When Aldo Carrascoso founded InterVenn Biosciences, his San Francisco-based healthtech company innovating around early cancer detection, he did it with one mission in mind: to build a world where no one is ever blindsided by disease.
It’s a mission everyone at InterVenn has imbibed, from the scientists running InterVenn’s state of the art lab to the janitors keeping their offices in order.
Before he was the co-founder and CEO of InterVenn, this Filipino entrepreneur was the founder and CTO of Veem (formerly Align Commerce), a cross-border payment platform that utilized blockchain years before anyone ever even heard of Bitcoin. According to Crunchbase, Veem boasts a lineup of investors including “Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield, Byers (the same venture capital responsible for Google, Twitter, Amazon, Uber, Waze, Slack and SnapChat among others), Google Ventures, Softbank Ventures, National Australian Bank, Silicon Valley Bank Ventures, Recruit Strategic Partners, and NYCA Investment Partnership LP (led by Hans Morris, former President of Visa and Max Levchin, founding CTO of PayPal).”
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His latest venture, InterVenn, utilizes next generation glycomics, instrumentation, and deep machine learning to change the way people diagnose cancer, all in the hopes of radically furthering research towards curing it.
Aldo credits much of his company’s ongoing success to the brilliance of his team. His only role, he claims, is empowering them with resources and love–a word he says he likes to use a lot. In this video, Aldo shares advice for founders looking to build startups that truly make a difference and why Filipino values are key to helping his companies thrive.
This fireside chat was organized by StartUp Village as part of their ENGAGE: Silicon Valley Immersion program. ENGAGE brings Philippine startups, entrepreneurs, and corporate executives to the global epicenters of innovation.
If you’re interested in joining the next leg of the program, slated for March 2 to 6, 2020, you can find out more at the ENGAGE: Silicon Valley Immersion program page.