Alabama NewsCenter – Shegun Otulana shares success story with Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator

| September 30, 2021 @ 10:00 am

By Alabama NewsCenter Staff

Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator startup teams gathered recently to learn from renowned Birmingham entrepreneur Shegun Otulana. One of Birmingham’s brightest entrepreneurs, Otulana sold his company Therapy Brands for $2.1 billion in May.

Otulana joined the Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator for its “founder stories” series, sharing the story of his company, how founders can navigate the challenges of the startup journey and his vision for growth in Birmingham.

In 1998, Otulana moved to Birmingham from Lagos, Nigeria, to attend the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he studied engineering and management information systems. He registered his first computer software company, Zertis, in 2004, not long after graduating, eventually going full time in 2011 before founding TheraNest in 2013. Otulana served as founder and CEO of TheraNest and its parent company, Therapy Brands, a leading provider of software solutions for mental and behavioral health providers. As of May, Therapy Brands served more than 28,000 practices nationwide.

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