November 20, 2019

Podcast #7: From black sheep to CEO: How family & venture capitalism shaped Wellthy Therapeutics

Tessy Huss

In this week’s podcast we chat to Abhishek Shah, CEO of Wellthy Therapeutics, who talks to us about being the black sheep of the family and finding his calling as a healthcare entrepreneur.

Entrepreneurship runs in the family - Abhishek’s parents are both healthcare entrepreneurs. Working for the family business after studying chemical and biomolecular engineering in the US, Abhishek recounts how dinner with the family could quickly turn into a boardroom discussion. After taking a ‘vacation’ from the family business to complete his MBA, he entered the world of venture capitalism for 5 years. Being a VC taught him to be empathetic (interestingly!) and to learn from failure. It also taught him how to de-risk and deal with risk; an approach which proved pivotal in building Wellthy Therapeutics.

Click below to listen to Abhishek’s full story and what it means to run a digital healthcare business in out-of-pocket markets.

Podcast #6: Abhishek Shah

Available on Spotify, iTunes, Stitcher and Castbox

Abhishek Shah | CEO & Co-Founder of Wellthy Therapeutics

Abhishek Shah holds a B.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Georgia Tech and an MBA from the Indian School of Business (ISB). He co-founded Wellthy Therapeutics in 2015 with the mission to reverse, prevent and control chronic conditions in India and Asia through clinically validated digital therapeutics. Abhishek has more than a decade of healthcare experience, having previously co-led an early stage fund as a venture capitalist, and held leadership positions in his healthcare family businesses.

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