Ara Chakerian is a notable investor and entrepreneur based in the San Francisco Bay Area who has invested in numerous health care companies. Ara Chackerian is a founder and board member of TMS Health Solutions (TMS). TMS is a global leader in treating depression through Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, which has been shown to be effective in the fight against depression. As far as his investing experience is concerned, he is heavily invested in many health-tech and healthcare services where he has been instrumental in bringing up future healthcare companies. We will recap a February 2018 article by George Baker of Interview.net discussing one of Ara’s investments with TMS Health Solutions.
One other interesting investment that Ara Chackerian has been heavily involved in is Limonapa Teak. Like many of you, I was not too familiar with what a “teak farm” was. After thorough research, I discovered that a teak farm is a farm based on a tropical hardwood tree used for sustainable farming and maintaining forestation. The teak farm allows an environmentally friendly way of growing crops and maintain cattle grazing. Limonapa is an area in Nicaragua known for its teak tree base. Now, on to George’s article. You can visit their website arachackerian.com
George first asks Ara about how he came about deciding on TMS in which he replied that he had help with one of his business partners who helped him with numerous healthcare centers in Northern California. From there, the decision was made to pursue TMS. When asked about the treatment, Ara replied that the treatment itself provided a lot of potential and it would compliment medication and talk therapy. He was surprised that many few people were aware at the opportunity to jump in on this form of treatment. Along with Dr. Richard Bermudas, Ara and his investors saw the potential for expanding access for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. Together with Dr. Bermudas, they were able to deliver a model for TMS that would benefit the patients in terms of experience and treatment.