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Big data technology that can model individual health patterns and behavior by collecting data through a simple mobile phone app, and provide researchers, physicians and hospitals with a continuous Web-based data stream and new approach to analysis.

Traditional health care industry model with a proactive rather than reactive approach to patient care.

Source: Ginger.io

Headquarters: Cambridge, MA./San Francisco
CEO: Anmol Madan
Year Founded: 2010
Number of Employees: 13
Funding: $8.2 million
Key Investors: Khosla Ventures, True Ventures, Kapor Capital and Romulus Capital

Vital Stats

  • The federal government estimates that up to 30 percent of health care costs (or about 5 percent of GDP) could be saved without compromising health outcomes
  • The current $3 trillion per year in health care spending is on its way to 34 percent of GDP by 2040, according to the federal government
  • Began as an MIT Media Lab experiment using 70 MIT and Harvard students' phone data that was able to predict flus based on phone usage patterns and survey answers
  • Collects passive patient data from phone sensors and patient-entered information for health care providers
  • Acquired Pipette in 2012, a start-up aimed at preventing post-surgery readmissions that result in 4.4 million hospital stays and cost $30 billion a year
  • Has won several health care industry competitions: Sanofi's 2011 Data Design Diabetes Innovation Challenge Winner, Janssen's 2012 Alzheimer's Challenge Winner
  • Research partnerships with Cincinnati Children's Hospital and UCSF Medical Center
  • Commercial partnerships with Sanofi and Novant

On Disruption

"Disruption is solving a problem from first principles—what should exist, but doesn't. Then being fearless enough to make it so." -Anmol Madan, CEO and Data Scientist


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