UCLA Ecological Medicine & Psychedelic Studies Initiative


Landon Pollack

Executive Director, UCLA Ecological Medicine & Psychedelic Studies Initiative
Entrepreneur In Residence, Yale Ventures
Visiting Scholar, Yale Dept. of Psychiatry
Founder, Path2Proximity and Vital Visitors
Board Member, Dream Foundation
Landon Pollack is a human catalyst. He brings about change through collaboration. The effectiveness of such a catalyst depends on two things: who you know and what you know. As an entrepreneur by nature, a lifelong devotee of experience and learning, and the nurturer of a substantial and evolving human network, it is not a role Landon plays but one he lives. He works one-on-one with thought leaders, helping them as individuals, as decision makers and as the conscience of their organizations. He speaks their language having been a founder or founding investor in over 20 companies, resulting in the full range of exits, from private sale to IPOs to purchase by Fortune 50 companies. Landon has been engaged by some of the world’s most famous brands, as well as leading academic institutions. His singular desire is to work with organizations that seek to do good. His strategic skills include Corporate Visionary, New Business Creation, Culture Creation and Team Building, Ideation and Innovation, Marketing and Branding Strategy. He specializes in pairing organizations, groups, and faculties with the world-class people they need, whether it’s from the perspective of an advisor, an investor, a director, or a part of management. He has been engaged by over 100 companies on the creation of advisory boards and sits on many himself.  He serves as an advisor to Harvard Medical School (The Division of Sleep Medicine), Berkeley SkyDeck, Wider Circle, Redesign Health, CEAL @ UNC, Tabula Rasa Ventures, Challenge America, Evolve Ventures and Astia. He is also a mentor at Springboard Enterprises, KidsX Accelerator, Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale, Techstars, The Keller Center at Princeton University and Columbia University’s Center for Technology Management.