
Diana Valencia
Physics and Data
Lead Advisor | MS, PhD
(Harvard, MIT)
Co-discovered super-Earths, former NASA Sagan Fellow, 10+ pubs and awards, UToronto Associate Professor

Varsity Volleyball player/athlete.
Santiago Alfaro
Industrial Designer
MID, MS, PhD
(RISD, MIT)
15+ years industry experience
(Intel VR Labs Lead Designer), can prototype anything in any media
Santiago Martínez
Clinical Operations Lead,
MD
Medical doctor from Colombia’s top medical school, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.
Former Intensive Care Unit Hospitalist at one of the top 3 private clinics in Colombia.Cook enthusiast. Former competitive tennis player.
Jorge Ríos
Clinical Operations Lead,
MD
Medical doctor from Universidad
de los Andes in Colombia.
Has published in "Neurology" and "Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders". Self-taught data science and R programming.
Amateur musician and League of Legends player. Former competitive soccer player. Science enthusiast.
Sebastian Rivera
Clinical Operations Lead,
MD
MD from Universidad de Los Andes with 2+ years of research
experience at Fundación Santafé de Bogotá, Colombia's top hospital. Has published posters and papers (BMJ).

Amateur Tennis and Soccer player.
Amateur League of Legends player.  Former horse riding competitor.
Liz Jaramillo
Machine Learning Engineer
Electronics Engineer from Colombia’s number 1 public university, Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Published in IEEE. Has worked in STEM education projects for the Colombian government.
Adrián Vélez
Machine Learning Engineer
Electronics Engineer from Colombia's number 1 public university. Published in IEEE. Co-developed technology based on artificial inteligence for education and mental health care.
Felipe Villalba
Flutter Developer
Flutter developer for iOS and
Android OS. Has created 10+ Apps for mobility and transport, ecommerce, online stores, music and  health. Former sustainability entrepreneur/founder.

Rock climber, mountain biker, skateboarder and extreme sports fan.
Andres Heredia
Software QA Engineer
4+ years managing Quality processes for the software industry, implementer of more than 15 companies in electronic invoicing, Creator of 16 OVAs in augmented reality and mobile app for dental anatomy study.
Gerardo Cordero
AWS Engineer
AWS Certified Solutions Architect, former Teach lead for Orometro SAS the 3th company with more growth in Colombia and 103th in the world in 2019 according to Financial Times, lead +3 developers teams.
Daniel Martínez
Angular Developer
Multimedia Engineer with emphasis in software developer (Angular, Ionic and reactjs) +4, with experience in development of transactional portals, legaltech platforms, ecommerce in multiple sectors service delivery and management platforms.
Julieta Roqueblave
UI Designer
Visual Communication Designer at the National University of La Plata, Argentina.UX
UI and UX writing at Coder House.
+6 years of experience in
branding, political campaign, photography and graphic design.
Gina Salazar
UX Researcher
Electronics Engineer and Designer from Universidad de los Andes, Colombia. With more than 15 certifications of UX Design.
Winner of Hult Prize on Campus and Fresh Design at ASME IAM3D Competition
Tatiana Parra
Project Manager
Civil Engineer/Architect turned project manager (Masters) from Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia's top 1 university. 2+ years of tech startup experience
Maria Artunduaga
Founder & CEO
MD, MPH, MTM
(Harvard, UW, Berkeley)
15+ years medicine/bioengineering/ public health, published in Nature, NEJM, PNAS, 40+ awards, ~$2M in NSF/NIH grants, $1M in VC (pre-seed)

Amateur Flamenco dancer and singer, language/culture buff.
Ricardo Garcia
Tech Lead Advisor
MS, MAS
(UMiami, MIT)
Audio Architect for Pixel Software. Creator of Sound Amplifier and Adaptive Sound (Google),
40+ patents, his code runs in over 3B devices, build and lead 5+ engineering teams
Former musician and keyboard player.
Diana Valencia
Physics and Data
Lead Advisor | MS, PhD
(Harvard, MIT)
Co-discovered super-Earths, former NASA Sagan Fellow, 10+ pubs and awards, UToronto Associate Professor

Varsity Volleyball player/athlete.
Santiago Alfaro
Industrial Designer
MID, MS, PhD
(RISD, MIT)
15+ years industry experience
(Intel VR Labs Lead Designer), can prototype anything in any media
Santiago Martínez
Clinical Operations Lead,
MD
Medical doctor from Colombia’s top medical school, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.
Former Intensive Care Unit Hospitalist at one of the top 3 private clinics in Colombia.Cook enthusiast. Former competitive tennis player.
Jorge Ríos
Clinical Operations Lead,
MD
Medical doctor from Universidad
de los Andes in Colombia.
Has published in "Neurology" and "Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders". Self-taught data science and R programming.
Amateur musician and League of Legends player. Former competitive soccer player. Science enthusiast.
Sebastian Rivera
Clinical Operations Lead,
MD
MD from Universidad de Los Andes with 2+ years of research
experience at Fundación Santafé de Bogotá, Colombia's top hospital. Has published posters and papers (BMJ).

Amateur Tennis and Soccer player.
Amateur League of Legends player.  Former horse riding competitor.
Liz Jaramillo
Machine Learning Engineer
Electronics Engineer from Colombia’s number 1 public university, Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Published in IEEE. Has worked in STEM education projects for the Colombian government.
Adrián Vélez
Machine Learning Engineer
Electronics Engineer from Colombia's number 1 public university. Published in IEEE. Co-developed technology based on artificial inteligence for education and mental health care.
Felipe Villalba
Flutter Developer
Flutter developer for iOS and
Android OS. Has created 10+ Apps for mobility and transport, ecommerce, online stores, music and  health. Former sustainability entrepreneur/founder.

Rock climber, mountain biker, skateboarder and extreme sports fan.
Andres Heredia
Software QA Engineer
4+ years managing Quality processes for the software industry, implementer of more than 15 companies in electronic invoicing, Creator of 16 OVAs in augmented reality and mobile app for dental anatomy study.
Gerardo Cordero
AWS Engineer
AWS Certified Solutions Architect, former Teach lead for Orometro SAS the 3th company with more growth in Colombia and 103th in the world in 2019 according to Financial Times, lead +3 developers teams.
Daniel Martínez
Angular Developer
Multimedia Engineer with emphasis in software developer (Angular, Ionic and reactjs) +4, with experience in development of transactional portals, legaltech platforms, ecommerce in multiple sectors service delivery and management platforms.
Julieta Roqueblave
UI Designer
Visual Communication Designer at the National University of La Plata, Argentina.UX
UI and UX writing at Coder House.
+6 years of experience in
branding, political campaign, photography and graphic design.
Gina Salazar
UX Researcher
Electronics Engineer and Designer from Universidad de los Andes, Colombia. With more than 15 certifications of UX Design.
Winner of Hult Prize on Campus and Fresh Design at ASME IAM3D Competition
Tatiana Parra
Project Manager
Civil Engineer/Architect turned project manager (Masters) from Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia's top 1 university. 2+ years of tech startup experience

Consultants/Advisors

Allison Komiyama
PhD
Will Burke
Design/Marketing
Cezar Morun
PhD
Alejandro Comellas
MD
Pierre Bounaud
PhD
Xavier Soler
MD
Michael Hess
RRT, MPH
Jimmy Slover
MD
Angela Macfarlane
JD
Luis Javier Peña
MD
Deborah
Kilpatrick
PhD
Gabrielle LeBlanc
PhD
José Padilla
JD
Joel Brill
MD
Bo Gong
MD, PhD
Physician turned ML scientist from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. with 8+ years of experience in signal processing and medical data analysis. First authorships in 3+ peer-reviewed journals.
Allison Komiyama
PhD
Will Burke
Design/Marketing
Cezar Morun
PhD
Alejandro Comellas
MD
Pierre Bounaud
PhD
Xavier Soler
MD
Michael Hess
RRT, MPH
Jimmy Slover
MD
Angela Macfarlane
JD
Luis Javier Peña
MD
Deborah
Kilpatrick
PhD
Gabrielle LeBlanc
PhD
José Padilla
JD
Joel Brill
MD
Bo Gong
MD, PhD
Physician turned ML scientist from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. with 8+ years of experience in signal processing and medical data analysis. First authorships in 3+ peer-reviewed journals.
Maria Artunduaga
Founder & CEO
Ricardo Garcia
Tech Lead Advisor
Diana Valencia
Physics and Data
Lead Advisor
Santiago Alfaro
Industrial Designer
Santiago Martínez
MD
Sebastian Rivera
MD
Jorge Ríos
MD
Bo Gong
MD, PhD
Liz Jaramillo
Machine Learning Engineer
Felipe Villalba
Flutter Developer
Andres Heredia
Software QA Engineer
Gerardo Cordero
AWS Engineer
Daniel Martinez
Industrial Designer
Julieta Roqueblave
UI Designer
Gina Salazar
UX Researcher
Oscar Rendón
Industrial Designer
Will Burke
Design/Marketing
Cezar Morun
PhD
Allison Komiyama
PhD
Pierre Bounaud
PhD
Xavier Soler
MD
Alejandro Comellas
MD
Michael Hess
RRT, MPH
Jimmy Slover
Ganesh Krishna
MD
Luis Javier Peña
MD
Deborah Kilpatrick
PhD
Angela Macfarlane
JD
José Padilla
JD
Joel Brill
MD
Gabrielle LeBlanc
PhD

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