Ara Chackerian is an investor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who lives and works in Silicon Valley. He invests in early stage healthcare firms that show promise due to what they are developing and who makes up their leadership. He has also founded a number of companies in the healthcare industry himself over the past 20 years. He is a 2001 graduate of Florida State University and has a degree in marketing.
Ara Chackerian has co-founded a number of companies in the healthcare industries such as TMS Health Solutions. He was the CEO of BMC Diagnostics and he is the executive chairman at both TMS Health Solutions and PipelineRx. At PSS/World Medical he was once an executive vice president. This last one is a company that distributes medical products around the globe.
ASC Capital Holdings is the venture investment firm that Ara Chackerian established in June 2007. He has invested capital in many healthcare firms such as Embion/Provider Links, Mint Medical Education, and others. He says that in life and when he is investing he is focused on healthcare, the environment and sustainability. You can visit their about.me page.
As a philanthropist he has supported charities in the United States, Armenia, and Nicaragua. In Armenia he supports the Nor Luyce Mentoring Center for Youth which is a nonprofit he and his father, Richard, founded. This nonprofit mentors girls who are making the transition from living in an orphanage to being on their own. They learn job skills and how to support themselves. Ara Chackerian also sits on this nonprofit’s board of directors.
In Nicaragua, he supports the population that lives around a teak farm he owns called Limonapa Teak. He supports educational initiatives and schools in the area, for example. Limonapa is a sustainable farm that is as much about stopping deforestation as it is about creating beautiful planks of teak to be used in furniture building. Where the farm is located the area had long since been deforested by people who had grazing cattle. He now employs these people and they do work that is far more sustainable and beneficial to the environment.
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