About us

Identifying opportunities for investors and providing capital for cutting-edge innovations in the oral and systemic health sectors.

Dr. Jeremy Krell
Managing Partner

Dr. Jeremy Krell is a general dentist, as well as an experienced investor with a business background. He has raised rounds and generated returns for investors at ten companies, sold three, and acquired two more as a key operator. Jeremy oversaw strategic provider innovation and development at Oscar Health, a health insurance company that had an IPO in 2021. He also led provider and clinical growth initiatives at quip, a subscription oral health company, and has since built the Barchester Bay Group, a portfolio consisting of over thirty separate ventures. Jeremy is an angel investor and sits on the boards of several healthcare and dental startups. He has a fifteen-plus year proven track record with start-ups, multi-million dollar fundraises, and acquisitions.

David Arena
Chief Financial Officer

David is an experienced investor, technologist, and finance professional. He spent a decade advising institutional clients on investment strategy and developing systematic trading strategies at the world’s largest hedge fund. Now he applies his analytical skill-set on leadership teams at numerous start-ups: managing capital raises, operations strategy, and growth initiatives. He most recently served as CFO and CTO at an oral healthcare company. David looks forward to deploying the skills gained from his 13-year career to deliver unique insights, investment opportunities, and leadership strategy to investors and founders alike.

Dr. Eric Pulver
Chief Innovation Officer

Dr. Eric Pulver graduated from the University of Toronto Dental School and Northwestern University for training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. For 30+ years he has bridged private practice, academics, dental industry partnerships, and entrepreneurship — as an advisor/investor in the oral/systemic healthcare space with a particular interest in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and Oral Systemic Health links. He held positions as Director of OMFS at the University of Chicago Hospitals, Assoc. Professor at Northwestern Univ. Dental School, Team Oral Surgeon for the Chicago Blackhawks — and currently serves as an adjunct faculty at Indiana University Dental School and as Chief Dental Officer of Denti.AI.

Parsa Shahidi
Intern

Parsa is a Biomedical Engineer, Technologist, Board Advisor and DMD candidate at Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. He has experience in co-founding, operating and scaling startups, and brings a unique set of experience in early-stage venture accelerators, biotechnology & AI, and startup growth strategy. Parsa has led efforts in product development (holds patents), design and IP, deployment and manufacturing, and is intimately familiar with large-scale consumer goods distribution. He was the recipient of Creating the Culture’s “Top 10 Up-and-Coming Entrepreneurs Award” and the Boston University Alumni Leadership Award. Parsa is the past-president of the Boston University Engineering World Health Organization, and currently serves as the President of his DMD Class and an active vice-chair of the ASDA Advocacy Committee.

Venture Partners

Jane Levy
Venture Partner

Jane has spent most of her career investing in companies, both private and public. After working in the innovation group at Henry Schein, and as CGO at Jarvis Analytics, Jane sees strong potential for dental startups, and she joins Revere as a Venture Partner, to assist portfolio companies in achieving their goals. Jane has an MBA from MIT Sloan, and lives in NYC with her husband and two sons.

Dr. Ryan Hungate
Venture Partner

Ryan Hungate, DDS, MS, is a practicing orthodontist and the founder and CEO of Simplifeye. Dr. Hungate graduated from the orthodontic specialty program at the University of Southern California. Prior to dental school, Dr. Hungate worked for Apple Inc. and helped design the customer workflow adopted by Apple's retail stores globally.

Dr. Edward J. Zuckerberg
Venture Partner

Dr. Zuckerberg is a 1978 Graduate of NYU College of Dentistry. He practiced in Brooklyn and Dobbs Ferry, NY from 1979-2013 and has always been an early adopter of technology. He regularly lectures on Technology Integration, Social Media Marketing, and Online Reputation Management for Dentists, consults privately with Dental Practices and advises Dental/Medical Technology Startups in addition to treating patients part-time in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Zuckerberg can be reached via his website, www.painlessdrz.com, or on his Facebook Page, www.facebook.com/painlesssocialmedia.

Dr. Kathy O’Loughlin
Venture Partner

Dr. Kathy O’Loughlin is the executive director of the American Dental Association (ADA), the nation’s leading advocate for oral health. She joined the ADA in 2009 after serving as the chief dental officer for United Health Group and as the chief executive officer for Delta Dental of Massachusetts. She is a nationally recognized leader in the health care, nonprofit, and education sectors, and she speaks around the country about the profession of dentistry, oral health care delivery, and public health policy. Dr. O’Loughlin was the first female dental school class president and valedictorian of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Yan Kalika
Venture Partner

Yan Kalika, DMD, MS is a certified specialist in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. He received his dental degree from Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 1998. In addition, he completed a fellowship in Washington D.C. in the field of dental health policy. Dr. Kalika completed his orthodontic training at the University of California at San Francisco where he received a specialty certificate in orthodontics and facial orthopedics and a master’s degree in oral biology. Dr. Kalika is a co-founder and on the board of several companies in high growth areas like artificial intelligence, infection control, medical devices, telemedicine, and orthodontic treatment. Dr. Kalika served as a consultant to Align Technology (the creator of Invisalign) when the company started. He is also an international master in chess, which is the perfect kind of critical thinking you want on your team.

Dr. Lou Graham
Venture Partner

Dr. Graham is an internationally recognized lecturer extensively involved in continuing education for dental professionals, focusing on incorporating current clinical advancements through “conservative dentistry.” He emphasizes in his teachings the same concepts he practices: dental health diagnosis, treatment plans for medically compromised patients, conservative treatment, cosmetic dentistry, and customized approaches to periodontal care, implants and laser dentistry. Dr. Graham is a published author in many leading national and international dental journals. He is a member of the ADA, AACD, AGD, Chicago Dental Society and Illinois Dental Association. Dr. Graham is a graduate of Emory Dental School. He is the former Dental Director of the University of Chicago’s Department of Dentistry. Dr. Graham is the founder of Catapult Education, LLC and he enjoys providing dental care at his private practice, University Dental Professionals, in Chicago, IL – Hyde Park.

Advisors

Robert Horowitz
Advisor

Robert Horowitz is currently the CFO of Medly Pharmacy, a full-service, digital pharmacy, and led the company through its $100 Million Series B funding round. Mr. Horowitz previously served as the Vice President of Finance at quip, where he led the organization through both Series A and Series B funding rounds. He focused his efforts on improving the monetization of existing business activities, expanding revenue streams, and designing new business models and strategies. He has also served in direct investment roles at Gerson Lehrman Group, Four Springs Capital, Spencer Trask Ventures and Merrill Lynch & Co. Robert has completed over $1 Billion of investment transactions.

Dr. Scott Kalniz
Advisor

Dr. Scott Kalniz has over 20 years of dental industry experience. He started his career as a practicing dentist with a single location. He then purchased a number of other dental practices, eventually selling his large dental group to a Dental Support Organization (DSO). He joined the DSO as director of development, sourcing a number of dental practice affiliations, and helping build it to over 50 locations. Dr. Kalniz then partnered with a private equity firm, as CEO and Chief Dental Officer, to create a new DSO. In under 5 years, it grew to over 110 locations in 12 states. He has also served and currently serves, as a Non-Executive Director on several PE-backed company boards as well as Pacific Smiles Group, a publicly-traded DSO in Australia. Dr. Kalniz recently formed Kalniz DSO Advisory Group which consults with multi-national groups looking to create industry-leading DSOs.
Dr. Kalniz holds a DDS and a BS in Business Administration, Economics from The Ohio State University.

Dr. Roshan Parikh
Advisor

Dr. Roshan Parikh is a proud graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) – College of Dentistry. He also earned his MBA from Loyola University with a dual emphasis in finance and marketing. In 2008, he utilized all three disciplines by purchasing his first dental practice in Chicago, which grew to a network of 25+ multi-specialty groups. In 2019, Dr. Ro founded the consulting firm DSO Strategy to help entrepreneurial dentists develop sustainable growth plans and attract institutional capital. He also served as an advisor to multiple private equity funds and banks. Most recently, Dr. Ro served as Head of Dentistry for Walmart U.S. and Walmart Health's revolutionary multi-modality healthcare center operations and was highly instrumental in the early-stage strategy and expansion of the business, now in 4 states. A Chicagoan at heart, Dr. Ro resides with his family in Atlanta, GA.

Dr. Pat Ferrillo
Advisor

Dr. Ferrillo has more than 30 years of experience in dental education, and ties to various Dental Support Organizations (DSOs). He has served as Dean of Southern Illinois University, School of Dental Medicine, and University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Dental Medicine. He was also Dean and Interim Provost at University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. Dr. Ferrillo served on the Board of Directors of Heartland Dental Care for twelve years, and is presently on the Board of Bright Direction Dental, another DSO.

Full Team List

Dr. Jeremy Krell

Managing Partner

David Arena

Chief Financial Officer

Dr. Eric Pulver

Chief Innovation Officer

Parsa Shahidi

Intern

Jane Levy

Venture Partner

Dr. Ryan Hungate

Venture Partner

Dr. Edward J. Zuckerberg

Venture Partner

Dr. Kathy O’Loughlin

Venture Partner

Dr. Yan Kalika

Venture Partner

Dr. Lou Graham

Venture Partner

Robert Horowitz

Advisor

Dr. Scott Kalniz

Advisor

Dr. Roshan Parikh

Advisor

Dr. Pat Ferrillo

Advisor

Fred Joyal

Advisor

Dr. Tom Shannon

Advisor

Marko Vujicic, Ph.D

Advisor

Dr. Christian Coachman

Advisor

 Teresa A. Dolan, DDS, MPH

Advisor

Gavin Forrest

Advisor

Sergei Azernikov, PhD

Advisor

Dr. Jonathan Levine

Advisor

Dr. Len Tau

Advisor

Jean Paul Laurent

Advisor

Dr. Alexander Waldman

Advisor

Vincent Cardillo

Advisor

Dr. Kianor Shah

Advisor

Dr. Louis Kaufman

Advisor

Dr. Bryan Laskin

Advisor

Ken Serota

Advisor

Dr. Darryl Alter

Advisor

Paul Goodman

Advisor

Marc C. Sanchez, Esq

Advisor

Dr. Jonathan Snow

Advisor

Ellen Polsky

Advisor

Jonathan Eskow

Advisor

Mitch Olan

Advisor

Kara Vavrosky

Advisor

Anthony Stefanou DMD, CBI

Advisor

Edward Danganan

Advisor

Paige Mead

Advisor

Trevor Hier

Advisor

Tricia Osuna

Advisor

Jeromy R. Dixson, DMD, MBA

Advisor

Dr. David R. Boschken, D.M.D.

Advisor

Dominik Lysek, PhD

Advisor

Dr. Lewis Chen

Advisor

Dr. Paul Dominique

Advisor

Mark Van Weelde

Advisor

Dr Benjamin Immerman

Advisor

Dr Clifford Yudelman BDS

Advisor

Michael Infanger

Advisor

Dr. Bak Nguyen

Advisor

Ariane Tschumi

Advisor

Rob Packard

Advisor

Elijah Desmond

Advisor

Rick Hynes

Advisor

Scott Graversen

Advisor

Dr. Katherine Schrubbe

Advisor

Dr. Hendrik Lai

Advisor

Bruce Bryen

Advisor

Shannon E Mills, DDS

Advisor

Margaret Scarlett, DMD

Advisor

Our Story

David and Jeremy first met as co-workers at an oral health start-up. It was there that they bonded, and together recognized and identified an inefficiency in bringing innovative products and services to market: that dental and oral health was underfunded as an industry and ripe for investment. They spent a year researching, analyzing, and pouring through accumulated data from early-stage dental companies and experts in the field. What they found is that the dental industry, especially concerning early-stage start-ups, is well-positioned to experience strong growth in the coming years. There are favorable returns to be gained in this space, and that dental will become a key component of any well-balanced equity portfolio, continually providing an excellent source of risk-adjusted return and diversification for investors.

Fund structure

A rolling fund is a quarterly subscription service for investors, not so different from other popular subscription services that charge a regular fee in exchange for the convenience of asset management. In this case, investors can opt into a specified number of quarters and get a pro rata share of all investments made in that quarter (thus, each fund is a consecutively-formed pooled investment vehicle). This flexible venture capital fund allows a general partner to raise a small amount of capital and begin investing immediately then scale up over time, while also allowing limited partners to invest quarterly by their own discretion. A rolling fund therefore requires less of an upfront capital commitment, the subscription term is flexible, and a backing subscriber is under no obligation to renew subscription.

Vision
Our investment thesis

The dental sector remains ripe for disruption, though has not seen the influx of investment capital that many other industries, including similar healthcare industries, have seen in the recent past. Our research shows that an exceptional investment opportunity exists in the dental sector, particularly in early-stage companies. The dental industry consists of many large corporations, private practices, and start-ups with great ideas, but they are fragmented and disconnected. Revere seeks to bring those disparate pieces together — Connecting like-minded founders or compatible products and services with the investment dollars and industry leaders they require to grow their businesses. We identify and elevate high-growth product and service sectors within dentistry that can ultimately optimize outcomes for both providers and their patients, serving in all roles from lead investor to strategic investor to founder-friendly advisor— and are always looking for an opportunity to follow on in future rounds.