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Welcome to the 9th edition of the Geeks Of The Valley (GOTV) Newsletter where we share our written memo on startups that have yet to raise any funding or announce it publicly, new startup ideas from some of the most original minds in tech and VC, and also episode of the week from our own GOTV podcast!
Ramesh Haridas: Prev. Founder @ Parakweet (sold to Google), Founder @ Chintano (sold to Datran Media which has now been acquired by PulsePoint), Founder @ PrivacyBank.com (sold to InfoSpace which has now been acquired by Blucora), Specialist @ Mckinsey and Angel investor with 12 exits.
Filip Ljubicic: Prev. Co-founder @ RefME (acq. by Chegg) and Angel investor in Monzo.
The Sparks ✨
Tackling rehab process one phone at a time.
In the United Kingdom, MSK-related appointments account for 30% of all GP appointments, costing the NHS at least £5 billion a year. Curbing such a need to treat painkillers or the amount of MSK treatments is also not only a massively desirable payoff for patients, but it also takes up enormous resources for health care institutions to use elsewhere.
Excellent founders/team background, with previous experience in building sport and AI-based platforms.
Ramesh’s most recent company, Parakweet, which was sold to Google was an NLP platform on top of which it built several products; an AI-powered email assistant and a tool for book recommendations. While Filip’s RefME (sold to Chegg) was a book-barcode scanning app that accelerates the task of creating, formatting and managing citations of the academic source material which saw an average of 10,000 new added users per day.
On top of that, Filip has participated in sport since a young age and represented Great Britain in rowing. In fact, his previous startup, Ludum, was used by Olympic athletes and coaches to help them organize and enhance their training.
Besides, they have also managed to gather the best physiotherapists who have previously worked with British Athletics, All Blacks, British Rowing and England Rugby.
Solving the supply-side issue in the healthcare sector.
Although emerging markets and technology have driven down the price of many products in recent decades, healthcare has remained intractable. Worryingly, the duration and quality of life we get with these high prices are decreasing.
As technological development progress rapidly, it makes us easier to book an appointment through an app. However, the challenge today is not about shortage for the way in to these practitioners, but rather their availability.
Note: This analysis was originally written in March 2021. More details can be found here.
Liz Maupin, Producer & Writer.
Jeff Morris Jr, ex-VP of Product (Revenue) @ Tinder & Founder @ Chapter One.
Rishi Tripathy, Chief of Staff @ On Deck.
Episode Of The Week
Patrick Curtis is the Chief Monkey and Founder of Wall Street Oasis, the largest community focused on careers in finance with courses ranging from financial modeling to private equity interviews. He grew up near Boston and went to Williams College before working in investment banking for two years at Rothschild in New York and Private Equity at Tailwind Capital for four years. After getting his MBA from Wharton in 2010, Patrick has worked full-time for over a decade on Wall Street Oasis.
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