Dec 17, 2021
Navin Goyal, M.D. is a physician and entrepreneur who serves
as CEO of LOUD Capital, an early-stage venture capital and
alternative investment firm leveraging capital, entrepreneurship,
and education to grow impactful companies across the globe.
Bringing his physician training to do good for people, Navin
strives to make venture capital more purpose-driven, inclusive, and
impactful. Before co-founding LOUD Capital, Navin practiced
anesthesiology in a large hospital-based setting and was the
Medical Director of a community hospital for several years. The
beginning of his entrepreneurial journey was co-founding OFFOR
Health (formerly SmileMD), a venture-backed mobile healthcare
company that expands access to care across the United States with a
dedicated focus on lower-income and rural communities. His story,
his experience, and what he sees as an opportunity for physicians
to have a broader impact on themselves and society is the focus of
his book, Physician Underdog. Navin received his M.D.
from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and trained
in anesthesiology at the University of Chicago Medical
We discuss his journey from the OR to the board room, how the
grass is actually greener after leaving medicine, why we need to
dig our well before we are thirsty and by thirsty, I mean
stagnating or burnt out, why venture capital funds aren’t as risky
as I thought, and how to pick a fund for investing.