Vinay Gidwaney is the Co-Founder and Head of Maxwell Health. Having served as the CPO and Co-Founder at the mobile fitness app DailyFeats, one of Maxwell’s wellness brand affiliates, Vinay has a proven track record in creating online experiences that build positive change.
Vinay guided DailyFeats’ product and technology development, leading a team of designers, developers, and strategists focused on solving one of the Internet’s toughest problems: activating both digital engagement and real-life action.
Prior to joining DailyFeats and Maxwell, Vinay was the Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of Control-F1, starting the company shortly after high school. An industry leader in Support Automation, Control-F1 served more than 100 customers worldwide, had 50 employees, and raised $13 million in venture capital. In December of 2005, Control-F1 was acquired by CA Technologies, one of the world’s largest software companies, exceeding $4 billion in sales.
Vinay was also Director and a founding investor of Neurosilicon, a life science company focused on advancing healthcare research through enabling rapid, non-invasive, targeted depolarization of excitable cells using the company’s novel photoconductive stimulation technology. In early 2008, Gidwaney was invited to be a visiting researcher in the Synthetic Neurobiology Group at MIT Media Lab. Under the leadership of Dr. Ed Boyden, Vinay is helping to invent novel devices to control neuronal circuits for the treatment of neurological disorders.
A 2002 winner of the prestigious MIT Technology Review Magazine Top 100 Innovators Under 35 award, Vinay lives in Cambridge with his wife, Sanjli, and is a proud father to their daughter Leela and son Niam.