Founder & CEO, PhotOral Inc.
Stamatis N. Astra is the founder and CEO of Boston-based PhotOral,™ a life science startup focused on commercializing photo-medicine technology for the oral care market. PhotOral introduces a new concept with a intra-oral light therapy device that’s clinically proven to selectively target and suppress pathogenic bacteria thereby reversing gingivitis, preventing or controlling periodontal disease and maintaining a healthy balance in your mouth.
Astra’s early career brimmed with startup experience ranging from ‘dot-com’ VOIP software firm, TeleGea, where he built a global customer network from Tokyo to Brazil as Vice President of Technology – to more recently, the online identity theft solutions-based startup identityTruth, which he co-founded and later sold. Astra served as the CEO of a multinational manufacturer listed on Canada Stock Exchange before returning to the startup world.
Astra holds a BS in Economics magna cum laude as well as an MBA and MS in Communications Management—also with honors and all from Boston University. Astra is Chairman of Development for Boston University’s Arion Journal of Humanities and The Classics, and hosts his talk show on WNTN-1550 AM for a Greek-American audience in Boston. A staunch community service advocate, Astra lends his business expertise to numerous organizations and charities in New England and in Athens, Greece.