Jess McLear is KnipBio’s COO as well as an angel investor and member of Launchpad Venture Group. Her family has been investing in and mentoring startup companies for over 20 years in both Canada and the United States. Her portfolio companies fall into many sectors including manufacturing, IT, medical devices and consumer goods. She is an observer or serves on the board for various non-profits as well as portfolio companies including 3Play Media, CPL, KnipBio, 99Degrees Custom and others. She has served as an investor and mentor for several companies throughout the New England area, including serving as an Industry Champion at MassChallenge.