Bhargav Sri Prakash, Founder and CEO of FriendsLearn Inc

Bhargav Sri Prakash, Founder and CEO of FriendsLearn Inc

Bhargav Sri Prakash is Founder & CEO of FriendsLearn, a Palo Alto and Chennai based life science company. A seasoned deep tech entrepreneur, he founded CADcorporation, to commercialize his graduate research in powertrain simulations at Michigan. CADcorporation was acquired by a Detroit based Automotive OEM. His second company – Vmerse – pioneered Virtual Reality Gaming for student recruiting, through a co-creative partnership with the University of Michigan. He exited Vmerse to a family office and then co-founded Nirmana LP, a quant trading and global macro hedge fund.

He left Nirmana in 2011, to dedicate himself to a renewed obsession – to protect the health of our future generations, by combining disciplined capitalism over a multi-decade horizon, deep science, scalable innovation, global value capture, and uncompromising ethics.

Bhargav invented Digital Vaccines based on 9 years of medical breakthroughs with world-renowned academic research partners, in Neuromodulation and Precision Neurocognitive training enabled by mobile AR/VR. Carnegie Mellon University featured Digital Vaccines as 2018’s top AI breakthrough and as “the new frontier of disease prevention through technology”.

He holds 6 patents, has co-authored papers in leading medical publications and serves on Scientific Advisory/Review Boards at Stanford Medical School, International Medical Informatics Association, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and UNICEF.

He recently received the patent for the ‘ systems and methods of digital vaccine’ that he developed as part of Carnegie Mellon University’s digital vaccine project.

He was a junior national tennis champion in India and considers it his greatest privilege, to have represented the tricolor on the global stage and when he played on the ATP/ITF tour.