ViTAL and Contrary Capital recently hosted Nisarg Patel, Co-founder/Chief Product Officer of Memora Health, where we had a pleasure of learning more about Nisarg’s journey as a clinician to entrepreneur, thoughts on big tech companies entering the healthcare space, and his days at Y-Combinator.

The following article is a summary…

Notes from 022719 evening (v1.0)

  • Doug started a presentation with a photo of him throwing a ceremonial first pitch. The best advice he received? Aim a bit higher; the mound is about 6 inches taller than the ground. He encouraged the audience to do the same as we build ventures…

Last Thursday, ViTAL hosted Dr. Pushkal Garg of Alnylam to hear more about Alnylam & RNAi (RNA interference), Clinical Drug Development, and Dr. Garg’s career as an MD/ professor to now the Chief Medical Officer of Alnylam.

This article summarizes the lessons and my key takeaways from the event.

Following the event with the ViTAL Eboard (from the left: Julie, Garrett, Lauren, Shibangi, Dr. Garg, Chris L, Chris H; front row: Danny, Killian, Meilani). Thank you, Chris, for inviting Dr. Garg!



I believe, at the end of the day, our lives are collections of meaningful memories and conversations. Here are some of mine from 2018:

TL;DR (highlights):

  • A month in Israel
  • Founding Bouvé Innovators (and presenting at VMN/ HSE/ Mosaic)
  • PillPack/Amazon
  • Attending/ Mentoring at Startup Weekend, MedHacks, & MIT Hacking Medicine

I was just digging through my Google Drive to find a pitch deck and found this cute piece I wrote back in high school. It was submitted as a part of my acceptance into NYU Abu Dhabi’s Candidate Weekend. (More info on NYU Abu Dhabi here.) …

Lessons from Northeastern University & Beyond

+06/12/2018: shared the presentation/lessons at 2018 Deshpande Symposium as a part of “From the Ground Up: The Importance of Student-Run Organizations in University Entrepreneurial Ecosystems” panel. The following article is the summary of the presentation:

A month ago, I had a pleasure of speaking in front of a group of mentors & alumni at Northeastern University Venture Mentoring Network. Along with Dr. Nancy Hanrahan and Rebecca Love of Nurse Innovation and Entrepreneurship, I presented the budding community of healthcare enthusiasts at Northeastern University.

As the…

From earlier this year:

This is quite interesting. Some things to note:

The three companies said the initiative, which is in the early planning stages, would be a long-term effort “free from profit-making incentives and constraints.”

→ the companies further underline the frustrations their employees face navigating the current healthcare…

Danny Jooyoung Kim

Pharmacist by training. Designer at heart. Investor in action | Currently with PillPack and Contrary Capital.

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