Exceptional people – not code or capital – build transformative, category-defining companies.
We back deeply independent thinkers with audacious dreams and relentless determination.
Most importantly, we partner with special founders who have the rare ability to do two really hard things simultaneously:
- anticipate what will move society and culture forward in the future (we call this: “time jumping”, and it’s what makes certain founders “special”), and
- build and lead a transformative, category-defining company, from the outset through to massive scale.
We focus on a company’s long-term impact and invest at any stage from seed to growth rounds. We often work alongside founders at the ideation stage as an inception partner, as well as providing strategic insights and a willing sounding board to founders throughout the entire company lifecycle.
Wormhole Capital is the investment arm of Vivek Garipalli’s family office. While sector-agnostic, we seek business models that inherently propel a positive flywheel effect.
In 1935, Albert Einstein and physicist Nathan Rosen used the theory of general relativity to propose the existence of wormholes. These tunnel-like passages (also known as Einstein-Rosen “bridges”) connect two different points in space-time, theoretically creating a shortcut that reduces travel time and distance through superluminal (faster-than-light) motion. In other words: time travel.
Stage of our initial involvement with each company included in square brackets
Private equity-focused financial consulting and technology firm [Series A]
Bringing you a better glass of wine, no matter where you are [Seed]
Specialty kidney care provider of integrated nephrology and dialysis care [Seed]
Document automation and data extraction using AI [Series A]
Empowers smarter healthcare decisions with better evidence and insights [Series A]
Revenue cycle management services for hospitals and physician practice operators [Inception]
The first digital platform for health plan administration [Series A]
Improving the way people purchase and access healthcare [Series A]
Making accurate medical image interpretation universally available and affordable [Seed]
Data governance platform for organizations to automate data access control, security, and privacy compliance [Series B]
Health and technology company providing fertility, gynaecology, and family-building care [Seed]
Provides a complete compliance platform that automates workflows in a single, collaborative space [Seed]
Insurtech company that offers supplementary health insurance products for patients [Seed]
Building the world’s first bone marrow bank to treat blood cancers [Seed]
Values-aligned, membership-based society that is constructing a new metropolis [Seed]
Digital closing platform for real estate and mortgage companies to provide simple, secure homebuying experiences [Series B]
Machine learning-driven pharma company [Series A]
Predictive analytics and data platform for the healthcare industry [Seed]
Genome engineering company that enables access to CRISPR to accelerate life science research and development [Series B]
Evidence-based mental health tools that are accessible and enjoyable [Series A]
Alternative lodging service that operates pop-up hotels in newly built, luxury apartment buildings [Seed]
Vivek is the co-founder and CEO of Clover Health. Prior to Clover, he founded CarePoint Health in 2008, a fully integrated healthcare system in New Jersey. Through his role at CarePoint – whose mission is to serve uninsured and underinsured patient populations – Vivek experienced the misalignment of providers and insurance companies first-hand, which led to the founding of Clover. He also co-founded a healthcare services revenue cycle company called Ensemble Health before teaming up with a couple of friends at Flatiron Health. He helped drive the development of Flatiron Health’s strategy and business model and sat on the board through its sale to Roche in 2018.
Vivek has served and/or is serving on the Boards of Cityblock Health, Clover Health, Doctor Evidence, Flatiron Health, Medically Home, and Thyme Care. He is a financial supporter of The Bowery Mission, an organization that serves homeless New Yorkers. Vivek began his career in finance, holding roles at Credit Suisse First Boston, J.P. Morgan Partners and Blackstone Group.