by Jasmine Batchelor
June 11, 2018
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder,
Nick Desai is an accomplished entrepreneur who has started and led four successful start-ups over the last 18 years. Currently, Nick is the CEO of Heal – a company he founded to re-boot the US healthcare system leveraging the transformative power of technology enabled doctor house calls. In just over 3 years, Heal has raised over $65 million in investment capital, delivered over 60,000 house calls an driven over $41 million in healthcare cost savings.
Nick’s previous start-ups have been award-winning and innovative leaders in technology-enabled fitness and weight loss, social media and mobile applications, and the web’s first self-updating address book.
Nick earned his BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UC Irvine, where he was recently awarded the 2018 Lauds and Laurels Distinguished Alumni Award, and an MS in Electrical Engineering from UCLA. Nick is a recognized speaker and author having spoken at venues ranging from the Consumer Electronics Show to Harvard Business School and having written for the Huffington Post and numerous other publications.
Nick is a proud father of two young boys and lives with his wife (and Heal Co-Founder) Dr. Renee Dua in the Pacific Palisades.