It's personal, for all of us.
A message from Novellia's CEO, Shashi.
My Tata (grandfather), Kasinath, was my hero. He went from being dead-broke to the CEO of two multinational companies. His career took him from pre-partition India to Africa, Europe, and (his favorite), the United States of America.
Then one day, everything changed. My mom told me Tata had just been diagnosed with gastroesophageal cancer. Four short months later, he was gone.
Far too many of us can relate to this heartbreaking loss,
but it doesn't have to be this way.
If Novellia had been around before my Tata was diagnosed, here's what could have been different:
  • Having his full health history in one place could have let us see the smoke signals before it was too late.
  • Using AI, my Tata would have been automatically matched to clinical trials and treatments.
  • Novellia could have digitized his files instantly and made it easy to share and track every record.
  • This still makes me choke up, but I could have shared more time and memories with my Tata – hear his trademark baritone, listen to Frank Sinatra, and talk about life one last time.
We created Novellia to seize the moment and help the world say goodbye to early goodbyes.
I hope you join us on our mission.
Our mission
To help each person reclaim ownership of their health —
one medical record at a time.
To our patients, partners and mission
We fight to make the impossible possible
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Shashi Shankar
Co-founder, CEO
Shashi oversees strategy, business development, and marketing. Shashi was previously Global Digital Health Lead at Roche and Marketing Lead at Genentech. He's a proud graduate of Johns Hopkins, Dartmouth, and Bates College.
Elliot Katz
Co-founder, CTO
Elliot oversees engineering and product development. Previously, he was Senior Director of Engineering for Thirty Madison, Head of Engineering at Wonder, and one of Zocdoc's first engineers. He studied Computer Science at Columbia University.
Angeline Chen
Founding Product Designer
Angeline is responsible for all aspects of the user experience, product strategy and overarching design. Previously, Angeline led design on teams at Stripe, Flexport and early-stage startups. She studied Communication Design and HCI at Carnegie Mellon University.
Steve Olsen, MD, PhD
Dr. Olsen is a renowned medical oncologist who has led the development of some of the world's most transformative cancer therapies. Currently the CMO for Guardant Health AMEA, he has held executive positions at Sanofi, Genentech, and AstraZeneca.
Marc Watrous, PhD
Dr. Watrous is a seasoned biotechnology executive, most recently at Genentech. He's helped bring over 30 new life-changing medicines and hundreds of line extensions to patients across the US, and is currently a senior advisor for McKinsey & Company.
Jitin Asnaani
Jitin is one of the country's foremost experts on health data interoperability. He developed the nation's health data frameworks as part of the Obama Administration, and has been part of some of the most iconic health data companies to date.
Nirav S. Kapadia, MD, MS
Dr. Kapadia is a radiology oncologist at the Dartmouth Cancer Center with broad experience across cancer care. He oversees quality and patient safety & experience at Dartmouth, where he also holds academic positions.
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