About Us

The Nix team is dedicated to taking the guessing out of hydration. We are athletes, engineers, creative thinkers, and scientists driven to develop new technology to optimize human performance. To view current job openings, visit our AngelList profile.

Nix is a consumer diagnostic company taking a materials science approach to develop single-use biosensing wearable technologies. Nix is leveraging its platform toward a pipeline of proprietary and partnered programs beginning with hydration for athletes and extending to other consumer use cases in areas such as beauty, sports, nutrition, and infant care. Our initial product is a hydration biosensor that informs athletes, soldiers, and laborers when to drink, what to drink, and how much to drink, based on sweat biomarkers – providing actionable information in real-time.

Team

Chief Executive Officer Meridith Unger

Before founding Nix, Meridith helped launch six life science startups with several venture capital and venture creation firms. Meridith received her A.B. from Bryn Mawr College where she received the Anna Pell Wheeler Prize for Mathematics, and her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. She is a Kauffman Fellow as well as a Harvard Business School Blavatnik Fellow. Meridith is a college basketball player-turned-runner, and has run seven marathons on her way to completing all the World Majors with one more to go.

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Electrical Engineering Kirk Anderson

Kirk’s passion is developing product experiences that people love.  He believes awesome solutions exist to tough problems and that cutting edge technology should be easy to use, and his diverse experience spans satellites and missile defense to augmented reality, robotics, and quantified sports.  Kirk received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Tech. On the weekend, you can find him kite-boarding, mountain biking, or running.

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Mechanical Engineering Brett Cochran

Brett grew up wanting to design spaceships but found greater passion designing products used everyday on Earth. He has been involved in the development of everything from mission specific military equipment, to consumer packaging, to wearables. Prior to Nix, Brett was lead mechanical engineer at WHOOP, another Boston based athletic performance startup, and he has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University. Brett is happiest in the mountains and spends his weekends golfing, hiking and skiing.

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Materials Scientist Ida Pavlichenko, PhD

Ida collects Summa Cum Laude degrees and research awards from the world’s most prestigious academic institutions like some collect coins. Through her PhD dissertation and postdoctoral fellowship in Dr. Joanna Aizenberg’s lab at the Harvard School of Engineering, Ida has spent a large portion of her professional life studying and designing stimuli-responsive photonic structures. She earned her M.S. in Physics, Summa Cum Laude from Moscow State University, and her PhD in Inorganic Chemistry and Nanotechnology, Summa Cum Laude from the University of Munich. Ida is a former gymnast and between scientific discoveries enjoys being in the mountains and staying fit.

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Marketing Sara Weber

Prior to Nix, Sara spent her career in Silicon Valley driving business development for software, services, and data products.  Her core expertise is developing partnerships between startups and global organizations, and her other interests include talent management, organizational behavior, sales, and mentoring. She received a B.S. in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (GO HEELS!) and an MBA from Harvard Business School.  Sara started swimming competitively at age 3, and in her post-college life has been experimenting with land sports including triathlons and gymnastics. She is fascinated with human performance and is an American College of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer.

 

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Digital Media Lauren Greene

Before joining the Nix team, Lauren spent four years with the Boston Celtics. While she is 5-feet tall and coach never put her in as starting point guard, she has slam dunks within graphic design, creative campaign strategy, social media, and video production. Lauren has always been known as a hybrid for her breadth of creative proficiencies from design across all mediums to innovative campaign strategy for marketing, biz dev and partnerships, and has directed and produced an Emmy-Nominated sports documentary. She has an incredible ability to carry a campaign or initiative from ideation through execution. In addition to playing field hockey (nationally ranked) and lacrosse (all-state), Lauren is also a 2x charity marathon runner on her way to completing the World Major Marathons. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Marketing and New Media.

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Business Operations Bianca Sinausky

Prior to joining Nix, Bianca spent most of her career managing business operations for academic departments at MIT. She truly believes that an excel spreadsheet can cure any dysfunction. Originally from California, she received a B.A. from the University of San Francisco, a M.A. in Higher Education Administration from Northeastern University, and is a former competitive club soccer player. In her spare time, she enjoys coaching youth soccer and exploring the trails and beaches on the North Shore of Massachusetts.

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Chief Executive Officer Meridith Unger

Before founding Nix, Meridith helped launch six life science startups with several venture capital and venture creation firms. Meridith received her A.B. from Bryn Mawr College where she received the Anna Pell Wheeler Prize for Mathematics, and her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. She is a Kauffman Fellow as well as a Harvard Business School Blavatnik Fellow. Meridith is a college basketball player-turned-runner, and has run seven marathons on her way to completing all the World Majors with one more to go.

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Electrical Engineering Kirk Anderson

Kirk’s passion is developing product experiences that people love.  He believes awesome solutions exist to tough problems and that cutting edge technology should be easy to use, and his diverse experience spans satellites and missile defense to augmented reality, robotics, and quantified sports.  Kirk received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Tech. On the weekend, you can find him kite-boarding, mountain biking, or running.

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Mechanical Engineering Brett Cochran

Brett grew up wanting to design spaceships but found greater passion designing products used everyday on Earth. He has been involved in the development of everything from mission specific military equipment, to consumer packaging, to wearables. Prior to Nix, Brett was lead mechanical engineer at WHOOP, another Boston based athletic performance startup, and he has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University. Brett is happiest in the mountains and spends his weekends golfing, hiking and skiing.

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Materials Scientist Ida Pavlichenko, PhD

Ida collects Summa Cum Laude degrees and research awards from the world’s most prestigious academic institutions like some collect coins. Through her PhD dissertation and postdoctoral fellowship in Dr. Joanna Aizenberg’s lab at the Harvard School of Engineering, Ida has spent a large portion of her professional life studying and designing stimuli-responsive photonic structures. She earned her M.S. in Physics, Summa Cum Laude from Moscow State University, and her PhD in Inorganic Chemistry and Nanotechnology, Summa Cum Laude from the University of Munich. Ida is a former gymnast and between scientific discoveries enjoys being in the mountains and staying fit.

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Marketing Sara Weber

Prior to Nix, Sara spent her career in Silicon Valley driving business development for software, services, and data products.  Her core expertise is developing partnerships between startups and global organizations, and her other interests include talent management, organizational behavior, sales, and mentoring. She received a B.S. in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (GO HEELS!) and an MBA from Harvard Business School.  Sara started swimming competitively at age 3, and in her post-college life has been experimenting with land sports including triathlons and gymnastics. She is fascinated with human performance and is an American College of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer.

 

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Digital Media Lauren Greene

Before joining the Nix team, Lauren spent four years with the Boston Celtics. While she is 5-feet tall and coach never put her in as starting point guard, she has slam dunks within graphic design, creative campaign strategy, social media, and video production. Lauren has always been known as a hybrid for her breadth of creative proficiencies from design across all mediums to innovative campaign strategy for marketing, biz dev and partnerships, and has directed and produced an Emmy-Nominated sports documentary. She has an incredible ability to carry a campaign or initiative from ideation through execution. In addition to playing field hockey (nationally ranked) and lacrosse (all-state), Lauren is also a 2x charity marathon runner on her way to completing the World Major Marathons. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Marketing and New Media.

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Business Operations Bianca Sinausky

Prior to joining Nix, Bianca spent most of her career managing business operations for academic departments at MIT. She truly believes that an excel spreadsheet can cure any dysfunction. Originally from California, she received a B.A. from the University of San Francisco, a M.A. in Higher Education Administration from Northeastern University, and is a former competitive club soccer player. In her spare time, she enjoys coaching youth soccer and exploring the trails and beaches on the North Shore of Massachusetts.

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Chief Executive Officer Meridith Unger

Before founding Nix, Meridith helped launch six life science startups with several venture capital and venture creation firms. Meridith received her A.B. from Bryn Mawr College where she received the Anna Pell Wheeler Prize for Mathematics, and her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. She is a Kauffman Fellow as well as a Harvard Business School Blavatnik Fellow. Meridith is a college basketball player-turned-runner, and has run seven marathons on her way to completing all the World Majors with one more to go.

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Electrical Engineering Kirk Anderson

Kirk’s passion is developing product experiences that people love.  He believes awesome solutions exist to tough problems and that cutting edge technology should be easy to use, and his diverse experience spans satellites and missile defense to augmented reality, robotics, and quantified sports.  Kirk received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Tech. On the weekend, you can find him kite-boarding, mountain biking, or running.

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Mechanical Engineering Brett Cochran

Brett grew up wanting to design spaceships but found greater passion designing products used everyday on Earth. He has been involved in the development of everything from mission specific military equipment, to consumer packaging, to wearables. Prior to Nix, Brett was lead mechanical engineer at WHOOP, another Boston based athletic performance startup, and he has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University. Brett is happiest in the mountains and spends his weekends golfing, hiking and skiing.

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Materials Scientist Ida Pavlichenko, PhD

Ida collects Summa Cum Laude degrees and research awards from the world’s most prestigious academic institutions like some collect coins. Through her PhD dissertation and postdoctoral fellowship in Dr. Joanna Aizenberg’s lab at the Harvard School of Engineering, Ida has spent a large portion of her professional life studying and designing stimuli-responsive photonic structures. She earned her M.S. in Physics, Summa Cum Laude from Moscow State University, and her PhD in Inorganic Chemistry and Nanotechnology, Summa Cum Laude from the University of Munich. Ida is a former gymnast and between scientific discoveries enjoys being in the mountains and staying fit.

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Marketing Sara Weber

Prior to Nix, Sara spent her career in Silicon Valley driving business development for software, services, and data products.  Her core expertise is developing partnerships between startups and global organizations, and her other interests include talent management, organizational behavior, sales, and mentoring. She received a B.S. in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (GO HEELS!) and an MBA from Harvard Business School.  Sara started swimming competitively at age 3, and in her post-college life has been experimenting with land sports including triathlons and gymnastics. She is fascinated with human performance and is an American College of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer.

 

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Digital Media Lauren Greene

Before joining the Nix team, Lauren spent four years with the Boston Celtics. While she is 5-feet tall and coach never put her in as starting point guard, she has slam dunks within graphic design, creative campaign strategy, social media, and video production. Lauren has always been known as a hybrid for her breadth of creative proficiencies from design across all mediums to innovative campaign strategy for marketing, biz dev and partnerships, and has directed and produced an Emmy-Nominated sports documentary. She has an incredible ability to carry a campaign or initiative from ideation through execution. In addition to playing field hockey (nationally ranked) and lacrosse (all-state), Lauren is also a 2x charity marathon runner on her way to completing the World Major Marathons. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Marketing and New Media.

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Business Operations Bianca Sinausky

Prior to joining Nix, Bianca spent most of her career managing business operations for academic departments at MIT. She truly believes that an excel spreadsheet can cure any dysfunction. Originally from California, she received a B.A. from the University of San Francisco, a M.A. in Higher Education Administration from Northeastern University, and is a former competitive club soccer player. In her spare time, she enjoys coaching youth soccer and exploring the trails and beaches on the North Shore of Massachusetts.

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Advisors

Professor, Materials Science, Harvard School of Engineering Joanna Aizenberg, PhD

Founding Faculty, Wyss Institute. Member, American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Principal Investigator of the Nix photonic sensor technology platform.

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CEO, Korey Stringer Institute, UConn Douglas Casa, PhD, ATC

Professor, Kinesiology, UConn. Director, Athletic Training Education, UConn and world renowned expert in dehydration and heat illnesses.

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Chief Strategy Officer, Almighty Ian Fitzpatrick

Industry leader helping organizations plan, design, build and grow experiences that live at the intersection of the physical and the digital.

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Former Head of Advertising & Innovation, Boston Beer Company Peter Gladstone

Consumer packaged goods marketer with over 20+ years of experience. He specializes in consumer insights and innovation and has held senior innovation roles for Gillette, P&G and The Boston Beer Company.

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Race Director, Boston Marathon for over 30 years Dave McGillivray

Owner and President, Dave McGillivray Sports Enterprises (DSME). Named as one of the 50 Most Influential People in Running, by Runners World, 2015.

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VP, Product Innovation, Gu Energy Labs Magdalena Boulet

2008 US Olympic Marathoner. 2015 Western States 100-Mile Ultramarathon Winner.

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Four-time Olympian and Rio 2016 marathoner Shalane Flanagan

Olympic Silver Medalist (Beijing 2008). Fifteen-time US National Champion. Two-time World Major Marathon medalist (New York 2010, Berlin 2014). Named as one of the 50 Most Influential People in Running, by Runners World, 2015

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President and Co-Founder, Custom Nanotech LLC Brent Buchine, PhD

Nanomaterials scientist and entrepreneur. Decades of experience in semiconductor fabrication and process design spanning multiple applications and sectors including biotech, energy, CMOS, and MEMS/NEMS.

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Super Bowl XXXIV Champion and NFL Hall of Famer Orlando Pace

13-years in the NFL (St. Louis Rams), 5-time All-Pro and 7-time Pro Bowl selection, Super Bowl XXXIV Champion, and 2016 Football Hall of Fame inductee.

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Professor, Materials Science, Harvard School of Engineering Joanna Aizenberg, PhD

Founding Faculty, Wyss Institute. Member, American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Principal Investigator of the Nix photonic sensor technology platform.

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CEO, Korey Stringer Institute, UConn Douglas Casa, PhD, ATC

Professor, Kinesiology, UConn. Director, Athletic Training Education, UConn and world renowned expert in dehydration and heat illnesses.

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Chief Strategy Officer, Almighty Ian Fitzpatrick

Industry leader helping organizations plan, design, build and grow experiences that live at the intersection of the physical and the digital.

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Former Head of Advertising & Innovation, Boston Beer Company Peter Gladstone

Consumer packaged goods marketer with over 20+ years of experience. He specializes in consumer insights and innovation and has held senior innovation roles for Gillette, P&G and The Boston Beer Company.

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Race Director, Boston Marathon for over 30 years Dave McGillivray

Owner and President, Dave McGillivray Sports Enterprises (DSME). Named as one of the 50 Most Influential People in Running, by Runners World, 2015.

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VP, Product Innovation, Gu Energy Labs Magdalena Boulet

2008 US Olympic Marathoner. 2015 Western States 100-Mile Ultramarathon Winner.

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Four-time Olympian and Rio 2016 marathoner Shalane Flanagan

Olympic Silver Medalist (Beijing 2008). Fifteen-time US National Champion. Two-time World Major Marathon medalist (New York 2010, Berlin 2014). Named as one of the 50 Most Influential People in Running, by Runners World, 2015

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President and Co-Founder, Custom Nanotech LLC Brent Buchine, PhD

Nanomaterials scientist and entrepreneur. Decades of experience in semiconductor fabrication and process design spanning multiple applications and sectors including biotech, energy, CMOS, and MEMS/NEMS.

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Super Bowl XXXIV Champion and NFL Hall of Famer Orlando Pace

13-years in the NFL (St. Louis Rams), 5-time All-Pro and 7-time Pro Bowl selection, Super Bowl XXXIV Champion, and 2016 Football Hall of Fame inductee.

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Professor, Materials Science, Harvard School of Engineering Joanna Aizenberg, PhD

Founding Faculty, Wyss Institute. Member, American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Principal Investigator of the Nix photonic sensor technology platform.

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CEO, Korey Stringer Institute, UConn Douglas Casa, PhD, ATC

Professor, Kinesiology, UConn. Director, Athletic Training Education, UConn and world renowned expert in dehydration and heat illnesses.

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Chief Strategy Officer, Almighty Ian Fitzpatrick

Industry leader helping organizations plan, design, build and grow experiences that live at the intersection of the physical and the digital.

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Former Head of Advertising & Innovation, Boston Beer Company Peter Gladstone

Consumer packaged goods marketer with over 20+ years of experience. He specializes in consumer insights and innovation and has held senior innovation roles for Gillette, P&G and The Boston Beer Company.

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Race Director, Boston Marathon for over 30 years Dave McGillivray

Owner and President, Dave McGillivray Sports Enterprises (DSME). Named as one of the 50 Most Influential People in Running, by Runners World, 2015.

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VP, Product Innovation, Gu Energy Labs Magdalena Boulet

2008 US Olympic Marathoner. 2015 Western States 100-Mile Ultramarathon Winner.

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Four-time Olympian and Rio 2016 marathoner Shalane Flanagan

Olympic Silver Medalist (Beijing 2008). Fifteen-time US National Champion. Two-time World Major Marathon medalist (New York 2010, Berlin 2014). Named as one of the 50 Most Influential People in Running, by Runners World, 2015

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President and Co-Founder, Custom Nanotech LLC Brent Buchine, PhD

Nanomaterials scientist and entrepreneur. Decades of experience in semiconductor fabrication and process design spanning multiple applications and sectors including biotech, energy, CMOS, and MEMS/NEMS.

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Super Bowl XXXIV Champion and NFL Hall of Famer Orlando Pace

13-years in the NFL (St. Louis Rams), 5-time All-Pro and 7-time Pro Bowl selection, Super Bowl XXXIV Champion, and 2016 Football Hall of Fame inductee.

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