About Our Founders

We started Nirvana to bring cost transparency to mental health care. We now build tools that allow care providers across specialties to instantly surface in- and out-of-network insurance benefits and calculate reimbursement estimates.

Akshay Venkitasubramanian

Chief Executive Officer  

Former Employer Specialty Care Team at Mount Sinai and former product lead at Remedy Partners. Ex-Deloitte Consultant.

Urvish Parikh

Chief Technology Officer

Former Senior Software Engineer at Enigma and former software engineer at Microsoft.

Kelvin Chan

Chief Product Officer and President

Former Director of Product at Enigma and former consultant at IQVIA. Supported brand strategy at J&J.

Our Values

Health is a Human Right

Wellness isn’t a nice-to-have. We want to create a world where all people can seek care regardless of cost.

Accuracy and Reliability

Insurance is notoriously complicated and often impossible to understand. We bring accuracy and transparency to insurance benefit checks, through machine learning, giving providers large and small instant access to reimbursement amounts and net cost of care.

Access and Inclusion

Confusing rules and unreliable estimates drive providers away from insurance, which in turn can drive clients away from care. We make it easier for providers to leverage insurance and to retain clients by accurately surfacing insurance benefits and reimbursement amounts.

Our Team Comes From The Leading edge of medical billing and technology

We partner with experts in the mental healthcare field

Jaclyn Satchel

Director at
Therapists in Tech

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Jessica Behr

Founder & Director of Behr Psychology

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Carrie Singer

Executive Director, Quince Orchard Psychotherapy

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Dr. Scott Breitinger

Co-Director of Digital Innovation at Mayo Clinic

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Dr. Ariella Soffer

Founder and Director of Soffer And Associates

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Charles Gross

Former Head of Behavioral Health Business Unit at Anthem

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Nirvana is an innovative, diverse healthcare tech startup based in New York City. We are on a mission to expand access to consistent health care by leveraging insurance to bring down costs.

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