Yash Sabharwal

Co-Founder and COO, Xeris Pharmaceuticals

Co-Founder and COO,
Xeris Pharmaceuticals

Yash Sabharwal has over 15 years of experience in the operation and financing of early-stage technology companies. After graduating with his Ph.D., he co-founded Optical Insights, LLC, a company which developed and commercialized imaging platforms for fluorescence microscopy, high-throughput screening (HTS), and high-content screening (HCS).

Yash led both the technical and business development efforts for Optical Insights with an emphasis on financial operations as CFO from early stage inception to the sale of the company in 2005 to Roper Industries (NYSE:ROP). This company grew to become the leading provider of multi-spectral imaging systems for microscopy applications. Following the sale of Optical Insights, Yash managed product development for scientific digital cameras at Photometrics, a division of Roper Industries. In 2010, Yash joined Xeris as COO and CFO and has been integral to its fundraising efforts helping to secure over $25M in private and non-dilutive funding.  Yash handed over his financial reponsibilities to the new CFO in late 2014 to focus on his role as COO.

He is a board member of the Austin Technology Council and also serves on the Life Science Advisory Council of ATC. Yash has a B.S. in Optics from the University of Rochester and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Optical Sciences from the University of Arizona.