Google Launchpad Studio Healthcare AI Startups

Hi all,

We have a limited number of spots for our members to attend this private Applied ML Investor Reception at Google's Sn Francisco offices on Tuesday March 27th.

This event features Google’s Launchpad Studio startups. A program led by Malika Cantor, providing highly tailored support for Healthcare AI startups. If you can’t make it tomorrow night, you can also meet Malika and some of the startups at our 2018 AI Download event next month!

From Google

"Meet the Launchpad Studio startups and other thought leaders passionate about supporting the global ML startup ecosystem during our investor reception. There will be a keynote and panel discussion, with additional opportunities to network with experts from across Google product and research teams - including Google Cloud, Verily, X, Brain, and ML Research."

**Tomorrow night March 27th!


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 Ajay Shah

Co-Founder & CEO at CytoVale

LinkedIn   Cytovale

Ajay is an expert in cell-based diagnostic technologies, as well as an experienced entrepreneur, having previously co-founded two life science companies( one acquired in 2012). Ajay received his Ph.D from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, where he developed a novel platform for circulating tumor cell isolation under the supervision of Mehmet Toner at Massachusetts General Hospital. 


Henry Tat Kwong Tse 

Co-Founder & VP Engineering at Cytovale

LinkedIn  Cytovale

Henry is leading the research and development efforts to commercialize the microfluidic deformability cytometry technology in Cytovale. Henry received his Ph.D from UCLA, where he worked on Microfluidic Biotechnology with Professor Dino Di Carlo. His science and engineering expertise spans microfluidics, cancer biology, image processing, and application proof-of-concept clinical studies. Henry is the co-inventor of the deformability cytometry platform. 

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Meriem Sefta

Partnership and Translational Research Manager at Owkin

LinkedIn  Owkin

Meriem is experienced in research management. Prior to joining Owkin, Meriem was a Consultant at AEC Partners and a Research Project Manager at Institut Curie in Paris, France. She received her M.Sc. in Biological/ Biosystems Engineering from MIT, and her Ph.D in Computational Biology/ Cancer Biology from Institut Curie.


Rafael Figueroa

CEO at Portal Telemedicina

LinkedIn  Portal Telemedicina

Rafael is an artificial intelligence research expert who founded Portal Telemedicina. Rafael led the research of Artificial Intelligence Life Analytics in FAPESP - São Paulo Foundation of Research, coordinated the government R&D grant on advancing IOT platform applied to Telemdicine, and founded NGO Sociedade Verde (Green Society), a company that brings personal and regional autonomy through environmental friendly solution. Prior to working in the healthcare field, Rafael spent ~ 5 years in Stock Trading and managing offshore investments and funds for Latin America. 


Roberto Figueroa

COO at Portal Telemedicina

LinkedIn   Portal Telemedicina

Roberto is leading the effective and cost-reducing operation of systems of management reporting, information flow and management, overall business process, and organizational planning in Portal Telemedicina. Prior to Telemedicina, Roberto spent 4 year in graphic design, creating Websites, 3D logos, 3D models/Environments and 3D movie scenes, include 3D prototypes for Sociedade Verde’s projects and graphic videos for an ecological simulator game.  


Venk Varadan

Co-Founder and CEO at Nanowear, Inc

LinkedIn  Nanowear, Inc  Twitter

Venk co-founded Nanowear, Inc in 2014 and serves as its CEO. Before Nanowear, Venk spent 7 years in Technology Investment Banking, focusing exclusively on venture-backed software and communications technology in which he successfully advised growth companies in over $3bn USD worth of transactions at UBS Investment Bank, Citadel Investment Group and Wells Fargo Securities in New York. After investmen banking, Venk co-founded and served as the CEO for V-Twinz Productions for 11 years. 

Venk received his Masters of Business Administration from Columbia University in Finance & Entrepreneurship and his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Duke University.




Happy Hour reception & Short Introductions to Google Launchpad Studio Startups



18.30: Doors Open

19.00: Keynote and Panel Discussion

21.30: Doors Close






Not Technical.




188 Embarcadero

6th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94105



Short walk from Embarcadero BART Station.



Yes! Provided by Google Launchpad.


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We have a pretty thorough FAQ, please check it out here: FAQ