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May 7, 2015 4:41 PM ET

Archived: Prevently – Health Products

iCrowdNewswire - May 7, 2015




Health Content. Health Products. Telemedicine. Wearable Devices


Quick Pitch



Unhealthy behavior is the cause for 7 out of 10 deaths in the U.S. Not only that, but of the $2.7 trillion spent each year on health care in America, 75% is dedicated to treating the fallout of unhealthy habits.

It’s time to leverage modern technology to enable our citizenry to monitor and improve their behaviors. Prevently is a comprehensive platform providing all the tools necessary for people around the nation to take control of their health and prevent future illness.


The Four Pillars

Health Content 

Prevently.com will be a treasure trove of free health content, created by vetted writers and copy editors and approved by physicians. We anticipate building a library of over 150,000 articles in the next couple years, with topics ranging from sleep health and stress management to heart disease and cancer prevention. This search-engine optimized content will be a major draw of traffic for the site, competing with WebMD and similar existing resources.

Health Products

The site will also have an online shop, where we will sell only physician-approved products. Our offerings will include organic food, supplements, personal care products, and wearable devices such as FitBit and WiFi enabled bathroom scales. We will become a trusted resource for preventative devices, such as pressure cuffs that plug into your iPhone or wearable bracelets that track your physical activity level and send your data to the cloud. Buying from the Prevently shop affords you great peace of mind, knowing that U.S. board-certified physicians review each and every product.

Online Consumer Profiles 

In exchange for a small monthly fee, users will be able to create an online profile where they can easily input and track data about their health. This will provide our users unparalleled insight into their personal health. On top of which, we have engineered a ground-breaking algorithm that can predict illness based on behavioral data.


Users may also subscribe to our telemedicine service – giving them unequalled access to professional medical advice and attention. When a patient exhibits unhealthy behaviors, Prevently notifies their doctor, who can call the patient to check in. From there, the doctor and patient can schedule a telemed videoconference to discuss improving behaviors. Prevently users will have access to psychologists, neurologists, nutritionists, cardiologists… the list goes on.

With our innovative four pillar approach, Prevently will corner the market in modern healthcare and become the industry’s most trusted resource in preventative care.


A Tool for Physicians

Physicians will also benefit greatly from our robust platform. By becoming a franchise provider of Prevently services, they will be listed in the trusted Prevently network. Physicians will be enabled to manage their patients remotely via the telemedicine dashboard, thereby building a stronger, mutually beneficial relationship with their patients. The waiting room will become a secondary revenue stream, as a destination for purchasing partnered wearable sensing devices such as fitbit, Nike Fuel Band, Melon EEG Headband and Jawbone UP.


Traction & Accomplishments

website live and generating traffic

recruited writers, editors and physicians to create unique content

close to securing contracts with Harvard Medical School and Mayo Clinic to license out content

wrote algorithm to predict illnesses based on device data

filed patent for algorithm

recruited physicians interested in becoming a Prevently franchisee

have 80,000 Facebook followers at facebook.com/prevently

site is already seeing 1,000 daily visitors


The Future of Prevently

Our comprehensive platform provides unmatched value to both patients and physicians. Prevently will have content to rival WebMD, product selection similar to Whole Foods at your fingertips, device connectivity that far exceeds MDVIP and fitbit, and a robust telemedicine component outstripping Teladoc.

We anticipate exceeding 100,000 content views in the first month, with 5% growth each month thereafter. In addition, we expect over 10,000 users of our online patient profile platform.

Join the Prevently revolution – take control of your health!


About the Team


Jim Meehan – Chief Medical Informatics Officer

Chief Medical Informatics Officer 


Dr. Meehan joined Prevently in July 2013 as the Chief Medical Informatics Officer. His role is to design the system that aggregates patients’ data from remote monitoring devices and analyze it for correlations that reveal disease or dysfunction at its earliest stages. He transforms raw data into user friendly, internet-enabled information dashboards that educate, inform, and motivate changes in behavior. Dr. Meehan graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in the top 2% of his class with a degree in Engineering.


Jim Fulton – Lawyer

Partner at Cooley LLP 


Jim Fulton has been Prevently’s legal counsel since January 2012. He is a partner in the Emerging Companies practice group and partner-in-charge of Cooley’s New York office. He joined the Firm in 1995 and is resident in the New York office. Prior to his tenure in New York, Jim spent 17 years practicing in Cooley’s Palo Alto office where he was firm-wide Chair of the Emerging Companies practice group and co-chair of the Clean Energy and Technologies group. Jim focuses on representing both emerging and established technology, healthcare and biotechnology companies and the venture capital firms that invest in those companies. As a specialist in corporate and securities law, he counsels companies throughout their lifecycle on matters ranging from company formations, private financings, employee equity incentives and executive hiring, to complex spinouts, mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and SEC reporting and compliance. In the last 10 years alone, Jim has worked on more than 350 venture capital transactions, raising more than $4 billion dollars. In addition, Jim has closed venture capital funds raising in excess of $5 billion, public offerings of nearly $1 billion in equity and M&A transactions valued at more than $3 billion.


Laurence Girard – CEO

Harvard College ’15 & Kairos Society Fellow 


Laurence has led the company as Co-Founder and CEO since the company’s inception in September 2012. Laurence focuses on establishing the company’s myriad partnerships and developing the executive team. He is a pre-med student and is in his second year at Harvard University. He has done neurobiology research at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Research at Boston Children’s Hospital. Laurence also has worked for large media companies such as Yahoo! and Demand Media Studios. He spent two years volunteering in the emergency room at Huntington Hospital and played semi-professional soccer for the New York Red Bulls. He is currently co-authoring a urology paper for the Journal of Sexual medicine with a urologist from Tulane Medical School and a paper on stem cells in the developing world with a physician from the Harvard School of Engineering & Applied Sciences.


Kristen Faulkner – CTO

Harvard College 2015 & Entrepreneur 


Kristen Faulkner is a Harvard junior majoring in computer science. Kristen founded her first company at age 12, and most recently co-founded another company Crimson Coders. At Harvard, Kristen is on the Executive board of Harvard College Venture partners, a 2-time applicant in the President’s challenge, an i-lab resident, and an organizer for Harvard’s 3-Day start-up event. Kristen works as an associate for Synergist Ventures in Australia.


Maulik Majmudar – Chief Medical Officer

Clinician, Scientist, Entrepreneur, and Innovator 


Dr. Majmudar joined the company as Chief Medical Office in January 2013. He is a research fellow in cardiovascular medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital with a focus on preclinical cardiovascular molecular imaging using techniques such as cardiac MRI, PET, FMT, and hybrid PET/MRI. He has been involved in entrepreneurship/innovation in healthcare and was a finalist at Healthbox Accelerator 2012 and a semi-finalist in the HBS Social Venture Track Business Plan Competition in 2012. He was also a semifinalist in the MIT 100K Entrepreneurship Competition. He holds a patent for the molecular diagnosis of bacteremia and was a consultant with the American College of Cardiology, a resident in Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and a cardiac MRI fellow at Duke cardiovascular magnetic resonance center in Durham, NC. He was part of the National Institutes of Health Howard Hughes Medical Institutions Cloisters Scholar’s program.


Natanel Barookhian – Advisor



Natanel won the MIT 100k Entrepreneurship Competition in 2010, outbeating 200+ MIT based startups with his company Quartz. Previously, Natanel served on the corporate development team of international tech holding firm IDT Corporation and with VC firm L Capital Partners, as well as an advisor to the CEO of India’s leading VC firm, Reliance Technology Ventures.


George Ellis – Business Advisor

Global Supply Chain at Merck & Co 


George Ellis has been a business adviser to the company since November 2012. He is a global supply chain executive at Merck & Co., Inc., a global healthcare company with 2012 sales of $47 billion. Previously, Ellis was Senior Director Strategic Sourcing at Tyco International, a diversified, $17 billion global company that provides security products and services, fire protection and detection products and services, valves and controls, and other industrial products. Prior to joining Tyco, Ellis was Director of Operations and Integrated Supply Chain at Raytheon Company, a $20.3 billion global leader in aerospace and defense systems integration. Ellis has several years of healthcare industry experience with BOC Healthcare, Glassrock Home Health Care, Homedco, General Medical Corporation and Merck. He earned a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science.


Robert Darling – Director of Telemedicine

Chief Medical Officer at the White House Medical Group 


Dr. Darling is a Board-Certified Emergency Medicine (EM) physician, a Flight Surgeon, and a retired Navy Captain with over 27 years in clinical practice. He served as President of the White House Medical Group, Chief Medical Officer to Kanopi Health, and a Medical Consultant to Command Consulting Group. Dr. Darling was a Founding member of Guardian247, successful telemedicine company.


Bill Fruhan – Business Advisor

Senior Director, Digital Marketing at Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. 


William (Bill) Fruhan has been a business adviser to the company since November 2012. He has 15 years of experience in the life science industry across the biotechnology, medical device, and pharmaceutical sectors. His functional experience includes marketing, commercial analytics, and sales leadership. Bill has a BA from Middlebury College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.


Fabrizio Fantini – Business Advisor

McKinsey consultant & PhD in math 


Dr. Fantini has been a business adviser to the company since November 2012. Fabrizio received an MBA from Harvard business school in 2009 and a PhD in math from Boston University in 2009. He currently works as an Engagement Manager at McKinsey in London, where he leads heavily analytical Corporate Finance and Private Equity projects, mostly a combination of investment analysis and strategic review across multiple geographies including Emerging Markets.


Contact Information:

Jim Meehan
Jim Fulton
Laurence Girard
Kristen Faulkner
Maulik Majmudar
Natanel Barookhian
George Ellis
Robert Darling
Bill Fruhan
Fabrizio Fantini

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