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Anwaar Al-Zireeni
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Anwaar Al-Zireeni

Anwaar is a two-time graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, with a B.S. and M.Eng. in Bioengineering. An entrepreneur at heart, she invented Privail's technology with the goal of increasing global access to actionable diagnostics.

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/azireeni/
San Francisco, California, United States
Member since December 22, 2014
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Knowledge is power, for it enables individuals to take control of their lives and enhance their health. Quote_down
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Education
2011 University of California, Berkeley , BS , Bioengineering
2014 University of California, Berkeley , MS , Bioengineering

I am a(n):

Entrepreneur

Companies I've founded or co-founded:
If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I want to develop technologies that empower patients.

My favorite startups:

Theranos, uBiome

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

It takes A LOT out of you and requires you to sacrifice, yet I feel that this is the most impactful work I've ever done in my life.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

Not acting immediately upon sunk costs. Time is important, and if something isn't working, pivot!

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

1. A great team is your key to success
2. Go with your gut and don't take every piece of advice so literally.
3. Patience, perseverance, and confidence.

Full bio

Anwaar is a strong believer that knowledge is power, for it enables individuals to take control of their lives and enhance their health. With that in mind, she developed Privail’s diagnostic platform as a means of providing patients with the right information, at the right time, and thus enabling them to take earlier action in seeking medical treatment.  

She is a graduate of UC Berkeley's Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership, where she developed the skills necessary to integrate engineering and entrepreneurial perspectives to successfully drive early-stage ventures, such a Privail. Anwaar's time at Berkeley also provided her with proficient research experience and unique insight on the translation of research into novel clinical applications.