Sami Inkinen
CEO, Founder

Sami Inkinen is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Virta Health, the first clinically-proven treatment to safely and sustainably reverse type 2 diabetes without medications or surgery.

A data-driven technology entrepreneur and expert in building category-leading companies, Mr. Inkinen's personal connection to diabetes and passion to advance health on a global scale was the motivation behind Virta Health and its innovative approach to diabetes care.

Previously, Mr. Inkinen was the co-founder of the leading online real estate marketplace Trulia, serving as its COO and president and board member until its IPO and eventual sale to Zillow Group. He also worked on Microsoft's strategy team for MS Office, and as a consultant for McKinsey & Company within the software, telecommunications, and government sectors.

As a venture partner at Obvious Ventures, Mr. Inkinen also invests in and advises other health care IT companies.

To raise awareness about the dangers of sugar, during the summer of 2014, Mr. Inkinen and his wife rowed across the Pacific Ocean for 45 days, completely unsupported from California to Hawaii for 2,750 miles. He is also a triathlon age group world champion and 8 hour 24 minute Ironman with seven Hawaii Ironman finishes.

A physicist by training, Mr. Inkinen started his career as a radiochemist at a nuclear power plant and holds a Master of Science in engineering physics from the Helsinki University of Technology. He also earned a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University. He thinks his greatest luxury today is a small vegetable garden at his San Francisco Bay area home.

About Us

Virta is the first clinically-proven treatment to safely and sustainably reverse type 2 diabetes and is on a mission to reverse it in 100 million people. Learn how we are rethinking this epidemic.