Chirag Shah

Chirag Shah

Principal

Previous Experience

  • Imagine Health, Leadership Roles in Strategy, Analytics, and Product
  • Castlight Health, Strategic Analytics
  • The Carlyle Group, Healthcare Buyout
  • Morgan Stanley, Media and Telecom Investment Banking
  • New York University, B.S. Finance and Pre-med

What led you to focus on healthcare?

While growing up I had a natural curiosity for science and medicine that made me think I wanted to be a doctor -- I even took the MCAT and started medical school applications. However, a love for science doesn't necessarily translate into a passion for practicing medicine and I realized that I was actually more interested in impacting the broader healthcare ecosystem. That interest led me to study the industry from the perspectives of an investor and later as an operator at high growth startups where I led Analytics, Product, and Strategy. I quickly learned how technology and healthcare, when blended together, can dramatically improve both the patient experience and ecosystem holistically. I welcome the opportunity to use that experience to help entrepreneurs building companies that are making a meaningful difference in healthcare.

What do you like about partnering with entrepreneurs?

The entrepreneurs who I've met and worked with have had an overwhelming passion for improving our healthcare system. It's that deep drive and desire that makes me excited to hear their stories, help develop their plans, and ultimately partner with them as they bring their vision to life. It's incredibly gratifying to be around individuals who have that level of commitment and I'm fortunate to be in a position to work with entrepreneurs like that every day.