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Atlanta’s Sharecare Acquires 17th Company, Expands Footprint Into Silicon Valley

by Maija Ehlinger

Atlanta-based Sharecare announced plans to acquire doc.ai, a Palo Alto startup working to personalize healthcare through its AI and machine learning capabilities.

The acquisition will also further expand Sharecare’s footprint in Silicon Valley, a company spokesperson told Hypepotamus. 

The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

Doc.ai’s products include Serenity, a conversational AI designed to help clinical teams curate and design clinician-to-client dialogues. Passport works to safely reopen offices and other spaces in a post-pandemic world. 

“At Sharecare, we have a well-documented track record of leveraging technology to bring much needed scalable innovation to healthcare and, with this acquisition, we are excited to not only add doc.ai’s exceptional technology and talent to Sharecare, but also immediately capitalize on our complementary efforts in verticals like behavioral health – with Unwinding Anxiety and Serenity – and health security – with VERIFIED and Passport – while forging a path for future collaboration with Anthem, Inc., a leading health benefits company,” said Jeff Arnold, founder, chairman, and CEO of Sharecare.

The acquisition will bring 70 new engineers and 11 P.h.Ds onto the Sharecare team. 

Doc.ai’s co-founders Sam De Brouwer and Walter De Brouwer will join as Sharecare’s new chief strategy officer and chief science officer.

Sharecare says that it was doc.ai’s work with Anthem that drew attention. The healthcare giant has been using doc.ai since 2018 to help personalize health care. 

Additionally, Rajeev Ronanki, senior vice president and chief digital officer at Anthem, will join Sharecare’s board of directors.

Doc.ai marks Sharecare’s 17th acquisition to date. Notable Southeast acquisitions include North Carolina-based WhiteHatAI, MindSciences, Tennessee-based Visualize Health, and Florida-based BioLucid.


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