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Shobhan  Thakkar


Shobhan was a founding partner of HealthX Ventures, a digital health-focused fund out of Madison, WI. Through HealthX, Shobhan has been instrumental in investments made in several digital health companies focusing on revenue optimization and behavioral health engagement platforms. Shobhan joined NRCCUA in July 2017 as its General Counsel, Head of Corporate Development, and Chief Compliance Officer. With a broad background that includes working at a big 4 accounting firm, in the New York City office of a global law firm and as an attorney at Epic, Shobhan is able to advise on business, legal and accounting issues. He also has extensive startup and working with high growth companies, including, leading a Madison tech company to a successful exit as general counsel, and being on the founding teams of several high-growth tech companies, the most recent just having completed a $30MM Series C round. Shobhan has a law degree and a masters of accounting from The Ohio State University. He also has degrees in finance and economics from the University of Illinois. Now living in Texas, Shobhan previously resided in Madison, Wisconsin, where, among other recognitions, he was named as one of Madison’s 40 under 40 in 2014. Shobhan has regularly lectured at the University of Wisconsin and has a passion in assisting entrepreneurs with all aspects of starting and growing their companies as well as helping technology companies in their M&A and corporate development activities. Shobhan is part of the prestigious Kauffman Fellows program, one of the world’s premier innovation, leadership, and venture capital-focused programs. Shobhan is an active angel investor and part of several angel groups.