Esther Dyson

Esther Dyson

Executive Founder


Esther Dyson(@edyson on twitter) is executive founder of Wellville (@WaytoWellville), a 10-year project to help US communities dramatically improve the health of their residents, and to develop and spread new business models for the cultivation of health. Wellville advises the five US-based Wellville communities on accelerating their own health initiatives, in Clatsop County, OR; Lake County, CA; Muskegon County, MI; North Hartford, CT; and Spartanburg, SC. Dyson is the W2W lead for Muskegon, and is actively involved in overall policy and fundraising for the project. Overall, Dyson works to leverage new business models, new technologies and new markets (both economic and political). From October 2008 to March of 2009, she lived in Star City outside Moscow, Russia, training as a backup cosmonaut. Apart from this brief sabbatical, she is an active board member for a variety of companies, including 23andMe, Luxoft, Pressreader, Wellpass (the company behind, and Yandex (Russia – YNDX). Her healthcare investments include 23andMe (also a director), 4D Healthware, Basil Health, Big Health,, Care.Coach, Clover Health, Eligible, Enso, Hawthorne Effect, Health Loop, HealthCelerate, HealthTap, i2Dx, Joany, Kurbo, Medesk, MedicaSafe, mEquilibrium, Nanowear, NeuroGeneCES, Nuna, Omada Health, PatientsLikeMe, PatientsKnowBest,, Proofpilot, Resilient, Sapiens DS, StartupHealth, Supportiv, Syllable, Tega Pharmaceutical, Tocagen,, Valkee, Virgo, Vital Score, Wellpass (director) and Zipongo.

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