Mapping our values and mission at our second offsite ☀️
WHY WE BUILT THIS
OUR TEAM, ADVISORS, AND INVESTORS
We are backed by some of the best healthcare investors and operators with a range of experience across clinical research and biopharmaceuticals. We are a small team - each of us with our own personal story and motivation to make a difference in the lives of patients.
OUR PERSONAL STORIES
A close friend of mine discovered a brain tumor before she turned 30. I watched as she took control of her own care to enroll in a promising clinical trial which she found independently.
She deciphered medical criteria, convinced her doctors, and declined certain treatments in order to qualify. All of this on her own in an overwhelming time.
Her journey inspired us to build a platform to help other patients navigate similar situations.
Seurat “Sash” Samson,
“I am often inspired by the stories of patients I meet. People doing their best to take their destiny into their own hands, often having to overcome painful hurdles in their journey. We will make this journey easier, and give everyone access to help.”
Sash leads Design at Power. Sash previously designed blockchain products, and built front-end UI systems for international tech companies.
Bask is one of Power’s co-founders. He’s spent his career building & scaling marketplace businesses.
My Why: I had my first run in with the clinical trial space when my Dad was diagnosed with multiple myeloma (discovered when he fractured a vertebrae doing chores around the home). Despite a background in science, I struggled for weeks to understand which therapies were most promising for him, and how he might be able to access them. My hope with Power is that we can make it easier for families everywhere to evaluate and access cutting edge therapies, so folks in a similar position can spend less time on research and more time attending to their loved ones.
Charlie is a full stack engineer with an economics background, and is super excited by the opportunity to empower patients at scale.
“Not everyone has a family doctor, let alone access to a top-tier research hospital! I’m enthusiastic that Power can democratize patient access to novel treatments and help patients receive care that they might not otherwise have been exposed to.”
Partnerships / Go-To-Market
Srinivas leads Go-To-Market at Power. Earlier in his career, he worked in partnerships, finance, business operations, and strategy roles across Flatiron Health, Better Mortgage, American Express, Boston Consulting Group, and Sanford Bernstein.
My Why: I had to navigate clinical trials when my brother-in-law was diagnosed with late-stage cancer - the information we found on clinical trial websites was dense and not actionable, and unfortunately, we lost him a few months later. My hope with Power is that patients anywhere can find, choose and enroll in the right clinical trials easily and on time.
Ed has been a technologist for over a decade, helping build educational products and care service marketplaces.
My partner works in an acute pediatric setting and has shared with me the challenges these families have navigating care for their children. I’m excited by the opportunity to help all patients and their loved ones find the right clinical trials for timely care.
Hafiz (“Fiz”) Dhanani,
Fiz is the founding Marketer at Power. Fiz started his first online performance marketing company in 2010 and over the past decade he’s founded two companies and held roles in marketing at venture backed startups. Most recently in healthcare he was employee #1 at Rocket Doctor, which he helped scale from pre-launch to hundreds of patient visits a day.
My Why: I am particularly passionate about mental health research and hope that through Power we give people the chance to try potentially life-changing treatments.
Jordan is one of the founding engineers at Power and has a history of building and scaling marketplace products.
My Why: In 2005 my sister Lauren, less than one year old at the time, was diagnosed with pneumonia. The symptoms escalated and what started as a common infection spiraled into a life-threatening situation. She spent over two months in the ICU with numerous surgeries and several weeks on dialysis in order to stay alive.
Thanks to her strong will and the amazing care team at SickKids hospital Lauren survived, and is now a healthy and incredibly inspiring high-school student. That situation left a lasting impact and taught me first-hand how frightening such a situation can be, and how important it is to have reason for hope during such times.
My aspiration is that Power can help anyone in a similar situation - whether it’s for themselves or a loved one - to navigate the world of healthcare and find the treatment that provides hope and the best possible chance of survival.