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Allan May Appointed as Chairman by FundamentalVR

By CIOReview | Monday, September 28, 2020

FundamentalVR has announced the appointment of Allan May to lead the company’s growth. 

FREMONT, CA: FundamentalVR is a worldwide leader in utilizing immersive technology to enhance the way surgeons are trained. The company has announced Allan May as Chairman of the company. May has been appointed to lead the company’s continued growth in the United States and increase the efficiency of its surgical education and data insight platform, Fundamental Surgery. He is also told to establish a west coast office for the company.

May is a highly respected and established figure in Silicon Valley. He joined FundamentalVR as the Chairman with several years of experience in funding, leading, and co-founding companies across biotech, Medtech, and diagnostics. Furthermore, he is also the founder of Life Science Angels, which is a Bay Area early-stage investment group that has invested almost $70 million in more than 70 biotech, medical device, diagnostics, and mobile health organizations. May is also a Venture Partner at Medtech Convergence Fund, a $90 million seed and early-stage venture capital fund. However, he will continue his work with Life Science Angels and Medtech Convergence Fund and serve as Chairman at FundamentalVR.

May commented, “The combination of massive economic dislocation and social distancing brought on by COVID-19 are proving the forces needed to drive permanent change in surgical training and testing as well as the marketing and adoption of new medical devices. FundamentalVR are market leaders in surgical AR/VR technology. The combination of its haptics, multi-user capabilities, sophisticated use cases and applications will allow the company to dominate U.S. surgical training as it is uniquely positioned to provide the proficiency tools and metrics needed to lower the learning curve for trainee and qualified surgeons.”

“We are thrilled to have Allan join FundamentalVR as Chairman and look forward to working with him during this time where we have seen interest and adoption of immersive medical technology skyrocketing during COVID,’’ said Richard Vincent, Co-founder and CEO of FundamentalVR. “Allan has the experience to help us scale quickly and ensure that all surgeons, residents, and trainees around the world have access to safe and affordable training methods.”