From L-R: Bogdan Knezevic, David Yen and Ahmed Elnaiem (Kaleidoscope)

'Struc­ture, beau­ty and clar­i­ty': With seed fi­nanc­ing, Kalei­do­scope aims to syn­chro­nize R&D teams

High school friends Bog­dan Kneze­vic and Ahmed El­naiem kept in touch in the years fol­low­ing grad­u­a­tion, and about a decade lat­er found them­selves hop­ping on calls every week to “catch up and riff on things.”

Kneze­vic, af­ter work­ing on a clin­i­cal med­i­cine PhD at Ox­ford and tak­ing a sum­mer stint at Fre­quen­cy Ther­a­peu­tics, be­came an­noyed by the siloed na­ture of drug R&D.

“The crux of my frus­tra­tion was the amount of time I was wast­ing and spend­ing not do­ing sci­ence,” Kneze­vic told End­points News, speak­ing of his vent­ing-and-catch­ing-up calls with El­naiem, who’d been work­ing his way through mul­ti­ple prod­uct en­gi­neer­ing roles at a se­ries of star­tups and Google.

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