Dr. Alex Young is the founder and CEO of Virti and also invests in early-stage companies with a focus on education technology and health technology sectors. Dr. Young’s main focus is building Virti to revolutionise how people learn, train and perform in B2B organisations to improve human performance. Dr. Young hosts The Human Performance Podcast which covers topics relating to performance, productivity, learning and more with some awesome guests. On his YouTube Channel and socials, he makes videos about productivity, learning/studying, growing a company and tips and life hacks for entrepreneurs. His writing is featured in Entrepreneur, Forbes and a few other publications. Background: Dr. Young studied Medicine for 6 years at the University of Bristol graduating in 2009, then trained as a trauma and orthopedic surgeon practising in the UK and also in New York for a fellowship period. He did a Masters degree in surgery during his surgical training and was also awarded a degree in education.
From Dr. Young: “I taught myself to code aged 14 and I’m a huge video game nerd. I grew an in-person events, conference and education company during medical school as a side hustle. I spun out an online education company for health professionals preparing for exams and scaled this to 7 figures in revenue around my day job as a doctor, generating passive income as I worked. I took the big decision to leave my job in surgery and founded Virti in 2018. I read around 100 books per year on average. I’m extremely sporty and do crossfit, weights, HiiT and have run the New York and Tokyo Marathons.”