Listen: A conversation with Sean Lane, founder and CEO of healthcare AI startup Olive

Sean Lane began his career as an intelligence officer in the Air Force, spending most of his government service at the NSA solving challenges as a software engineer and technology leader. Following his service in the U.S. military, Sean started his career as a healthcare entrepreneur, drawn in by the prescription drug abuse problem that engulfed his hometown.

After founding several startups — ranging from big data and advanced analytics to entity resolution — Sean founded health tech AI startup Olive in 2012. Almost a decade later, Olive has raised a total of $902 million (including a $400 million round this summer led by Vista Equity Partners), and their enterprise AI is in more than 900 hospitals in over 40 U.S. states.

In a conversation moderated by VillageMD Chief Technology Officer Mike Roberts, Sean discusses his pivot from government service to entrepreneurship, what’s coming up next for Olive and advice for entrepreneurs.

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The Tales from the Trenches™ series invites seasoned healthcare entrepreneurs to the MATTER stage to share their journeys — from how they got started to what they’re trying to accomplish and what they’ve learned along the way. Tales from the Trenches is sponsored by VillageMD.