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The Extra Mile - The Official Charity Miles Podcast

Apr 11, 2024

Sami Inkinen is the Co-Founder and CEO of Virta Health, which is reversing type two diabetes through nutrition, lifestyle change, and a new standard of medical care.

Prior to Virta, Sami was the Co-Founder and COO of Trulia, which many of you probably used to find a house or apartment. Sami took Trulia public and then sold it to Zillow.

Sami is also an Ironman Age Group Champion and all-around world-class endurance athlete.

To raise awareness about the dangers of sugar and its connection to diabetes, Sami and his wife rowed from California to Hawaii—2,750 miles, completely unsupported. 

I've been personally lucky to know Sami for over ten years now.  I was introduced to Sami through the Global Good Fund, a fellowship program for social entrepreneurs. 

Sami became my mentor through GGF, and has always been generous with his time and insight whenever I need it through the years.

I've wanted to record this interview for a long time. Big thanks to Sami for sharing so much with us.