Alex Pissios Recap
Alex Pissios is an entrepreneur, inventor, and physician. He began his career as a biomedical engineer before moving into venture capital. In 2012 he launched StartUp Health to improve healthcare for the 150 million Americans who have little or no access to it by leveraging disruptive digital technologies such as mobile devices, social media, cloud computing, and genomics. Alex Pissios recaps his experience with entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley and how he has found success through innovation and creativity. He also talks about what we can expect in the future of technology. See more information on Crunchbase
Self-taught Alex Pissios has a degree in biomedical engineering. He then earned his MBA from Columbia Business School and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He also had several patents and was nominated as one of the top 10 innovators under 40 by MIT in 2002. In addition to leading StartUp Health, he is currently a co-founder of two other companies, including Bella Capital which is focused on investments in life sciences company startups.
After graduating from college, he moved to Silicon Valley, where he worked as a biomedical engineer for Dell for two years until moving into venture capital full time. He says it was the most incredible privilege of his life to live and work in Silicon Valley. It changed his life and allowed him to meet amazing people and make many incredible connections. During his time in Silicon Valley, he met many successful entrepreneurs, such as Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk. They inspired him to follow in their footsteps by starting a company himself.
Alex Pissios rapidly began rising the ranks. He was able to receive several patents and even had a nomination as one of the top 10 innovators under 40 by MIT in 2002. It was when he knew he could start his own company and make a difference, so he founded StartUp Health in 2012. His company’s goal is to improve healthcare for the 150 million Americans with little or no access to it by leveraging disruptive digital technologies such as mobile devices, social media, cloud computing, and genomics.