Bay Area Entrepreneur Ara Chackerian has been investing in companies and co-founding other ones for over 20 years. He started ASC Capital Holdings, LLC through which he channels his business activities. The types of companies he invests in are early-stage firms within the healthcare industry. He has built a number of businesses over the years from the ground up such as PipelineRX, Embion/Provider Links, and BMC Diagnostics.
The latest company that this entrepreneur co-founded was TMS Health Solutions. He and his business partner have invested a number of times in out-patient diagnostic radiology centers. They decided to use this experience to build a company that would treat people who have treatment resistant depression, meaning regular talk therapy and prescription drugs don’t work on their depression. This company uses transcranial magnetic stimulation which over the course of several appointments has been shown to be an effective therapy for these people and reducing or even eliminating the symptoms of depression. You can visit his about.me page.
Since launching TMS Health Solutions it has grown from a single clinic to a company with several clinics in the greater San Francisco Area stretching out to Sacramento. Each clinic is about 3,000 square feet, Ara Chackerian says, and provides both consulting as well as TMS treatment rooms.
Ara Chackerian is also dedicated to being environmentally responsible. He says written on his blog that there have recently been some great milestones celebrated in Japan regarding efforts to re-forest land. This nation’s Forestry Agency has greatly expanded re-forestation efforts. This re-foresting doesn’t help just people but also the living creatures that need forests for food and shelter. When their natural habitats are destroyed they become vulnerable to their preys and have difficulty finding enough to eat.
The Buna forests in Japan stretch from Kagoshima Prefecture to southern Hokkaido. The average height of these trees is 30 meters and they are about 1.5 meters in diameter on average. Ara Chackerian says that Buna trees can be responsibly harvested and then the land quickly replanted with new trees, achieving harmony. He says these types of trees can be used for many purposes such as furniture or musical instrument keys.