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Profile -Robin Farmanfarmaian


An overview of Robin Farmanfarmaian including her professional & personal background, companies she has invested in, the names of her books, her most viewed YouTube talks with links, her philosophy as a CEO, and her thought leadership work. This is needed for a healthcare podcast interview with Robin Farmanfarmaian.

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  • Robin Farmanfarmaian describes herself as a "professional speaker, entrepreneur and angel investor working on companies in cutting edge tech poised to impact 100M people or more." She currently seves as the Vice President of Actavalon. She is also a Strategic Relations Advisor to MindMaze and she co-founded the Organ Preservation Alliance and Somni-Labs.
  • So far, she has had more than 100 speaking engagements in up to 18 countries where she educates her audiences on "technology, the future of healthcare, patient empowerment, building thought leadership, and more."
  • Farmanfarmaian was born and raised in Amherst, New Hampshire. She later attended Boston University where she got her Bachelor of Science in Business Management. She has also attended and/or took classes at Golden Gate University, Stanford University, Singularity University, and Harvard University. Robin Farmanfarmaian went to boarding school at Lawrence Academy and Kimball Union Academy as well. She was a Tri-Varsity athlete in lacrosse, ice hockey, and field hockey.
  • Her "philanthropy and volunteer work takes the form of many venues from serving as an Associate Trustee for San Francisco Ballet ENCORE, President for 3 years, Opening Night Gala Chair for 2 years, and as Advisory Council and Volunteer Management for San Francisco Opera’s BRAVO; to mentoring women and sponsoring female empowerment groups for women's support both professionally and personally at the Palo Alto Coalition."
  • So far, she has written two books. Her most recent book, The "Thought Leader Formula: Strategically Leverage Your Expertise to Drive Business & Career Goals" was published in March 2019 while "The Patient as CEO: How Technology Empowers the Healthcare Consumer" was published in 2015.
  • In the book "The Patient as CEO: How Technology Empowers the Healthcare Consumer," she discusses being misdiagnosed at 16 with an autoimmune disease which led to 43 hospitalizations by the age of 26, three removed organs, and six major surgeries.
  • Her family is one of the founding families of Macys, the Folgers, and Nantucket.