Gauri is a digital healthcare business specialist with extensive commercial research and entrepreneurial background. Before founding OPTRA group of companies, she was the co-founder & Principle Scientist at BioImagene Inc., a silicon valley based Digital Pathology Company, which was acquired by Roche Diagnostics for 100M USD. Currently she is the CEO of OptraHEALTH, the data driven intelligence company with flagship products GeneFAX and She is also co-founder & board member of OptraSCAN, a leading company in digital on-demand pathology solutions.

She has 13 US patents published to her credit. She has also published many articles & scientific papers in International Journals and participated as speaker in many international conferences globally. She is on the editorial & advisory board of prestigious journals & forums like Journal of Applied & Translational Genomics, Elsevier Publications & International Organization of rare & genetic disorders etc. She has been felicitated with prestigious “Women Entrepreneur” award by Govt. of India & “Women Achievers Award” by Rotary International club.

Gauri also follows her hobbies like Marathi Film productions, Indian classical singing, Hiking . She primarily lives in Bay area, California with husband Abhi Gholap and daughters Devika, Eesha and Dog “Mylo”. She actively participates in the social activities sponsored by Gholap family trust called ‘Jiji-Bhau foundation” for cancer patients.