Sukaina G. Alarakhia, PhD, is an Associate at Moore Venture Partners. Prior to Moore Ventures, she was an Analyst at Tech Coast Angels where she was involved in sourcing, screening, preliminary due diligence and deal execution of early stage life science and high tech companies.  Sukaina was also actively involved in advising start-ups and entrepreneurs at CONNECT – a regional program that catalyzes the formation and development of innovative technology and life science companies, spun out of University of California at San Diego.

Dr. Alarakhia also continues to remain as Senior Consultant and Post-Doctoral Researcher at General Informatics LLC, an International Economic Development and Research Policy Consultancy. Her recent roles at General Informatics involved projects with the U.S Environmental Protection Agency in its water technology innovation cluster-building initiative, and with the Innovation Fund in reviewing early-stage innovative start-ups across wide industries in Serbia, a project financed by European Union and World Bank to stimulate technological development and encourage innovative entrepreneurship.

Sukaina holds a doctorate in Strategic Management with a Finance emphasis in Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Governance, and a B.S and M.S in International Business Administration, and has co-authored a Kansas Life Science Cluster Report, as well as a paper on “The Triple Helix Model of Innovation: International Cases and Critical Summary,” presented at a UNESCO–World Technopolis Association International Training Workshop.