August 2, 2021 / Share:
HeyRenee is the latest startup Nick Desai – one-half of the husband-wife team that founded award-winning home-centric primary care company Heal nearly 7 years ago. Founded in June 2021, HeyRenee is a transformative digital health assistant specifically designed for older and underserved Americans to coordinate, communicate and connect all aspects of their healthcare.
From October 2014 thru Feb. 2021, Nick led Heal’s torrid growth as CEO – expanding Heal’s doctor house calls to 10 states, raising over US$200 million in investment capital from top investors including Humana, Fidelity, Breyer Capital, Slow Ventures, Glenview Capital, IRA Capital and many others. Nick also led Heal’s business development, winning contracts with over 50 major employers and insurance partners including Google, Hyundai, Samsung, Anthem, Aetna, United Healthcare and others.
Prior to Heal, Nick has founded and built successful venture-funded startups in online weight loss coaching, social media and the web’s first self-updating address book. Nick speaks passionately about healthcare and entrepreneurship including a podcast on Slice of Healthcare and previously writing for the Huffington Post.
Nick earned his BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UC Irvine, where he was awarded the 2018 Lauds and Laurels Distinguished Alumni Award, and an MS in Electrical Engineering from UCLA. Nick spends most of his free time playing with his three rambunctious young kids, eating pizza or taking walks with his best friend and wife, Dr. Renee Dua. Nick is a first-generation immigrant in the US – and was born in Mumbai, India.