Some of Robin’s key accomplishments include…
Robin Farmanfarmaian is a professional speaker, having now completed over one hundred speaking engagements in twelve countries. She is also an entrepreneur and angel investor, driving high level business development for cutting edge medical and biotech companies poised to impact 100M people or more. Currently, Farmanfarmaian is VP of Actavalon, curing cancer; Strategic Relations Advisor to MindMaze, VR for stroke and brain injury rehabilitation; and on the Board of Directors for New Scholars, focusing on the intersection of AI and education. Her recent investments include Invicta Medical, a medical technology company for sleep apnea; and Dance Biopharm, inhaled insulin with a smart, connected device.
Previous work includes being one of the founders of Morfit, the Exponential Medicine conference, President at Innovation for Jobs, a non-profit cofounded by Vint Cerf, and a VP at Singularity University. Her book, The Patient as CEO: How Technology Empowers the Healthcare Consumer, is a #1 Best Seller on Amazon.
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Other previous work focused on pharmaceuticals, health and data, genetic testing, and feedback loops. She served as the Director of Operations for IntelliMedicine, which uses data and technology to improve patient compliance, started HealthTap with the Founder, working with open-source health data and improving patient outcomes through easier access to physicians, worked at Medem with EMRs and patient-physician connectivity, and in 2006, was the nutrition and health advisor at CyGene Laboratories, the first consumer facing genetic testing company.
In addition, she was an Innovation Host for AndaazTV (20 million viewership in 150 countries).
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Farmanfarmaian is an avid philanthropist in her community. She was a Trustee and a member of the Board of Directors for the San Francisco Ballet, serving as President, Immediate Past President and Opening Night Gala Chair for 5 years. She was on the board of San Francisco Opera’s BRAVO! for 4 years. In addition, she has contributed time to many other charities, including the TEDxSilicon Valley, SPCA, New Scholars, Samasource, CCFA and more.
She serves on the Advisory Board of many early-stage start up tech companies and organizations such as SXSW V2Ventures, AARP, Singularity University, and the Kairos Society. She mentors high school and college-age women interested in entrepreneurship, technology, and healthcare.