WHO I AM
Hello! I’m Kori, a human based in San Francisco with a name that conveniently doubles as a motivational affirmation when spelled backwards. I'm a passion-driven philomath, product-thinker, and questioner of all things conventional. My mission is to advance human longevity using technology and preventative health. I'm paving that path by working with health and biotechnology startups on product and strategy to chip away at traditional medicine's backwards system and spearhead a new future for health. I'm riding the entrepreneurial, early-stage rollercoaster to build empathy and expertise that I can later apply as an operational investor, scaling my vision and helping other disruptors change the world.
Coming from a background in biomedical engineering, I was originally planning on medical school because of my fascination with the complexities of the human body and my personal interest in preventative health. That changed after working in the ER for two years. I quickly learned that the industry moved in the opposite direction I wanted to. I saw reactive, pharmaceutically-driven and disease-centered care due to flawed incentive structures, disjointed specialists, and archaic regulations. I saw individuals deprived of actionable insight on how to live healthier and longer, and as a result relying on a system that failed to do so. It drew me towards consumer technology. Rather than trying to fix a deeply flawed system, I’m more interested in empowering the masses to take health into their own hands. I wanted to go where my vision for extending human life was not only feasible but could be put to action quickly. Technology is the place to do that. And San Francisco is the world's nucleus for it.
I work with teams that are building innovative technology to revolutionize health and advance human longevity to lead into building a VC fund that empowers more passionate founders to do so. Otherwise, you’ll find me weightlifting, eating keto, inhaling books, writing, riding my Ninja 300, drinking craft cocktails, or exploring the world.