During the summer of 2013, an accidental chance encounter brought Rupak and Norman together at UC San Diego. In addition to being coworking scientists, the pair worked on a commercially successful startup together, while still at university. The duo then went off on their own career paths, only to team up once again to start OmniSync, through a unique opportunity presented by San Diego VC-backed Startup Studio, Launch Factory. Given their personal backgrounds and passion for solving complex problems, the pair envision OmniSync to be the worldwide central hub, where entities facing difficult problems, such as governments, meet innovation-driven nontraditional solution providers, such as tech and life science startups.
We equip the next generation of innovators & pioneers with an online ecosystem of knowledge, capital, and human resources to help them realize their vision, accomplish their goals, and create a better world.
Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist
Rachael has over 20 years of experience within biotech startups, industry, and academia with dual degrees in biochemistry and nursing. Her passion lies in supporting innovative products translate from the bench to the bedside. Prior to joining Omnisync, she used her experience to help organizations obtain millions of dollars in non-dilutive funding to support R&D efforts.
Vishaka Shivaram is an experienced Project Manager with a Master's degree in management from UCSD. She helps drive the product roadmap and project execution at OmniSync Inc. She enjoys challenges and uses her knowledge to drive innovation and process improvements for the team.
Business Development Associate
Caroline is a passionate connector of people. A graduate of UC Santa Barbara’s Technology Management Program, Caroline’s experiences in the startup ecosystem drive her to support entrepreneurs at every turn. Caroline looks to empower innovators and their partners to achieve their leading goals.
Customer Success Specialist
Ivan is an aspiring entrepreneur with a versatile set of skills. A bachelor’s in marketing: integrated communication marketing and a minor in entrepreneurship. Experience and skill set range from research, consulting, and retail and leadership. Team member of the business development team focusing on mass scaling TurboSBIR through strategic partnerships.
Alvaro is the Sales Associate with a background in STEM as a graduate from UC San Diego. He strives to ensure that potential clients are confident that Omnisync offers the level of support they need.
Gennaro is a health enthusiast with depth of experience in Marketing and Analytics across Europe and North America. With a European background and global experience, he has over 12 years of professional work in Marketing, Analytics, Cloud and Strategy. He has held positions at Google, Oracle, BCG, and various startups in the United States and Europe. Gennaro holds a Masters in Economics and Literature from the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano.
Michael joined OmniSync as a software developer in 2022. His responsibilities include building new front-end features, maintaining existing functionality, and fixing bugs.
Audrey is a UI/UX Designer at Omnisync, with a Bachelor's degree in Cognitive Science from UCSD. She is responsible for designing prototypes and user flows of application features, making sure users will have a positive impression when interacting with Omnisync's products.
Social Media Manager
Karen Flagg is a passionate entrepreneur with real world experience gained through incubators, traditional education, mentors, and personal “successful failures”. She believes in being bold, taking risks, and storytelling in an aesthetic, design forward way. Karen joined OmniSync as their Social Media Manager to trail-blaze the way social media is shared throughout the grant consultancy industry.
Customer Success Specialist
Alex is a customer success specialist at Omnisync. His primary responsibilities include leading exploratory calls with new customers, teaching existing clients how to use the software, and assisting clients with the submission of their grants to the various government agencies.
Social Media Marketing and Graphic Design associate
Breanne is an artist with experience in content creation and web design. Graduating from San Diego State University in 2023, she has a major in Communication and a minor in Multimedia Art.
Capital Factory is the center of gravity for entrepreneurs in Texas, one of the most active states in the country for defense-related innovations. According to Pitchbook, Capital Factory has been the most active investor in Texas since 2013, with privileged access to thousands of startups, mentors, active DoD personnel, and investors.