Robotics and Healthcare Innovator/Co-founder/CEO
Keller Rinaudo is a robotics and healthcare innovator who is showing the world how drone technology can be used to save lives. He is the CEO and co-founder of Zipline, the largest commercial autonomous system on earth, which delivers life-saving medical supplies to hospitals and health centers on demand. Zipline was named one of the “50 Most Disruptive Companies in the U.S.” in 2019 by CNBC, called a “visionary project” by the World Health Organization and dubbed “the new face of the aerospace industry” by The New York Times.
Zipline uses cutting-edge technology to leapfrog the absence of pre-existing infrastructure all over the globe and deliver medical necessities to healthcare professionals and patients in the most remote parts of the world. Before founding Zipline, Rinaudo was a software engineer with a special interest in robots and autonomous systems. A graduate of Harvard University, Rinaudo built computers out of RNA and DNA that operate in human cells as molecular doctors and published this research in Nature Biotechnology, becoming one of the youngest first authors in that publication’s history.
Rinaudo currently oversees a team of 150 flight engineers and operators formerly of companies including SpaceX, Boeing and Google, based in the San Francisco Bay Area and Rwanda.