When Vaibhav sees a problem, he gets creative to find a solution.
“I started my first business, Prima Clinics, because primary care in India was completely broken, and I wanted to do something about it,” the physician and entrepreneur says. “I didn’t view it as a departure from medicine—I thought it allowed me to improve many more lives.” Today, his collective of outpatient clinics provides healthcare to thousands of underserved families.
At Prima, Vaibhav learned that businesses can rapidly effect change, especially when they leverage technology. While in the Valley, he applied this insight to solving important problems: First he worked at Stride, a benefits-management company that connects freelancers and temp workers with cost-effective insurance. And later, while pursuing his MBA at Stanford, he started Comfort to bring life-improving services to the homes of the elderly.
To bring change through business and technology, Vaibhav decided to become a VC and support like-minded entrepreneurs. “I love meeting hungry, perpetually learning, and unconventional founders,” he says. “I love getting to know them deeply, to learn what drives them, and why they do what they do.”
It’s the why that really interests Vaibhav, who knows from experience that passion leads to drive, which leads to growth and change. “Because,” he says, “I believe that a human can move mountains if she really wants to do something.”