Viome Life Sciences
When it comes to tech moguls, Naveen Jain is no neophyte. After moving to the U.S. from India in 1979, he worked for Unisys and then Microsoft, where he was awarded three patents for his work in Windows 95. In 1996, he founded his first venture, InfoSpace, which grew quickly but then fell as part of the Internet bubble crash of 2000. Not to be daunted, Jain founded a string of other technology ventures, including Intelius, TalentWise, Moon Express, and Bluedot. In 2016, he found his current company, Viome Life Sciences.
Why They Made the Worthy 100: Viome LIfe Sciences differs from Jain’s other ventures because it’s a biotech firm instead of a software company. Instead, Viome’s self-proclaimed mission is to eliminate chronic illness and someday build a disease-free world. Naive or not, Viome’s on its way, already selling diagnostic tools to analyze stool, saliva, and blood samples for detailed nutritional information and early signs of oral and throat cancer.