July 2023: Meet the newest members of the MATTER startup community
In Q2 2023, 24 startups became members of the MATTER community. They join us from all over the world with telehealth, remote patient monitoring, digital therapeutics and diagnostic innovations, among others. Continue reading to learn more about our newest members.
Meet the startups
AI Nexus Healthcare — Champaign, Illinois
AI Nexus Healthcare is creating a new generation of smart health and wellness applications powered by cognitive artificial intelligence (AI) and designed to help shape the future of healthcare around the world. Their signature platform, mia, is capable of detecting early warning signs of the onset of numerous chronic diseases and life threatening conditions. mia also provides timely actionable advice to help its users mitigate the risks of developing chronic diseases and seek preventive medical care before disease progression becomes acute.
Amira — San Francisco, California
Amira is a menopause+ care platform leveraging wearable tech and AI, launching with an automated precision hot flash relief service that keeps women sleeping through their nighttime hot flashes.
ArchiveCore — Roanoke, Virginia
ArchiveCore uses distributed ledger technology to generate a unique digital fingerprint for each document as it is added to the vault. The files are stored in the ArchiveCore vault, minimizing the risk of document loss. Using ArchiveCore’s secure file transfer process, institutions and employers can download and verify documents within minutes. ArchiveCore works alongside an organization’s standard process, so professionals can move through the credentialing workflow faster.
BeCare Link — Rumson, New Jersey
BeCare Link’s vision is to fundamentally change the way we understand and manage chronic neurologic diseases, remove biases and find new treatments with better outcomes. BeCare Link provides validated, quantitative measurements of neurologic function and cognition, supplemented by AI analysis to improve patient care. By assessing their own neurologic and cognitive function at home through the BeCare Link app, patients are empowered to monitor their clinical progress and strengthen bonds with their physicians.
Birthvue — Hackensack, New Jersey
Birthvue is a digital health software company developing AI to improve and enhance labor and delivery. Their customizable, user-friendly interface aids and empowers patients and clinicians to better their outcomes and experience. Birthvue’s AI-based labor and delivery solution leverages patient data to optimize childbirth, increasing vaginal birth rates and reducing hospital stay.
ClikRide — Atlanta, Georgia
ClikRide is a medical ride management platform that connects their network of transportation providers — including rideshare partners and credentialed, non-emergency medical transportation providers — with healthcare providers and health plans to offer secure and reliable transportation to their patients/members for outpatient medical appointments and inpatient discharges. They help healthcare providers and health plans make it easy for their patients/members to get transportation for medical appointments and ensure more patients get to appointments.
Clinical Trial Hero — Calgary, Canada
Clinical Trial Hero, a health technology platform company dedicated to increasing access to life-changing clinical trials for diverse patients, is on a mission to bridge the gap between the medical research community and underrepresented patients. Their platform is designed to simplify the process of finding and enrolling in clinical trials, and it features a multiplatform app that is constantly growing to better serve the needs and offer unique value to pharma and communities that have been historically marginalized.
Covered — New York, New York
Covered helps reverse denied medical claims. Using large language models, classical text processing and optical character recognition, Covered will digest data (both uploaded and ingested via third party source integration) and begin to automatically identify cases where there is a delta between the reason for a denial given by a health plan and the supporting documentation from the physician. Eventually, using their formula and generative AI, Covered will generate appeal letter(s) and automatically send them to the health plan, reducing labor costs and increasing recovered revenue.
Crest Digital Therapeutics™ — Cary, North Carolina
Crest Digital Therapeutics is focused on developing prescription digital solutions to improve health outcomes in mental health patients. They’re developing CrestView™, a prescription digital therapeutic and practice management platform, to improve long term treatment of people with bipolar disorder by closing the feedback loop between the patient and their healthcare provider between visits.
Deep Bio — Seoul, South Korea
Deep Bio is an AI healthcare company that provides solutions for unmet medical needs using deep learning technology with a focus on digital pathology. Currently, using a convolutional neural network with the input of myriad needle biopsy images, they are developing a computer-aided detection and diagnosis system for prostate cancer.
inclusive+ — Chicago, Illinois
inclusive+ is elevating the standard of care for LGBTQIA+ patients. They upskill clinicians through a personalized, modular education system. They provide CME-accredited cultural and clinical competency training in LGBTQIA+ medicine and connect providers they’ve credentialed with patients needing them the most. In short, they are a B2B2C business that sells accredited education and credentialization for providers and then connects those same providers to patients through an online directory.
Intrepid Phoenix Ventures — South Bend, Indiana
Intrepid Phoenix is a non-profit dedicated to providing fitness programs to people in recovery from substance use disorders. Adding fitness to an individual’s recovery program increases their chances of abstinence and sobriety, improves sleep, reduces anxiety, helps with depression and improves overall mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health.
Kaleidoscope Secure Data Systems — Palatine, Illinois
Kaleidoscope provides secure data transfer and storage of medical and/or insurance documents, images, wearables and more. Utilizing their proprietary platforms, data is compressed, encrypted and transferred from a user’s unique and authenticated portal which allows for a fast, secure, HIPAA-compliant transaction. Dynamic, one-time key generation ensures that a truly random set of keys is established between sender and recipient providing a unique transaction every time the systems are used.
LIVEMED Telehealth™ — Chicago, Illinois
LIVEMED Telehealth is at the forefront of medicine. They are a cutting-edge virtual healthcare solutions company that is revolutionizing the way medical care is delivered. Their team is composed of highly vetted, board-certified physicians and healthcare technology experts equipped with state-of-the-art virtual technology, allowing them to provide virtual ICU, hospitalist and multi-specialty physician coverage, as well as virtual nurse practitioners. They are dedicated to using advanced technology to improve the quality of healthcare and make it more accessible.
Medipixel — Seoul, South Korea
Medipixel was established in 2017 as a company that contributes to the improvement of the quality of human life by innovating diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in cardiovascular disease with the power of AI. Medipixel has the best expertise in AI technology for computer vision, deep learning and reinforcement learning, with their Medipixel XA Series having received FDA 510(k) and Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) approval and their FFRXA currently undergoing clinical trials for MFDS approval.
Mediwhale — Seoul, South Korea
Mediwhale is offering the first AI-integrated screening platform for cardiovascular disease risk, rapid kidney function decline and eye health via retinal photography. Retinal photography is a non-invasive technique that provides a rapid, comfortable and non-radiative examination process for any individual.
MedKitDoc — Hann. Münden, Germany
MedKitDoc enables virtual visits for complex diseases like cardiovascular diseases or respiratory infections such as COVID-19 or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. By leveraging data from connected medical devices — for example, real-time heart and lung sounds during live video consultations — they enable doctors to remotely treat diseases in a way never thought possible. This revolutionary technology can almost double the remote capabilities compared to typical telemedicine 1.0 video calls.
myBiometry — Boston, Massachusetts
myBiometry aims to prevent asthma attacks long before they happen. Their asthma solution, Mya, combines home-based diagnostics, digital health and a care team to identify patients at risk and proactively intervene to prevent asthma attacks.
Neurotrack — Redwood City, California
Neurotrack is a digital health company on a mission to transform the diagnosis and management of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The company develops clinically validated cognitive assessments, including the first ever three-minute digital screening to detect cognitive impairment in annual wellness visits. The company also provides patient education and behavioral health support to address modifiable risk factors. Neurotrack has published 25 peer-reviewed papers, holds 11 patents on its proprietary technology and is registered as an FDA class II medical device. Working with providers and payers, Neurotrack has enabled more than 200,000 cognitive assessments on its platform.
PROTEINA — Seoul, South Korea
PROTEINA has developed the first-in-class single-molecule, co-immunoprecipitation-based general platform, which enables precise measurement of protein-protein interactions (PPIs) at the single-molecular level. Their wealth of knowledge of and experience with the intricacies of PPIs is reflected in their diverse range of research services and products, including biomarker discovery for drug development, deciphering the mechanisms of pharmaceutical compounds and identifying the ideal drug dose of a specific drug treatment. PROTEINA has seen their goal of developing accurate, reliable companion diagnostic devices slowly become a reality.
RxE2 — Fargo, North Dakota
RxE2 is the first AI-enabled healthcare technology company to connect independent community pharmacies to clinical trials at scale. Their platform allows pharmacists to perform recruitment, dispensing and counseling services easily and conveniently. With community-based pharmacists and their technology, they’re finally solving critical clinical trial problems, including diversity issues, which are vital to the success of future clinical trials.
SlitLED — Yokne’am Illit, Israel
SlitLED is developing a patent-protected, telemedicine ophthalmic medical device. SlitLED will allow ophthalmologists to remotely examine patients anywhere they may be, in real time and in highest medical confidence as if the patients were in their office.
VUNO — Seoul, South Korea
VUNO is an AI medical software company that develops deep learning-based medical AI solutions using medical imaging (X-ray, CT, MRI) and biosignal data. VUNO strives to support medical practitioners in their day-to-day workflows, empowering them to make better diagnostic decisions faster and more accurately and to improve quality of patient care, monitoring and treatment planning.
Youme Healthcare — Elkridge, Maryland
Youme Healthcare is a telehealth provider of pediatric mental, emotional and behavioral health treatment with a primary focus on low-income youth ages 6-17 that are covered by Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Treatment is delivered online on Youme’s telehealth platform. Youme Healthcare uses technology through bibliotherapy and symptom tracking to provide psychoeducation and additional interventions to children, adolescents and families during their treatment to improve mental and behavioral health outcomes.
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