Ronjon Nag SM '91
Founder and President
- R42 Group
- Stanford University School of Medicine - Adjunct Professor
Ronjon Nag is an inventor, teacher and entrepreneur. He is an Adjunct Professor in Genetics at the Stanford School of Medicine, becoming a Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute Fellow in 2016. He teaches AI, Genes, Ethics, Longevity Science and Venture Capital. He is a founder or advisor/board member of 100 start-ups and President of the R42 Group, a venture capital firm which invests in, and creates, AI and Longevity companies. As a smartphone pioneer his companies have been sold to Apple, BlackBerry, and Motorola. More recently he has worked on the intersection of AI and Biology. He has been awarded the IET Mountbatten Medal by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the 2021 IEEE-SCV Outstanding Engineer Award, the 2021 IEEE-USA Entrepreneurship Award, the 2023 COGX AI Conference Lifetime Achievement Award and as Chair of Bounce Imaging, the $1m Verizon Powerful Answers Award. Professor Nag has a Ph.D from Cambridge, an SM from MIT and a B.Sc. from Birmingham in the UK. He is Director of MIT Alumni Angels of Northern California, winner of the 2023 MIT Bronze Beaver Award.