Charu Ramanathan, PhD — Co-Founder and CEO at vitalxchange — on healthcare innovation, building & selling CardioInsight (her first startup) to Medtronic for nearly $100mm, serial entrepreneurship, and on the progress and vision for vitalxchange.
Our conversation this week is with Charu Ramanathan, PhD — Co-Founder and CEO at vitalxchange, based here in Cleveland having raised over $2mm in capital.
vitalxchange and Lokyata are the latest iterations of Charu’s entrepreneurial career, which began transitioning her Case Western Reserve University PhD thesis into a medical device company — CardioInsight — which she grew and sold to Medtronic in 2015 for nearly $100 million.
Charu spent the following two years shepherding the technology's integration, before co-founding Lokyata, a fintech company promoting financial inclusion and providing digital self-learning software solutions & services in emerging economies, and vitalxchange, whose mission is to enable participatory healthcare by empowering healthcare consumers.
We spend most of the conversation focused on her current work at vitalxchange, but cover the breadth of her experience and impact as well. Charu is a force, a wealth of knowledge, and genuinely passionate about her work to elevate human life — really enjoyed and learned a lot from this conversation!
Learn more about vitalxchange: https://vitalxchange.com/about-us
Connect with Charu: https://www.linkedin.com/in/charu-ramanathan-phd/
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