Meet the team behind Elemental Machines


Sridhar Iyengar

CEO & Founder

A serial entrepreneur in connected medical devices and wearables, Sridhar is focused on strategy and management at Elemental Machines. Previously, Sridhar was a founder and director of Misfit, makers of elegant wearable products, which was acquired by Fossil in 2015. Prior to Misfit, he founded AgaMatrix, a blood glucose monitoring company that made the world’s first medical device connecting directly to the iPhone. AgaMatrix shipped 15+ FDA-cleared medical products, 2B+ biosensors, 6M+ glucose meters, with partnerships with Apple, Sanofi, and Walgreens. Sridhar holds over 30 US and international patents and received his Ph.D. from Cambridge University as a Marshall Scholar. Beyond Elemental Machines, Sridhar has been known to run 13.1 miles on occasion and has sometimes been spotted on stage behind a wall of drums.

Robert Pemberton

Chief Commercial Officer

Robert brings more than 20 years of sales experience in healthcare technology, and is passionate about new innovations that transform industries. He joined Elemental Machines from Intuitive Surgical, where he was working to revolutionize surgery through the use of robotic technology. Previously, he held sales, sales leadership and market development positions with leading healthcare companies, including Johnson & Johnson, Ethicon Endo-Surgery and Merck. Robert holds a BS in Clinical Laboratory Sciences from the University of Massachusetts, and completed his Executive MBA at St. Joseph’s University. In addition to his role at Elemental Machines, Robert is an avid youth coach for multiple sports including basketball, soccer and lacrosse and enjoys free time boating and fishing, too.

Michael Dillhyon

Chief Strategy Officer

Life sciences/healthtech entrepreneur. Founder of Geneva-based Healthbank, the only citizen-owned, health data exchange cooperative, Chairman of Genebio, a bioinformatics software firm, member of Strategic Advisory Committee for HealthTIES, an EU-backed consortium of four of Europe’s top regions in biosciences, medical technology and health entrepreneurship. Mr. Dillhyon holds degrees in Biochemistry and Anthropology, as well as a MBA from the Olin School of Business including residencies at Harvard Business School, the London School of Business, UC-Berkeley (Venture Capital Executive) and Fudan University.

Do you want to join Elemental Machines?