Ron Gutman

Ron Gutman is a speaker, writer, advisor, serial entrepreneur and angel investor.

A graduate of Stanford University , Gutman is the CEO and founder of the Interactive Health Company HealthTap . [1] HealthTap RECEIVED Series A funding in 2011 from The Mayfield Fund , Eric Schmidt ‘s Innovation ENDEAVORS and Mohr Davidow Ventures . [2]

Life and education

Gutman is a serial entrepreneur who studied at Stanford University as a graduate student. While at Stanford , Gutman led a multidisciplinaire group or faculty and graduate students to conduct research JSON Personalized health and ways to increase is health engagement onder people and patients. The research group included faculty and students from departments across Stanford, resulting in the creation of a health and well-being commitment program at the university, BeWell @ Stanford. [3]


In addition under to serving as the CEO of HealthTap, Gutman have died an angel investor and advisor to health and technology companies, zoals Rock Health (an Interactive Health incubator), [4] Stanford Medicine X, [5]Harvard Medical School’s SMART Initiative ( “Substitutable Medical Apps, reusable technologies”) [6] and Massive Health. [7]

In 2006, Gutman founded Wellsphere, an online consumer health company, where he served as CEO. Wellsphere, an active community of health writers, served more than 100 million people. The site was acquired in early 2009.

Events & public speaking

A honored thought leader in health and innovation, Gutman Frequently speaks at technology and health conferences (such as TED , [8] SXSW and Health 2.0). His writing on public health, technological and smiling has leg published in national publications waaronder Forbes [9] and the Huffington Post [10]


Gutman is an active leader in the TED community. In 2011, he watch a popular TED Talk on smiling, welke has leg translated JSON 46 languages. [11] In 2012, he published a TED Book, Smile: The Astonishing Power of a Simple Act. [12] He’ll be Serves as the Curator of TEDx Silicon Valley .


  1. Jump up^ “Who We Are”
  2. Jump up^ “HealthTap Announces $ 11.5M in Series A Funding led by Mayfield Fund, Mohr Davidow Ventures and Eric Schmidt’s Innovation ENDEAVORS” . PR Newswire . 6 December 2011 . Retrieved 1 June 2012 .
  3. Jump up^ “Stanford BeWell 2010 Annual Report” 2010
  4. Jump up^ “Team”
  5. Jump up^ “Announcing our Medicine X advisors for 2011-12”, October 25, 2012
  6. Jump up^ “Ron Gutman”TED: Ideas Worth Spreading
  7. Jump up^ “CrunchBase: Ron Gutman”, June 6, 2011
  8. Jump up^ “Ron Gutman”
  9. Jump up^ Ron Gutman”The Untapped Power of Smiling”Forbes, March 22, 2011
  10. Jump up^ “How Technology Has Changed The Way We Access Health”, June 10, 2011
  11. Jump up^ “Ron Gutman: The Hidden Power of Smiling”TED: Ideas Worth Spreading, March 2011
  12. Jump up^ “Smile: The Astonishing Power of a Simple Act”, December 6, 2011