A Fireside Chat With the Co-founder & CEO of AKASA - Malinka Walaliyadde
Malinka Walaliyadde is co-founder & CEO of AKASA, the leading developer of AI for healthcare operations. AKASA scales human intelligence with cutting-edge AI to automate and optimize operational infrastructure at health systems.
Before AKASA, Walaliyadde was a partner at Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), a $16.5B venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley. At Andreessen Horowitz, he helped start and build their healthcare investment team, which focused on investments at the intersection of software and healthcare; he worked on almost 20 assets totalling over $250M in deal value. Walaliyadde previously worked at Corning Life Sciences, Counsyl, and on the healthcare team at Deloitte.
Walaliyadde has previously been named to the Forbes 30 under 30 list and holds a bachelor’s degree in Materials Science & Engineering, graduating cum laude with honours from Cornell University.
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