Massive Health Uses Big Data, Mobile Phones to Fight Chronic Disease

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Massive Health, a new San Francisco start-up aimed at tackling health care problems, has just raised $2.25 million in its first round of funding from a stellar list of investors. The company plans to use the money to develop mobile applications that help users treat chronic diseases using big data, analytics, social and game mechanics. Led by founder Aza Raskin, the former creative lead at Mozilla and Sutha Kamal, former technology architect at Fjord, Massive Health has nabbed funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock Discovery Fund, Mohr Davidow Ventures, Felicis VC and Charles River Ventures. A roster of unnamed angel investors have also joined in the funding. Massive Health wants to apply the latest in data analytics and advances in mobile devices to tighten the feedback loop for patients of chronic diseases. By helping people tap into their phones as sensors and then analyzing the data, Massive Health is able to better shape the behavior of users. In much the same way cars that display real-time mileage data help shape driving habits, Massive Health is hoping to create a similar effect using live mobile data.


Massive Health Uses Big Data, Mobile Phones to Fight Chronic Disease