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Stanford University Graduate School of Business, MBA 2005

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Founder & CEO

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Chief Products & Innovation Officer

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Ron Gutman

Ron Gutman is the Founder & CEO of Health Tap.

He is responsible for the company’s innovation, vision and product.

Ron is also an Avid Public Speaker and Writer, frequently presenting at health and technology conferences (such as TED, SXSW and Health 2.0) and contributing pieces about technology, health and smiling in leading publications (such as Forbes, the Huffington Post, and TEDBooks).

Additionally, he serves as the Curator of TEDx Silicon Valley.

Prior to founding HealthTap, Ron was the Founder & CEO of a leading online consumer health 2.0 company that developed the world’s largest community of independent health writers and became one of the largest health sites on the Internet, serving more than 100 million users to date (acquired in early 2009).

As a Graduate student at Stanford University, Ron organized and led a Multidisciplinary Group of Faculty and Graduate students conducting research in personalized health and in the design of ways to help people live healthier, happier lives. The group’s work resulted in the implementation of one of the most acclaimed and engaging employee health and well-being programs in the nation, BeWell@Stanford.

Additionally, Ron is an Angel Investor and Advisor to health and technology companies,

Rock Health (The first Interactive Health Incubator),

Stanford’s Medicine X and Harvard Medical School’s SMArt Initiative (“Substitutable Medical Apps, reusable technologies”) .

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
NextDigest 6/2011Venture Round$390k6



TED 2011- The Hidden Power of Smiling

Added: 6/6/11


  1. NextDigest Raises $390K ( [edit]
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