Chinmoy is a healthcare veteran with more than 12 years of expertise medical industry in India and USA. He started his illustrious career as a software engineer at Infosys but left it few years down the line to pursue MBA in corporate strategy. He has been a recipient of several awards and honors throughout his life. He also has held a position as director of sales at HealthAsyst Pvt. Ltd responsible for building the business for HealthAsyst globally.
He has a deep domain expertise in patient engagement solutions, revenue cycle management, claims to process and on regulatory subjects such as HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley. However, his true ingenuity came to the forefront when he launched AllizHealth. A health-based platform enables users to store/access/share health information more efficiently, track various health risks and parameters, store digitized health documents and connect with caregivers.
Please provide a brief overview of your product/ service.
AllizHealth is building health management platform. The role of this platform would be to help users figure their areas of health risks early, use various tools to monitor such risks and access variety of resources to manage the same.
What inspired you to build the above product/ service?
The inspiration came in from both personal and professional experiences. I have been in healthcare all my professional life, so the choice of space was obvious for me, even myopic to a certain extent. I do not know any other subject. Then there were certain incidents on a personal front as well which led me to believe that curative care has to make way for preventive health.
What is your life mantra?
Everything in life happens for a reason, and, for good.
What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?
The most challenging part has certainly been dealing with the frequent lows and the disappointments. It gets extremely tough to gather yourself and get back to work.
How did you overcome those challenges?
I am fortunate to have a great support system. On one side I have my family as a constant source of encouragement and their belief in my abilities is incredible. On the other side, my extremely passionate team and their never give up attitude gives me the resolve to bounce back.
Share some details about the investments that you have been able to fetch for the business till now.
We have raised a seed round of $350K from Mumbai Angels. The primary use of the funds were to strengthen our technology team and add innovative features to our platform.
How do you protect yourself from the problem of Brain Drain?
There is a great deal of learning which happens when one is working with a start-up. Wearing multiple hats and multi-tasking is almost the norm. We have been lucky to find a bunch of extremely talented people who realize this truth and the challenge drives them to work every day. For other not so entrepreneurial talents, we look to provide a culture where there is less of uncertainty and clarity in decision making.
According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?
Humbleness, Integrity, Courage
Which online tools/ services/ apps do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?
Goibibo, Uber, Oyo…You get the drift, am a sales person.
Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.
My ability to shut myself out from rest of the world and not move till I get my work complete.
Share any one habit which you wish to change in yourself.
I can be extremely moody. At times, I am the best team man and yet at times, I like to be aloof and with no one disturbing me. I hate these swings.
Answer in less than 50 words
Realizing that success is not an event, but, a process.
- One mistake you believe every individual must avoid:
Complacency – as this breeds mediocrity
- One most important lesson that you have learned till now:
Making ambiguity my best friend
What are your plans for next 3 years?
We are looking to make inroads into the tier 2 and tier 3 cities in India. Same time, start building a footprint in south East Asia and Middle East countries. The plan is to make our self the de facto provider for health portal and preventive care solutions.
If you get a chance to start your career again what would you do differently this time?
I would have probably started on the entrepreneurial journey much earlier. But, no matter, I am pretty sure, I would have ended up with AllizHealth again.
What are your top three getaway destinations?
Las Vegas, Sri Lanka, Kerela
Share a quote that inspires you the most.
“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.”