Diversity in clinical trials: A conversation with MATTER member Kwaku Owusa

June 19, 2019

Most people take a medication trusting that it has been studied and approved by an official organization to be effective and safe for everyone. However, for many minority groups, that trust is not a given.

According to Kwaku Owusa, chairman of MATTER startup, Ilerasoft, and founder of Drugviu — an online platform that helps minority populations find medications that will actually work for them…

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tales from the trenches

Tales from the Trenches with Frank Naeymi-Rad, Founder of Intelligent Medical Objects

June 13, 2019

Last month, Dr. Frank Naeymi-Rad, founder of Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO), joined us at MATTER to share the entrepreneurial story behind a revolutionary breakthrough in health IT.

Frank’s work has been monumental in helping to pioneer a standard approach to clinical language. His doctoral research became the foundation for some of the earliest electronic health record (EHR) systems — sold…

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member news

MATTER startups surpass $1B in financing

June 5, 2019

MATTER startups collectively raised $175 million in early 2019, bringing all-time funding to over $1 billion.

Several startups — including Pear Therapeutics, HealthVerity and Redox — closed financing rounds exceeding $25 million. Here’s the month-by-month breakdown of the raises that were publicly announced so far in 2019:

January 2019

Pear Therapeutics — $64M

Pear Therapeutics develops cl…

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member news

Meet the newest additions to the MATTER community

June 3, 2019

Our newest MATTER members are helping doctors educate their patients more effectively, making it easier for people to manage their blood pressure and developing better solutions for chronic pain management.


Enduvo wants to remove the complexity and high cost associated with creating augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) content for training programs. Their platform allows any…

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stories that matter

#storiesthatmatter: A better future for the uninsured

May 30, 2019

“There had to be a better way to help patients understand what programs they’re eligible for — and [for them] to access care proactively at first signs of any issues.”

Watch Laura Robbins share the origin story behind Advocatia Solutions.

This year, we’re on a mission to tell the boots-on-the-ground stories of healthcare. Learn more about Stories That Matter.

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