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Listen: A conversation with founder of precision nutrition startup DayTwo, Lihi Segal

August 31, 2021

Lihi Segal founded DayTwo in 2015 to bring personalized health solutions based on the gut microbiome into the mainstream consumer market. Since then, the company has become a leader in precision nutrition with the world’s largest and highest resolution microbiome discovery platform, offering a sustainable path to remission for metabolic disease.

DayTwo’s results set a new national benchmark fo…

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Listen: A conversation with co-founder and president of CareJourney and first CTO of the United States Aneesh Chopra

August 11, 2021

In 2014, Aneesh Chopra co-founded CareJourney: a digital health startup that provides clinically-relevant analytics for value-based networks, ultimately enabling its clients to coordinate better outcomes for their patients.

Prior to founding CareJourney, Aneesh served as the first chief technology officer of the United States. Appointed by President Barack Obama in 2009, Aneesh spent his three…

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Listen: Chicago tech giant Eric Lefkofsky shares his journey from Groupon to precision medicine startup Tempus

April 21, 2021

Eric Lefkofsky is one of Chicago’s most successful technology entrepreneurs. His entrepreneurial ventures include Groupon, Echo Global Logistics, Lightbank and, most recently, Tempus.

As the founder and CEO of Tempus, Eric has led the company — which uses machine learning and genomic sequencing to better understand cancer tumors — to become one of Chicago’s most valuable technology startups. T…

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Listen: A conversation with co-founder of Devoted Health and former CTO of the United States Todd Park

March 16, 2021

Todd Park is the co-founder and executive chairman of Devoted Health, a leader in the Medicare Advantage space that serves seniors by providing them with a next generation health plan. Todd has launched several healthcare startups and also served as the tech advisor to President Barack Obama and the CTO of the United States.

In a conversation moderated by VillageMD Co-founder and Chief Growth …

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How Welldoc’s Dr. Anand Iyer brought wireless technology to healthcare

December 3, 2020

20 years into a career in wireless telecommunications, Dr. Anand Iyer was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and asked himself a question: We’ve done wireless in every other industry, so can we not do it in healthcare?

Anand joined Welldoc in 2008 when the health tech startup was in its infancy. Over the past 12 years, he’s helped transform the company into a global leader in digital health and ch…

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