Serial entrepreneur and philanthropist driven to solve the world’s biggest challenges through innovation
Naveen is an intensely curious entrepreneur who is not afraid to take on audacious ideas that will push humanity forward and allow people to live better lives. He is the author of the award-winning book Moonshots: Creating a World of Abundance. His current moonshot adventures are Viome and Moon Express. As a serial entrepreneur, he previously founded InfoSpace, Intelius, and TalentWise.
Viome’s singular mission is to “make illness optional.” Viome has built an AI-driven platform that analyzes the interaction between food, our microbiome, and our human cells to develop precision nutrition to prevent and reverse chronic diseases.
Moon Express is the only company globally with permission to harvest resources from the moon—developing the infrastructure needed to push humanity forward toward a true multi-planetary society.
In addition to his current moonshots, he is the Vice-Chairman of the Board at Singularity University, where he focuses on educating and inspiring leaders to utilize innovative technologies to address humanity’s greatest challenges. He is also on the Board of the XPRIZE Foundation, an organization that uses incentivized prize competition to push the limits of what’s possible — to change the world for the better.
Naveen has been the recipient of many honors for his entrepreneurial successes. These include:
“Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young, “Most Creative Person” by Fast Company, “Top 20 Entrepreneurs” & “Lifetime Achievement Award” for leadership by Red Herring. “Medal of Honor” by Ellis Island, and “Top 50 Philanthropists” by Town & Country Magazine.