Pouria Mojabi
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Pouria Mojabi

Pouria Mojabi is Co-Founder of Supportiv a jaw-droppingly affordable mental wellness solution featuring hyper-targeted digital peer support with live moderation & real-time recommendations and referrals to the wider digital health ecosystem.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pouria-mojabi-1873615/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ttps://twitter.com/@pouria3
Oakland, California, United States
Member since April 15, 2018
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University of Southern California , MS , Electrical Engineering, Digital Signal and Image Processing
University of Science and Technology Electronics & Digital Communication

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Achievements (products built, personal awards won):

- Technical co-founder of Vitagne ($10m seed & second best seller DNA Kit on Amazon)

- Part of the first team that looked at Alzheimer's disease predictions by looking at blood flow in the brain. The pipeline we built, later on, gave birth to breakthroughs in Parkinson disease.

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

Serendipitously fell into it...

My favorite startups:

Fitbit, Uber

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

Frustrating: Fundraising and bad personal financial situation
Rewarding: People feeling happy using the product you have created

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

celebrate too early
Ego-driven decisions

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

1. Personal growth is the only constant. Everything else changes.
2. Practicing not getting attached to what you build
3. It is a lonely experience and no one gets you

Full bio

Pouria Mojabi is Co-Founder of Supportiv. Supportiv is an NLP-driven support network that matches concurrent users based on their free-text answer to "What's your struggle?" for real-time group peer support with a human moderator (psych students). NLP also used to surface content/service referrals within group chat.

He is the former technical co-founder of Vitagene which uses DNA, blood tests and lifestyle data to determine needed nutrients and personalize a supplement package. The company raised a $10.6m seed round and is now the second best selling health and ancestry DNA test on Amazon.

Previously, he was employee #1 and algorithm manager at Basehealth, an AI-driven predictive platform to identify emerging health and disease risk more accurately, which has raised $21m in VC funding. Basehealth was among the first digital health platforms to combine genetics and lifestyle data for comprehensive risk-assessment of cancers and chronic diseases.

Pouria was also an early team member at UCSF & the SF VA Hospital that identified biomarkers to predict Alzheimer’s disease. He has co-authored papers on Alzheimer’s, Dementia, the aging brain, and perfusion-weighted MRI technology. He's also worked at Apple, Visa, and Medidata and given talks internationally about digital consumer health.

Pouria holds an M.Sc in Electrical Engineering from USC.