Nuts & Bolts of GeneticMe
Matthew C. James, C. Smith, J. Doswell, C. Mayaud
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
VC OR ANGEL?
January 1, 2014
2575 Peachtree Rd, NW – Suite 304 Inc
What is GeneticMe?
A bioinformatics/Health IT start-up that firstly educates the user via its web portal which is enriched with in-depth articles relating to the health of everyone in an household (inclusive of pets) based upon genetics. Furthermore our patent-pending cloud based internet infrastructure allows for real-time telemedicine and collaboration over secure and encrypted channels. We look to innovate within the fields of genetic medicine & personalized healthcare by focusing on preventive medicine & predictive technologies, based upon human genetics.
What’s your traction been like thus far?
Exponential growing network of genetic counselors and content providers worldwide. Commencement in development of our patent-pending telemedicine infrastructure.
What do you know now that you wish you would have known when you started GeneticMe?
Being an aspiring serial internet entrepreneur from South Florida, certain products/services and companies can thrive in certain cities. Atlanta is the Health/IT capital of the Southeast and possibly US so one would expect this venture to thrive over other another category.
What’s a hypothesis that you’ve had that has failed? And how did you respond?
WebApps vs native – Being a Semantic Web Architect, prior to the IOS/Android app boom, consumers of services relied upon pure internet technologies and stardards defined by W3C. I didn’t expect so much growth from the app stores earlier on, nonetheless have since learned how to port my webapps over to IOS/Android.
What’s your favorite startup in Atlanta?
What’s your favorite thing about being an entrepreneur?
The ability to innovate and educate each and every day.
What’s your favorite local sports team?
If your company were an animal, what would it be and why?
Wolf – Loyalty, affection and playfulness. Wolves are extremely loyal to other members of their pack – they mate for life, and will take care of sick or injured pack members. They show affection to each other every day in the form of licking and nuzzling – this helps to reinforce their bonds. They are very playful animals, and usually play daily – they chase each other, play-fight, play tug-of-war with sticks or pieces of a kill, and throw objects such as sticks or bones into the air and catch them again.
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