Shilen Patel is the chief executive officer and founder of HealthAxis, as well as a serial entrepreneur and investor who has spent his entire career leading companies in the Healthcare IT space. Prior to founding HealthAxis, Mr. Patel was a top executive and part owner of Visionary Healthware. Under his leadership, Visionary Healthware achieved 30x growth and received recognition as one of America’s 100 largest healthcare IT companies before being acquired by an international public company.
He is also an active early stage and private equity investor, as well as founder of multiple other enterprises. His investments range from tiny startups to more visible and remote assets such as ownership in Bologna FC, a soccer team competing with the likes of Juventus and AC Milan in Italy’s Serie A.
In 2017, Mr. Patel became a co-founder and Chairman of the TiE Tampa Bay Angel Fund, a $3 million fund established to financially support Florida startups, improve understanding and awareness of angel investing among Tampa Bay investors, and help startups fulfill their potential as value drivers and community assets. Mr. Patel is highly active in the management and formation of the Drs. Kiran and Pallavi Patel Family Office, which holds a nine-figure portfolio of real estate, direct and indirect investments, and marketable securities. He chairs the Creative Entrepreneurship Lab, a non-profit initiative related to the Tampa Innovation Alliance which supports entrepreneurial activity in the USF area and at the uptown site. Additionally, He is a founding Director of Central Bank, a community bank which services Tampa, St Augustine, and Winter Park.
In 2013, Mr. Patel graduated from the EMBA-Global programme at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business and the London Business School with an MBA from both institutions. He received his undergraduate degree in business administration with a concentration in entrepreneurship at Babson College in 2002.