Medical doctor, digital health entrepreneur, early-stage investor, and founder of ‘Doctor in Your Pocket’
Marcel Muenster is a medical doctor who trained at John Hopkins. He is also, however, a digital health entrepreneur and early-stage investor.
While still a medical student, Marcel Muenster crossed the globe delivering bone marrow to leukemia patients. These days, however, his scope of work has vastly increased, and he advises royal families and venture-backed companies on how to maximise their performance. He has also built a global digital health company.
His work and interests have seen him travel to more than 70 countries across the globe to develop a deeper understanding of their cultures and how they relate to their lives, success, and connectedness to the world at large. This process has led to Marcel Muenster internalizing the traits of humility and curiosity that make him both relatable and inspirational.
A dynamic, successful entrepreneur, Marcel Muenster’s work and expertise have featured in such reliable media as Forbes, Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, World Economic Forum’s Agenda, New York Times, and many others. He has also featured on CNN and joined forces with the World Health Organisation to improve healthcare in Latin America. He gained his clinical experience in Germany, Switzerland, South Korea, and John Hopkins Hospital. Marcel also did a stint as a healthcare consultant working on a multinational hospital project at Harvard Business School.
In 2012, Marcel Muenster founded Doctor in Your Pocket. This global digital medical concierge service available in 190+ cities across the globe gives international travelers access to trusted local, virtual, and house call doctors 24/7. The endeavor earned him an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award nomination.
Marcel Muenster also established The Gritti Fund, an investment fund with the goal of enhancing the success rate of startups that fail due to founder burnout. The fund primarily focusses on healthcare investments in the Middle East and Africa.
Endorsed by Sir Richard Branson, Marcel Muenster is on the World Economic Forum and focusses on healthcare, mental health, and entrepreneurship.
In 2019 alone, Marcel Muenster has given 15 talks that include two keynotes in ten countries. His topics focus on performance maximization, innovation in healthcare, and his transformation from a medical doctor to entrepreneur and now an investor.
Marcel lives in the USA and presents in English. His mission is to Empower People To Own Their Potential.
“Marcel gave us deep insights on startup management and how to effectively tackle problems regularly faced. His personal approach helped us immensely in understanding the right course of action in building a successful startup. His journey from a doctor to an entrepreneur inspires us to believe anything is possible if you put your heart into it!!”
“Marcel is a fantastic entrepreneur. He has the perfect balance between out-of-the-box-thinking and focus, which is so rare to find. We hired him as a consultant for Buoy to just be able to pick his brain for a few hours, and it was well worth every dollar. Beyond his intellectual and strategic prowess, he's a good human being.”
“Unorthodox in style yet incredibly effective. Marcel has this unique ability to provide deep insights into a business with swift surgical precision. He is a superb mentor, full of energy and just fun to be around with.”
“Marcel has an amazing ability to breakdown complex problems to the point of creating impactful bite size recommendations and solutions. He was kind enough to strategize with me as a mentor at Techstars and give some valuable insight to our business strategy. I'm looking forward to working closely again and gaining from his varied experiences. I'd definitely recommend Marcel to any company looking for a fresh vision and thought process.”
“A successful healthcare entrepreneur and seasoned mentor, Marcel is genuine in his desire to help other digital health execs solve some of the key challenges we are experiencing today. I found him insightful and skilled at quickly dissecting complex problems with a keen eye for developing corrective action plans. I thoroughly enjoyed our initial discussions and look forward to many more.”