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Esther Dyson

Chairman, Edventure

Esther Dyson is Chairman of EDventure Holdings, a quantified-selfer and an angel investor, recently focusing on health care and aerospace. She recently trained as a backup cosmonaut in Star City, outside of Moscow. While there, she had the pleasure of spending time with other cosmonauts and some of the U.S.’s finest astronauts. Apart from this sabbatical, Esther is an active board member/investor with 23andMe, Airship Ventures, Eventful, Evernote, IBS Group, Meetup, NewspaperDirect, Voxiva, WPP Group, XCOR Aerospace and Yandex. In addition, her current investments include Applied Proteomics, Genomera, Green Goose, Habit Labs, HealthEngage, HealthLoop, HealthRally, HealthTap, Keas, Medico, Medivo, MeQuilibrium, Medicalgorithmics, myBasis, Omada Health, Organized Wisdom, PatientsLikeMe, PatientsKnowBest, Resilient, Tocagen and Walkee in health; and Icon Aircraft, Nanoracks and Space Adventures, which organizes programs such as Esther’s for space tourists, in aerospace.