Ara Chackerian, Entrepreneur and Angel Investor

Ara Chackerian is a philanthropist, entrepreneur and angel investor who lives and works in San Francisco. Mr. Chackerian is best known for his work in the field of healthcare technology, and he has founded a number of companies that specialize in diagnostic imaging service equipment. These companies include BMC Diagnostics, TMS Heal Solutions and Pipeline RX, which operates a telepharmacy service.

Ara Chackerian received his higher education at the Florida State University College of Business, and in 2001, the same year that he graduated, he founded BMC Diagnostics. He acted as the CEO of BMC from 2001 to 2007. In 2007, he became a Partner at ASC Capital Holdings, which is in the business of investing in healthcare companies that are still in their early stages. In the subsequent years, Mr. Chackerian served as a board member for a variety of companies, including Pipeline Healthcare, Juma Ventures and Mint Medical Education. In 2015, he co-founded TMS Health Solutions, where he now serves as a board member. Aside from serving on the TMS board, Ara is currently the Managing Director of ASC Capital Holdings.

Mr. Chackerian has also been working to spread awareness of a new, potentially revolutionary mental health treatment known as transcranial magnetic stimulation, with the help of one of his longtime business partners. This is just one example of his dedication to helping communities around the world, as Ara Chackerian has been involved in a variety of philanthropic ventures. One cause that he has been particularly focused on is improving youth education and development in underprivileged areas. Ara and his family have set up non-profit youth education initiatives in the United States, Armenia and Nicaragua. Check out to see more.

Other ventures of Ara’s include co-founding Limoapa Teak Farm in Nicaragua, a farm that uses only environmentally safe practices and hires employees from the local community. Ara Chackerian continues to invest time and money into both non-profit and philanthropic enterprises as well as early-stage healthcare companies, and in doing so contributes to underprivileged communities as well as to the future of healthcare. You can visit YouTube to see more videos.