Nick Desai

Nick Desai

Co-Founder/CEO of Heal. Serial Entrepreneur, Jubilant Father of Three and Food Lover.

Santa Monica, California, United States
Member since May 31, 2019
Co-founder and CEO of Heal Quote_down
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Credentials None
1992 UCLA , MS , Electrical Engineering
1991 UC Irvine , BS , Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Companies I've founded or co-founded:
Heal, FitOrbit
Companies I work or worked for:
Achievements (products built, personal awards won):

2018 Lauds and Laurels Distinguished Alumnus - UC Irvine. CES Innovation Award Winner. CTA Company of the Year. US Patent Holder

If you're an entrepreneur or corporate innovator, why?

I'm bursting with ideas!

My favorite startups:

Heal, Uber, Amazon, NetFlix

Why did you start your company or why do you want to innovate inside your company?

Because of a personal experience trying to get healthcare for my own infant children.

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

The uncertainty - it's what makes it frustrating and rewarding, all the time.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs/innovators make?

Not trying.

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

Never give up, think big, be humble.

Full bio

Nick Desai is the Co-Founder and CEO of Heal, the ground-breaking doctor house call company he founded with his wife Dr. Renee Dua in October 2014. Nick is a serial entrepreneur and Heal is his fourth venture-funded start-up since 1998.  Prior to Heal, Nick has founded/led innovative and successful start-ups in online weight loss coaching, social networking and digital identity management.  Nick holds an MS in Electrical Engineering from UCLA and BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UC Irvine.  Nick and his wife live in the Pacific Palisades with their three young children.