Every day people make what we call “socially-informed” decisions about their health care. These health decisions are influenced by the experiences of friends, family members, and even strangers. Until now, the internet has not provided an effective way to draw knowledge from people who share symptoms or a clinical profile. Online health conversations have been isolated by condition, scattered across forums and blogs, and nearly impossible to evaluate. Until now. At Meddik, we aspire to fill this gap. On our privacy-protected platform, people can tap into the collective experience of others who’ve gone through similar health challenges, and share the lessons they've learned on their journey to better health. We believe that collaborative conversations and shared data within health will help people manage their condition and improve their quality of life.
Our (constantly growing) team comes from diverse backgrounds, but we all share a strong desire for self-improvement, an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, and a deep passion for making an positive impact on the world. If you're interested in learning, tackling tough challenges, and making a difference in the world, we hope you'll join us!
...likes adventure, music, and a good laugh. He's also always looking for more people to play in ping pong, the sport of champions. His lifelong dream is to achieve personal flight... seriously. Currently a third-year medical student at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he's formerly studied Computer Music and Mathematics at Emory University. He misses waffle fries. timsoo.com
...likes cars, good food, and travel. Ben studied electrical engineering, premedical sciences, and mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania, where he co-founded a bubble tea shop and was involved in synthetic biology research and biotech commercialization. Ben hails from the golden state of California and plays electric guitar in his spare time. benshyong.com
... loves good stories and the great outdoors. She aspires to be creative in accuracy. Before starting with Meddik, Frederica worked as a researcher in medical information sciences and ethics. She recently graduated from Cambridge University as a Gates Scholar having studied stochastic mobility models in real and virtual space.
... is a partner at Andreessen Horowitz and co-founder of Founder Collective. He is also a contributing writer for TechCrunch. He previously was the CEO and co-founder of SiteAdvisor, which was acquired by McAfee, and Hunch, which was acquired by eBay. In addition to his work with Founder’s Collective, Chris is a personal investor and advisor in many early-stage technology companies. cdixon.org
...is a co-founder at Flatiron Health. He previously was the CEO and co-founder of InviteMedia, which was acquired by Google. Following this, he was a Product Manager at Google for two years. natsturner.com
...is a co-founder at Flatiron Health. He previously was the President, COO and co-founder of InviteMedia, which was acquired by Google. Prior to this he founded a start-up called EatNow, which was privately acquired. Zach is an active angel investor and advisor to multiple startups.
...is the founder and CEO of @Point of Care360, a clinical decision platform for clinicians in 11 different therapeutic areas. He is also the CEO and President of Projects In Knowledge Inc. Previously, he founded MedPageToday, a 24/7 breaking news organization for medical professionals.
... is a managing partner at Christ Hospital. He was previously a managing partner at Healthcare Imaging Solutions, Bayonne Medical Center, and the International Sleep Network. He is an investor and advisor to many healthcare startups.
...has the largest network of mentors with healthcare expertise of any accelerator and co-working space. They believe pairing talented entrepreneurs with experienced healthcare entrepreneurs and venture capitalists that can provide you with warm introductions and the strategic and tactile advice you need to succeed. With 12,000 square feet in New York they help over 100 healthcare companies per year. blueprinthealth.org
SEED-STAGE VC FUND
...is a seed-stage venture capital fund, built by a collection of successful entrepreneurs. They are headquartered in New York City and Cambridge, but make investments all over the world. It is a community of successful entrepreneurs investing in future ones. Think of it as peer-to-peer investing. foundercollective.com
SEED-STAGE VC FUND
...aims to be the leading source of capital and strategic support for creative entrepreneurs who want to change the world. The fund focuses on two themes: the increasing importance of values as they relate to the decisions we make about who we work for, what we buy, and how we spend our time; and the shift from an economy based on hyper-consumption to one based on Collaborative Consumption. collaborativefund.com
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VENTURE CAPITAL FUND
... invests in people. It is an early and seed-stage investment firm funded and launched by Andrew Boszhardt, Jr. Based in New York City, they invest in start-ups in technology sectors such as e-Commerce, SaaS, Cloud, Mobile, Gaming, Social, Ad Tech and Content/Distribution.greatoaksvc.com
VENTURE CAPITAL FUND
... are venture capital investors into technology startups in a wide range of industries in the US and Middle East. In the US, they invest into early stage ventures that are building disruptive technology platforms and solutions to solve inefficiencies in traditional and niche markets such as life sciences, healthcare, financial, real-estate, clean-web and educational technologies. siliconbadia.com