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Ben Robbins

Venture Partner

After undergrad I spent two years starting a school in Dar Es Salaam, working with a Tanzanian family. A close friend and I raised money to build classrooms, a playground, bathrooms, and other facilities. We arranged for physicians to visit the school, and treat a variety of illnesses, mostly parasites, malaria, and complications from HIV and AIDS. As those kids became healthier, I saw firsthand the profound impact of creative solutions to delivering healthcare. The entire experience made me passionate about innovation in healthcare delivery, leading me down the path to medical school, and eventually entrepreneurship.