Matthew Stoudt is a recovering investment banker, serial entrepreneur and the CEO and Co-Founder of appliedVR, the leading therapeutic VR platform in the US. appliedVR delivers non-pharmacological therapeutic alternatives to patients both in hospitals and at home via its VR Pharmacy. The company is partnered with 10 of the top 20 ranked hospitals (including the Mayo Clinic, Cedars-Sinai and NY-Presbyterian) and 3 of the top 10 ranked pediatric hospitals (including Boston Children’s Hospital) and is deployed in over 50 health care systems across the US. appliedVR was selected as the only therapeutic VR platform by Anthem as part of an innovative state Medicaid program.

Prior to founding appliedVR, Matthew founded and built out the largest digital out of home media platform in the US, exiting to Verifone in 2014; launched multiple successful businesses as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at McDonald’s Corporation; and began his career in investment banking and private equity.

Matthew earned his MBA at Kellogg Graduate School of Business graduating with honors and his BA from Northwestern University.

Matthew is passionate about making a difference and brings that passion to leveraging the unique attributes of VR to drive positive behavior change and solve some of health care’s most intractable problems.

He is a member of the IBM Watson Advisory Board, the Metagenics Scientific Advisory Board, the Salk Institute NeuroAI group, and the Longevity Org Advisory Board.

Dr. Nova has over 30 issued, and 45 pending patents; and he has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals. With degree’s in Biochemistry, Physics/Computer Science, and Medicine, Dr. Nova is a Board-certified Dermatologist and Dermatopathologist licensed in California. In his minimal spare time, Michael likes to surf big waves in Indonesia and Mexico, and he also helped build a WHO-sanctioned basic care clinic in the Fijian town of Nabila.