Ian Akash Morrison
Prysm Advisory Board Member and Serial Healthcare Entrepreneur with Venture Studio
Ian Akash Morrison is Co-Founder & CEO of Avesta76 Therapeutics, a biotech startup focused on developing new treatments for multiple cancer indications. Akash is also the Founder & Managing Partner of Optio Ventures, a boutique advisory and venture firm that helps founders launch and raise capital for early-stage startups across various industries, with a primary focus on healthcare. Akash co-founded Fuzionaire Diagnostics, a biotech startup developing novel radiopharmaceuticals for use in PET scans.
Akash has a strong background in strategy & finance from investment banking and private equity, where he worked on transactions totaling over $10 billion. In 2013, Akash earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rice University, where he also co-founded OwlSpark, the school's first startup accelerator. Akash is an Eagle Scout, currently serves on the Association of Rice Alumni Board of Directors, and previously served as Treasurer of the Rice Engineering Alumni Board of Directors.
Akash lives with his schnauzer (Tiberius) in LA, where he makes the most of the mountains, sun, and sea with friends and family.