|Net Worth||$ 900,000,000|
|Real name||Glen de Vries|
|Source of Wealth||Entrepreneurship|
|Profession||Entrepreneur in the field of medical science and pharmacology|
|Date of Birth||Jun 29, 1979|
|Height||180 cm / 5 ft 10 inch|
Glen de Vries was an American entrepreneur in the field of medical science and pharmacology. He co-founded and co-led Medidata Solutions, a tech company that develops and markets software as a service (SaaS) for clinical trials.
Vries is also known for going to space alongside the famous actor William Shatner.
Vries died on November 11, 2021, in a small plane crash.
At the time of his death, his net worth was estimated at $900,000,000.
Glen de Vries was born on June 29, 1972, in Hampton Township, New Jersey, U.S. From an early age De Vries showed a passion for computers, rockets, and science. In high school, however, De Vries' mother encouraged him to start ballroom dancing, so he competed.
He attended the private independent Fieldston School in New York City.
Despite his competing in dancing, de Vries' love for science didn't go unfulfilled. He earned a degree in molecular biology and genetics at Carnegie Mellon University. He was also working as a research scientist at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and was studying computer science at New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematics.
De Vries and Ed Ikeguchi created OceanTek in 1994, a company that developed Web applications for clinical trials.
In 1999, they teamed up with Tarek Sherif and created Medidata, a company that offers online systems for designing and running clinical trials.
With $10 million in funding from Insight Venture Partners in 2004, they were later backed by Stonehenge Capital Fund and Milestone Venture Partners.
In 2008, Ikeguchi left the company, de Vries became president, and Tarek became CEO.
On January 26, 2009, Medidata filed for an initial public offering (IPO).
The company went public on the Nasdaq stock market on June 25, 2009, with a market capitalization of $313 million.
The Nasdaq debut price was $18 a share.
Glen De Vries served as the Lead Architect for all of Medidata's product offerings. He was also the Chief Technology Officer of Medidata Solutions, Inc. from 1999 to 2008.
Before founding Medidata, he served as a Research Assistant at Columbia University. Further, De Vries served as Chief Consultant for an e-commerce project for a Fortune 500 company; and developed a web application security component for Windows NT and 2000.
He has 15 years of experience developing medical software, including electronic health records and consumer-oriented products.
On October 13, 2021, De Vries joined William Shatner and two astronauts on a Blue Origin NS-18 suborbital flight in a New Shepard launch vehicle, venturing into outer space.
In an interview for Carnegie Mellon University, De Vires stated:
The co-founder of Medidata Solutions kept his personal life from the spotlight, so there is little information regarding this topic.
According to some sources, De Vries was married to a woman named Maria Bucheimer.
De Vries met Maria in the bar where she was working as a waitress and asked his friend Tarek (one of the co-founders of Medidata) to introduce him to her.
Two years later, the couple was married.
Glen de Vries died in a plane crash on November 11, 2021. According to the Federal Aviation Administration incident report, the plane crashed under unknown circumstances. Thomas Fischer was another passenger that died with De Vries.
Glen de Vries was an American entrepreneur.
He was co-founder of Medidata Solutions, and his net worth was estimated at $900,000,000. De Vries died in a plane crash on November 11, 2021.
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