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MATTER Startup Shoutouts: August 2022

August 30, 2022

MATTER Startup Shoutouts: August 2022

Every day, innovators across the MATTER community are building new solutions that accelerate innovation, advance care and improve lives. Over the last three months, MATTER startups raised more than $50 million, won prominent innovation challenges, received notable grants, fostered impactful partnerships and much more.

There’s no shortage of good news to c…

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August 2022: Meet the newest members of the MATTER startup community

August 4, 2022

From digital health solutions and medical devices to consumer health startups, our newest members join MATTER from four countries, 19 global cities and six U.S. states. Learn more about each new MATTER startup below.

If you’re interested in joining the MATTER community, you can apply today or request more information and a member of our team will be in touch.

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KOSME cohort

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MATTER Startup Spotlight: SkinIO

June 16, 2022

Making skin cancer screening and skin health monitoring accessible

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and it’s estimated that approximately 9,500 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer every day, according to the American Academy of Dermatology Association.

MATTER member Kyoko Crawford, co-founder and CEO of SkinIO, is on a mission to reduce the rate of ski…

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MATTER Startup Spotlight: Ready, Set, Food!

May 31, 2022

Introducing allergens easily and safely for babies

According to Food Allergy Research & Education, it’s estimated that 32 million Americans have food allergies, including 5.6 million children. Fortunately, food allergies can be prevented through the continued introduction of small amounts of allergens early and often.

Daniel Zakowski, CEO of MATTER member Ready, Set, Food!, is dedicated t…

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MATTER Startup Spotlight: metaMe Health

May 9, 2022

Improving quality of life for people with gastrointestinal conditions

According to Harvard Medical School, emotions such as anger, anxiety, sadness and elation can trigger symptoms in the gut and vice versa. Due to this gut-brain connection, physicians have been using hypnotherapy to treat people with gastrointestinal conditions at a high success rate since the mid-1980s. However, since few pr…

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