Hesaam Esfandyarpour

Founder and CEO, GenapSys Inc

Hesaam Esfandyarpour

Founder and CEO, GenapSys Inc

Biography

Hesaam is the Founder and CEO of GenapSys Inc. He is an inventor of electronic DNA sequencing, a technology he developed during his PhD work at Stanford. Hesaam has dedicated the past decade of his life to the development of this novel DNA sequencing technology, which has at its core the convergence of multiple fields of science, engineering, chemistry, biology, and computing.

Hesaam started to work on developing this electronic DNA sequencing at the Stanford Genome Technology Center for a period of nearly six years before securing licenses to the IP and incorporating GenapSys in January of 2010. He has grown GenapSys from just a handful of employees working out of Menlo Labs incubator space to a dynamic team of employees across eight functional teams currently headquartered in Redwood City. In 2012, Hesaam partnered GenapSys with StartX, an accelerator for the development of Stanford’s top entrepreneurs. He has raised approximately $166M for GenapSys in multiple rounds of financing.

Hesaam holds a PhD and MS in Electrical Engineering, and MSc Management degree, all from Stanford University. He earned his BS in Electrical Engineering with Honors from Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran.

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