About Us

It’s personal, for all of us.

Too many people know the pain of losing someone too soon. Co-founder and CEO Shashi Shankar knew first-hand what it was like to lose a loved one to incomplete data and delays in the clinical trial and approval process. Instead of getting the chance to make new memories with his family, Shashi’s grandfather was unable to access a soon-to-be-released life-saving and clinically effective treatment for his gastroesophageal cancer.

Shashi, and his co-founder and Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr. Abe Abraham, are industry experts in the field. From taking successful drugs to market and running extensive clinical research, their unique medical and data backgrounds give them deep insight into the ways life sciences can innovate faster to save more lives. They created Novellia to bridge the gap between the patient’s whole story and data currently accessible to researchers.

By harnessing longitudinal and individually-linked patient data for clinical trials, treatments get to market faster and families can stay together.

Our Story

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Shashi Shankar

Co-founder & CEO

As Novellia’s Chief Executive Officer, Shashi oversees strategy, sales and marketing, and business development. Previously, Shashi was the Global Digital Health Lead at Roche and Marketing Lead at Genentech. He completed his MBA at Johns Hopkins University and MPH at Dartmouth College.

Abe Abraham

Dr. Abe Abraham, MD, MBA

Co-founder & CMO

As Novellia’s Chief Medical Officer, Abe oversees medical strategy and product innovation. Previously, Abe was the Global Head of Drug Development at AllAdapt and Global Medical Lead at Genentech. After medical school, he completed his training at the University of Chicago and earned his MBA at Johns Hopkins University.

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Elliot Katz

Head of Engineering

As Novellia's Head of Engineering, Elliot oversees engineering and product development. Previously, he was Senior Director of Engineering for Thirty Madison, Head of Engineering at Wonder, and one of ZocDoc's first engineers. He studied Computer Science at Columbia University.

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