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Year in Review

Sunday, January 15, 2012

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Thanks to all of you, Ginger.io had an incredible 2011. Boston TechStars brought us new friends, fans and support, and we hope to keep that momentum going in the new year. We can’t thank you enough, and we’ll continue developing our behavior platform to improve health for researchers, providers, and patients. Here are some highlights from 2011.

In the News
Ginger.io received an generous amount of media attention in 2011, thanks to our new friends at Bloomberg Businessweek, FastCompany, Smarter Planet, Xconomy and others. Medical professionals and patients are serious about using new technology for better health care, and this coverage has helped us spread the word.

We won first place in the Data Design Diabetes competition, a nationwide challenge which rewards innovations in managing diabetes. We are now partnering with providers in deploying an intelligent caregiver alerting system.

Our Partners
After Demo Day at Techstars, we raised $1.7 million in seed financing. We are using the funding to ramp up engineering and product development in 2012. Special thanks to True Ventures, Mitch Kapor and others in Boston, New York and San Francisco for helping us grow our technology platform.

Company Growth
We’ve got some incredible new people on our team, and would like to welcome them officially:

  • Dr. Sai Moturu (Data Scientist): former researcher from the MIT Media Lab with deep experience modelling human behavior
  • Lara Sinicropi-Yao (Account Manager): former clinical trial manager at Mass General Hospital and Sanofi Aventis, focused on cancer and mental health research
  • Sabih Mir (User Experience Designer): 10+ years experience in design working to build compelling enterprise and consumer web platforms
  • Mahesh Sharma (Mobile Engineer): formerly from Microsoft and current mobile stig
  • Brett Stilwell (Software Engineer): deep ties to the Boston Django community with experience in Python, Javascript, jQuery

What Comes Next?
In January, we launched the Ginger.io Behavior Platform in closed beta, and look forward to developing it with our new enterprise partners, individual researchers, and clinicians. While we were sad to leave our friends at Techstars / Dogpatch Labs Cambridge, we are excited to become a part of the Cambridge Innovation Center. Our new office is at the CIC in Kendall square (1 Broadway, 7th Floor).

If 2012 is anything like this past year, we are in for quite a ride. Again, we would like to thank all of our friends, family, and supporters. We could not have succeeded without you!

Best of luck in 2012 from the the Ginger.io Team!