Gioia Messinger

Gioia Messinger is an accomplished serial entrepreneur, executive and advisor with extensive background in connected devices, robotics/AI and digital health. She serves as Founder and Principal of LinkedObjects, Inc., a technology and business strategy firm specialized in digital transformation brought about by AI and the Internet of Things and as Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of California, San Diego. Previously, she was Founder and CEO of Avaak, Inc. (acquired by Netgear), a venture-funded company that created VueZone/Arlo, the award winning DIY Smart Home video security system that defined the category and is now the market leader. Arlo will be spun-out in an IPO (NASDAQ:ARLO) later this year. Prior to Avaak, Gioia founded SUMMIT Design Technologies, Inc., a San Diego based engineering services firm. In that role, she contributed to the development of the first wireless Endoscopic Capsule or PillCam™ (NASDAQ: GIVN) – a revolutionary, patient friendly diagnostic product and one of the first wireless ingestible devices ever conceived. Earlier in her career, she served as Founder and CEO of MedSmart, Inc. (acquired by Kaiser), a medical information systems company, that developed disruptive patient centric electronic health record software.

Ms. Messinger is a member of the screening committee of the Triton Technology Fund, an early-stage seed fund dedicated to investing in UCSD related companies, and a visiting lecturer at the Rady School of Management at UCSD. She serves as corporate Director and Advisor for several private technology firms and served on the board of Vicon Industries (NYSE:VII). In addition, she serves on the Council of Advisors for the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego.

Gioia was a judge for the Anu and Naveen Jain Women’s Safety XPRIZE, a $1M global competition to develop technologies to ensure the safety of women, the Chief Judge for the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, a $10 million competition to bring healthcare to the palm of your hands, and the Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE, a competition to transform medical sensors.

She received her master’s degree in Business Administration from the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine and BS/MA degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California, San Diego.

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