Noel Goddard Principal

Noel is a Principal for the Accelerate NY Seed Fund where she evaluates and performs diligence on applicant companies and their technologies.  Prior to her role with Accelerate NY, Noel directed the formulation R&D for Symbiotic Health, a NYC startup company focused on oral drug delivery of cellular and biologic therapeutics to the lower GI tract.  She also founded a food safety diagnostics company in Calverton, NY, and worked with Sapling Learning, a STEM educational software startup acquired by Macmillan Learning.

Noel obtained her PhD from Rockefeller University, postdoc-ed at Harvard Medical School as a fellow in the Society of Fellows, and served as an Assistant Professor of Physics at Hunter College, CUNY, before joining the NY entrepreneurial community.