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
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.