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Shobhan Thakkar

HealthX Ventures

For the past several years, Shobhan has been an investor in healthcare technology companies through HealthX Ventures, an early-stage, healthcare tech-focused venture capital fund.

Shobhan's professional career began in New York City, where he worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers and then as a corporate transactional attorney at Troutman Sanders LLP.

Shobhan also has extensive startup experience and operational experience, leading a Wisconsin tech company to a successful exit as general counsel and a senior executive. He was COO of another startup; corporate counsel at Epic, a leading health software technology company; and was on the founding teams of several high-growth technology companies.

Shobhan is actively involved in the local startup scene in Madison, Wisconsin, where he is an organizer of 1 Million Cups, a Kauffman Foundation initiative; he also guest lectures at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Shobhan attended the University of Illinois Urbana'Champaign, where he double-majored in finance and economics. For graduate school, he attended The Ohio State University, earning a law degree from the Moritz College of Law and a Master of Accounting from the Fisher College of Business.

Shobhan is a Trustee for the South Asian Bar Association Foundation.

Shobhan served his fellowship at HealthX Ventures under the mentorship of Carrie Thome, Director of Investments at the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). He is a member of Class 22.