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Announcing our new advisor, David Jen - Google X

Updated: Jan 18, 2023

ELANZA Wellness is delighted to announce that we have onboarded influential technology executive, David Jen, to our advisory team!

As Director of Finance at Google's 'moonshot factory' X, an alumnus of Google, Yahoo, Thomson Reuters and JP Morgan, he has an incredible track record and wealth of experience to bring to our team.

"I'm really excited to join ELANZA as an advisor,” says David Jen. “My wife and I know firsthand how difficult and lonely it can be when you’re struggling to start a family. We’ve been lucky enough to have two healthy children, but ever since that time we’ve been looking for a scalable way to help other families going through their fertility journeys."

In his role as head of the investments and strategic finance teams at X, David sits at leading edge of innovation worldwide, leading diligence and capital allocation across a portfolio of 'Moonshot companies' that are creating radical new technologies to solve some of the world’s hardest problems. He is passionate about turning nascent technologies into businesses and creating the right environment for repeatable innovation.

David earned an MBA from UCLA Anderson, and a BA from Tufts University, and prior to his leadership role at X, David's work at Google included being a part of deal teams that signed some of the company's largest commercial partnerships.

At ELANZA Wellness – a personalized platform for life’s most stressful events, starting with fertility, family and balance, which emerged from the prestigious Techstars New York 2021 accelerator program - he is serving as an elected company advisor.

In just a short amount of time, David has already been instrumental in the company's development, sharing his knowledge and expertise around partnerships, scaling, fundraising and more and has already provided enormously valuable input around product and business model with the founding team.

"I was completely in awe of Brittany and Cat [founders Brittany Hawkins and Catherine Hendy] when I first met them; not only are they building an amazing platform but their poise, integrity, and empathy make me believe that they're building the next billion-dollar company in this space and that they’re going to help a lot of people," said David. "I’m really excited to be along for the ride."

ELANZA Wellness CEO, Brittany Hawkins, said: “David’s advisory will prove instrumental in our path to growing a multi-billion dollar company - whilst creating the next generation of tech-enabled care that makes living a life you choose possible for individuals and families around the world.

Specifically, David will be an invaluable source of mentorship around the ELANZA team’s B2B2C partnerships with his immense past experience and as a technology executive. His input is already proving beneficial in helping us unlock the exponential data value contained within our platform that will steer the company to becoming a major player in the next few years.

Most of all, David is wonderful to work with! In every interaction with him, we leave feeling more driven, confident, and focused! We could not be more elated to have him on our team.”

Learn more about ELANZA Wellness on our website, Instagram and Linkedin.


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