Nick Damiano

Nick Damiano is a serial entrepreneur with broad experience in medical devices and digital health. He has 15 years of experience as a healthcare entrepreneur, innovator, and leader. He is currently Co-Founder & CEO of Zenflow, which is developing a novel office-based therapy to relieve symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a urologic condition that impacts quality of life over 500 million men globally. The company has raised over $60 million in funding and conducted successful clinical trials in five countries. Zenflow is backed by leading venture firms including Invus and F-Prime and was one of the first medical device companies funded by Y Combinator, the world’s leading startup accelerator.

Prior to Zenflow, Nick was an Innovation Fellow at Stanford University. Before Biodesign, he co-founded Avail MedSystems (f.k.a. Nurep), a company developing telemedicine solutions for medical device procedures that has raised over $100 million in venture funding. In this role, Nick led the successful technical development effort to bring the company’s product to market and also played key roles in strategy, sales, and fundraising. Prior to Avail, he worked in engineering roles for several small medical device companies, including developing critical algorithms for the world’s first leadless cardiac pacing system at EBR Systems.

Outside of Zenflow, Nick plays an active role in mentoring and advising medtech and healthcare entrepreneurs and startups. He has served as an advisor in various capacities at StartX, Y Combinator Startup School, Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign, and the Rosenman Institute. He is also a Venture Partner at Pioneer Fund, a venture fund led by Y Combinator alumni.

Nick grew up on the east coast and earned his M.S. and B.S. with Distinction in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University.