|Kansas State University, Bachelors||1999|
|Chemistry/ Chemical Engineering Biochemistry|
|Albert Einstein College of Medicine, MD-PhD|
|Infectious Disease, Microbiology and Immunology, Molecular Biology|
Jeevan Padiyar / Connectors Group
Jeevan Padiyar is a technology entrepreneur and investor. He currently serves as CEO/CFO of Bookswim. Prior to Bookswim Jeevan served as Principle at the Connectors Group (a product and investment strategy firm.)
In 2004 Jeevan helped shape the podcasting market as chairman and CFO of RawVoice, Inc., which created the first podcasting network and was first to monetize the medium. At RawVoice, Jeevan oversaw the companyâ€™s first acquisition and signed agreements with GoDaddy, Citrix and Nokia.
Prior to Rawvoice, Jeevan studied medicine as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Fellow at Albert Einstein College, focusing on novel antimicrobial agents and vaccine strains for Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis. His research, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is frequently cited in scientific literature as instrumental to the understanding of the pathogenesis of tuberculosis.
In 1994, Jeevan founded Simply Blimps, an arena blimp manufacturer and led it to 150 employees and $30M in sales in 5 years. Jeevan holds B.S. degrees in chemistry/chemical engineering and biochemistry from Kansas State graduating Phi Beta Kappa.