Elliot Menschik

Chief Digital Officer

Elliot is an ex-physician/scientist/engineer turned repeat founder/CxO, executive, and startup investor. At Resilience, he’s responsible for all things digital including infrastructure, applications/tools/informatics, information security, data science, and software engineering.

Most recently, Elliot was at Amazon Web Services (Amazon’s cloud computing arm) where he founded and led the company’s industry specialization initiative for the worldwide startup ecosystem. He and his team were responsible for putting Amazon’s people, technology, best practices, and relationships to work alongside investors and their portfolio companies to accelerate scientific, engineering, and commercial efforts in specific domains (biotech, healthtech, medtech, fintech, gametech, machine learning, artificial intelligence). In this capacity, he worked directly with hundreds of biotech customers from conception to exit at the intersection of cloud, data science, biology and chemistry.

Prior to joining Amazon, Elliot was Managing Partner at Dreamit Ventures, where he founded and led its healthcare and life science practice. In partnership with industry leaders (e.g. Johns Hopkins, Penn Medicine, Independence Blue Cross, and Kaiser Permanente), he sourced and seeded over 40 startups and worked alongside them to get to market with first customers and strategic partners.

Elliot was previously the founder and CEO of HxTechnologies, an early player in health information exchange which he sold in 2009 to Health Care Service Corporation (owner/operator of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Montana). Post-acquisition, he served as general manager at their health IT subsidiary, MEDecision, with responsibility for launching and running its provider-facing business. Outside of healthcare, Elliot co-founded and ran Venturef0rth, one of the first co-working spaces in Philadelphia, which he sold in 2014.

Elliot has also served on the University of Pennsylvania faculty, teaching science and engineering students how to launch and operate tech startups.

Elliot earned MD and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School doing computational neuroscience research on Alzheimer’s disease and memory function, specializing in massively parallel simulations of biophysically realistic neurons and anatomically inspired networks. Earlier, he attended Johns Hopkins earning MSEE and BSE degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering the following work in chip design.


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