San Francisco, California, 15 June 2021 – Metabiota, the San Francisco-based company that specializes in infectious disease risk analytics, was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s “Technology Pioneers”. Founded in 2008, Metabiota has over a decade of experience partnering with businesses and governments worldwide to build resilience to epidemics and protect global public health.
The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers are early to growth-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the use of new technologies and innovation that are poised to have a significant impact on business and society.
With their selection as Technology Pioneer, CEO Nita Madhav of Metabiota will be invited to participate at World Economic Forum activities, events, and discussions throughout the year. Metabiota will also contribute to Forum initiatives over the next two years, working with global leaders to help address key industry and societal issues.
“We’re excited to welcome Metabiota to our 2021 cohort of Technology Pioneers,” says Susan Nesbitt, Head of the Global Innovators Community, World Economic Forum. “Metabiota and its fellow pioneers are developing technologies that can help society solve some of its most pressing issues. We look forward to their contribution to the World Economic Forum in its commitment to improving the state of the world.”
“It’s a great honor to be acknowledged as a pioneer by the World Economic Forum”, said Metabiota’s Nita Madhav. “This provides validation that our technology is among the most unique in the world to build health systems, societies, and economies that are more resilient to infectious diseases. Our technology can help risk mitigation efforts as infectious diseases continue to pose an increasing global threat. We look forward to contributing to the Forum dialogues on this challenge.”
For the first time in the community’s history, over 30% of the cohort are led by women. The firms also come from regions all around the world, extending their community far beyond Silicon Valley. This year’s cohort includes start-ups from 26 countries, with UAE, El Salvador, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe represented for the first time.
The diversity of these companies extends to their innovations as well. 2021 Tech Pioneer firms are shaping the future by advancing technologies such as AI, IoT, robotics, blockchain, biotechnology, and many more. The full list of Technology Pioneers can be found here.
Technology Pioneers have been selected based on the community’s selection criteria, which includes innovation, impact, and leadership as well as the company’s relevance with the World Economic Forum’s Platforms.
All info on this year’s Technology Pioneers can be found here: http://wef.ch/techpioneers21
More information on past winners, information on the community, and the application link can be found here.
About Metabiota: Metabiota has been on the leading edge of helping organizations navigate infectious disease threats for over a decade. Metabiota works with governments and industry to proactively estimate, anticipate, mitigate and manage epidemic risk, supporting global health security, sustainable development, and data-driven decisions. The team includes global leaders in epidemiology, veterinary medicine, laboratory science, data science, actuarial science, social science, and political economics. The company’s international footprint includes offices in San Francisco, Cameroon, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (www.metabiota.com).
About World Economic Forum: The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas. (www.weforum.org).
About the Technology Pioneers:
The World Economic Forum believes that innovation is critical to the future well-being of society and to driving economic growth. Launched in 2000, the Technology Pioneer community is composed of early to growth-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the design, development, and deployment of new technologies and innovations, and are poised to have a significant impact on business and society.
The World Economic Forum provides the Technology Pioneers community with a platform to engage with the public- and private-sector leaders and to contribute new solutions to overcome the current crisis and build future resiliency.