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Nick Desai

Cofounder and CEO


Nick Desai is a renown serial entrepreneur and innovator focused on using connected technologies to improve everyday life for all humans.  His latest health-tech startup is HeyRenee – the first-ever patient-centric digital care concierge designed specifically to coordinate, communicate, and connect all aspects of healthcare for the 100MM mostly older, underserved Americans who suffer 2+ chronic conditions.

In October 2014, Nick created Heal – the award-winning home-centric primary care company that he ran as CEO thru March 2021.  During that time, he raised $200MM in investment capital, won contracts with 25 major insurance partners, 75 major self-insured corporations and led Heal’s expansion to 10 US states. During his tenure as CEO, Heal was named #13 to the CNBC Disruptors List, won the CES Small Business of the Year Award and was a Deloitte Fast 500 company.

Prior to Heal, Nick has founded and built successful venture-funded startups in online weight loss coaching, social media and the web’s first self-updating address book.  Nick speaks passionately about healthcare and entrepreneurship including a podcast on Slice of Healthcare and previously writing for the Huffington Post.

Nick earned his BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UC Irvine, where he was awarded the 2018 Lauds and Laurels Distinguished Alumni Award, and an MS in Electrical Engineering from UCLA.  Nick spends most of his free time playing with his three rambunctious young kids, eating pizza or taking walks with his best friend and wife, Dr. Renee Dua.



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