The promise of big data and machine learning has significant ramifications for treatments in the healthcare industry. However, due to privacy concerns, innovation is often stifled. Thomas Clozel, MD, an assistant professor of oncology, saw this roadblock firsthand and cofounded Owkin – a collaborative platform that allows medical researchers to gain insights from decentralized data without breaching any privacy protocols. Clozel offers some insight into how Owkin is changing the medical research landscape powered by machine learning and algorithms.
In 2012, Rahul Gandhi was living in Brooklyn when Hurricane Sandy hit. The amount of destruction and flooding required the need for temporary storage. That experience led to the founding of MakeSpace with the mission to change the complex, expensive, and labor-intensive experience of self-storage. Fast forward to today and MakeSpace is now available in 31 markets across North America, with over 30,0000 customers and has raised a total of $142.6M across seven rounds. Gandhi shares more about the impressive journey and future plans…
Any parent knows that a well-rested baby is a happy baby. Nanit, the smart baby sleep monitoring connected solution, uses data science and analytics to understand an infant’s sleep patterns to optimize sleep. CEO Sarah Dorsett shares more on the company’s product pipeline and recent funding round, which brings Nanit’s total funding raised to $49.6M.
A look at actionable advice for startup founders from active NYC Seed-stage investors on navigating the fundraising challenges of COVID-19 with Melody Koh (NextView Ventures), Micah Rosenbloom (Founder Collective), Eliot Durbin (Boldstart Ventures) , Graham Brown (Lerer Hippeau), and Hadley Harris (Eniac Ventures).
The human immune system is a complex network made up of cells, proteins, and organs that protect your body. Advances in technology have allowed researchers, scientists, and physicians to understand this sophisticated system like never before. Immunai, cofounded by Noah Solomon, leverages machine learning and artificial intelligence to provide a complete profile of the immune system. The company just launched from stealth with a fresh $20M in funding. Noah shares with us how Immunnaii is building the largest database for immunology.
Within Health’s telemedicine platform enables patients to easily access preventive radiology screenings after a virtual consultation with a licensed physician. This service has been invaluable to patients and healthcare institutions during the pandemic. Cofounder Craig Calderone shares more about the platform and how Within Health is helping out during COVID-19 by reducing the load on hospitals.
Managing his family’s pizzerias in Staten Island, Slice CEO and Founder Ilir Sela saw the threat that online food apps and mobile ordering could be for independent pizzerias back in the 2000s. He launched Slice to serve as an all-in-one platform to help local pizzerias compete with the larger pizza brands and food apps by leveraging technology. Fast forward – there are now over 12,000 pizzerias on the platform and Sela just closed a $43M funding led by KKR. Sela discusses the impressive growth of the platform, the absolute best pizza in NYC (he should know), and much more…
As online shopping takes a larger share of retail, the traditional opportunities for retailers to upsell extended protection plans are slowly disappearing. Clyde is an online extended warranty platform that integrates with the checkout process of e-commerce merchants, offering a seamless and integrated experience while adding a bit of margin for the retailer. This is especially important in e-commerce where margins are highly competitive. CEO and Founder Brandon Gell walks us through the business, its future plans, and recent round of funding led by Spark Capital.
Cadence is a cross-market brand that touches the lifestyle, beauty, wellness, fitness, and travel spheres. The mass-market potential comes from the fact that we aren’t asking consumers to change their existing habits: we’re providing a solution that fits into their daily lives. CEO and Cofounder Steph Hon shares how Cadence is taking plastic from beaches and turning into one of the most pragmatic purchases you’ll buy.
Cockroach Labs is taking on the larger cloud incumbents like AWS, Azure, Oracle, and Google Cloud with its geo-distributed SQL database cloud-native service. CEO and Cofounder Spencer Kimball shares some insight on the company’s impressive growth, latest funding round, which brings the total funding raised to $195M, and much more.
75% of Americans suffer from dehydration. Hydrant cofounders John Sherwin and Jai Jung Kim are on a mission to prevent this with their direct-to-consumer offering that gets hydration checked off your list, first thing in the morning.