Keller Rinaudo is the CEO and co-founder of Zipline. Zipline is the world’s only national-scale, instant drone delivery service. Its mission is to provide every human on Earth with instant access to vital medical supplies. Today, Zipline delivers a wide variety of medicine to 2,500 hospitals and health facilities across Rwanda, Ghana, and the US. The service directly saved 15,000 lives last year and brings access to over 25m people. Zipline has become the largest commercial autonomous system on earth.
As CEO, Keller leads a team of 400+ of the aerospace engineers and operators from companies like Tesla, Apple, and SpaceX. The most respected investors in the world back Zipline, including Temasek, Baillie Gifford, Sequoia Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Google, The Rise Fund, a global impact fund managed by TPG, Toyota, and Stanford University.
Prior to Zipline, Keller was a software engineer and a professional rock climber. A graduate of Harvard University, Keller built computers out of RNA and DNA that can operate in human cells as molecular doctors. He published this research in Nature Biotechnology, becoming one of the youngest first authors in that publication’s history. Find him on Twitter @kellerrinaudo.