TEMPTED BY WEALTH
Temptations of wealth isn’t the desire of wanting more money but it’s the need for power. The pursuit of power changes one’s perception of the world around them and you lose your grasp of reality. This self-delusion happens to all of us. Through discussing some of my failures in this, I hope to bring to attention how we may all become better at interacting with everyone (since we are all tempted by wealth).
Over the past decade, Gabriel Otte was a biotech entrepreneur that founded a groundbreaking cancer diagnostics company, Freenome, which developed simple blood tests that can detect cancer at the earliest points. After building Freenome from zero to over $1B in valuation, he stepped down as CEO in 2021 at the age of 33. He now focuses on applying his learnings to help founders build new companies and is an active angel investor and board member in several tech and biotech companies. Gabriel has also been an active member of his church in Campbell, CA, as a choir director and chanter since 2016. God willing, Gabriel is set to be ordained as a deacon later this year.