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Nix is redefining how we manage health by developing biosensors that empower consumers and their support teams to access, understand, and act on their personal biology outside a traditional healthcare setting. We call this Self Health™ Nix’s first product is a hydration biosensor that provides athletes, soldiers, and laborers with hydration data in real-time, empowering them optimize safety and performance. Headquartered in Boston, Mass., Nix is led by Founder and CEO Meridith Cass, a graduate of Harvard Business School, former VC, collegiate athlete, and 9-time marathoner. Cass developed the Hydration Biosensor after suffering from hyponatremia (often referred to as “over hydration”) during the Boston Marathon. In her research pursuits, and a desire to unlock more of her own personal health and wellness data, she discovered the void of options and solutions available for hydration monitoring.

Business Advisors

Ian Fitzpatrick

Global Head of Brand Strategy, New Balance.

Magdalena Boulet

President, Gu Energy Labs.
Olympic Marathoner.

Eric Boutin

MD, dRX Capital, Novartis Ventures.

Doug Ziewacz

Former VP of Sales & BD, MapMyFitness. Head of Digital Sales, Under Armour. Pro Cyclist.

Dave McGillivray

Race Director, Boston Marathon.
(35+ years.)

Stephanie Connaughton

Innovation, Gillette, P&G.
Boston Celtics Ownership.

Tom Fowler

Former President, Polar. Senior leadership at Intel, Nike, Wilson, and Cervelo Cycles.

Peter Gladstone

Consumer Marketing Lead, Harvard iLab. Former Head of Advertising, Boston Beer Co.

Brandon Janosky

MD, Stadia Ventures. Avid Ultramarathoner and Triathlete.

Scientific Advisors

Bob Murray, PhD

Founder, Gatorade Sports Science Institute.

Brad Wilkins, PhD

Former Director, Nike+ Performance Lab. Lead physio on Breaking 2:00 Project.

Doug Casa, PhD

CEO, Korey Stringer Institute for hydration and head illness.

Sports Advisors

Shalane Flanagan

4x Olympian and Silver Medalist. Winner, 2017 NYC Marathon. NYT bestselling author.

Tatyana McFadden

5x Olympian and 17x Medalist. 24 World Major Marathon Wins. ESPY Winner.

Dean Karnazes

Winner of the worlds toughest footrace, 135-mile Badwater Ultramarathon across Death Valley. President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.