I’m a huge music fan, both listening to it, live, and recorded, and making it. Today's guest is Chris Fernandez, CEO and co-founder at EnsoData.Founded in 2015, EnsoData provides software-as-a-service (SaaS) that enables the discovery, identification, and actionable reporting of critical to understand patterns and trends in health data. And then it’s been scaling since then. Chris Fernandez has a M.S. You know, it’s fascinating to me that you mentioned that there’s a straight-up sleep focused fund, which is pretty incredible. Nobody has cracked the nut. And now we live in a world with, you know, more data than we conceived that we could even store a decade ago. We built this thing that we validated good and just the same amount of data as Netflix as cloud. Email Justin at firstname.lastname@example.org. And so they are really limited by just the amount of that mammography data that they had. And then the three of us took on the FDA submission. And that really kind of helped us to accelerate that fundraise process. Founded in 2015, EnsoData provides software-as-a-service (SaaS) that enables the discovery, identification, and actionable reporting of critical to … Sirj Goswami, PhD Founder and CEO, InsightRx. In episode 239 we welcome our guest, Chris Fernandez, co-founder and CEO of EnsoData. Come with me. And I don’t think we’re bad at telling you, they put together our first round of seed financing. And I could walk you through those if that would be of interest. Meb: What’s been the most memorable moment of this entrepreneur journey of the past? And my academic advisor told me at that time, “You’re doing too many things, you need to pick.” And a couple of days later, I had gotten to Y Combinators, first fellowship program, where they picked 35 companies out of more than 7,000 applicants to move out to the Bay Area and do that whole thing. We get into the long-term vision for the company, and even the potential for transferability of their algorithms and AI into other areas outside of sleep. All three EnsoData employees have an intensive background in handling big data. Chris Fernandez is the Co-Founder and CEO of EnsoData, the company using AI to more accurately diagnose health conditions. What’s the headcount out now? Today's guest is Chris Fernandez, CEO and co-founder at EnsoData.Founded in 2015, EnsoData provides software-as-a-service (SaaS) that enables the discovery, identification, and actionable reporting of critical to understand patterns and trends in health data. And, you know, we got to it. We do envision wearables as being an important mechanism for patients and consumers to be able to access information about how they sleep and how they can improve it. And then there’s a raffle and kind of what order you get to choose it. And within AI, there were incredible breakthroughs over the last several years in image recognition and computer vision, and natural language processing, and speech translation, and in a variety of other applications of AI. Today's guest is Chris Fernandez, CEO and co-founder at EnsoData. So that was the approach that we took. As it turns out, we also loved working together and wanted to turn these passions into something tangible. Chris: It was interesting to go around. We walk through the origin story of EnsoData, from the founders’ initial idea followed by 12 pivots to arrive at their flagship product, EnsoSleep. It’s more comfortable. Can you walk through kind of where we are here in 2020, what other fun expansions either this analysis or other things you guys are looking at to the extent you can talk about it? And the initial response, they were really excited, the digital blood pressure companies, the companies that made home sleep apnea testing devices, they said, “Awesome. What’s your hacks? I highly recommend Dreamit as well, and Necessary Ventures, HealthX Ventures, Fully Capitalist. My other two co-founders are technical as well in background. I’m glad that we took the advice to stay in school because when we graduated, I felt an inch deep and a mile wide. We walk through the origin story of EnsoData, from the founders’ initial idea followed by 12 pivots to arrive at their flagship product, EnsoSleep. Chris Fernandez has a M.S. EnsoData, a Madison, Wisconsin-based startup that is using artificial intelligence to analyze the human body to diagnose health conditions, today announced the close of $9 million in funding.. So I’d recommend everybody try to just sleep adequately and playing that other game. We were able to bootstrap enough data into our ecosystem to be able to build the product, to be able to validate it clinically, and ultimately, kind of take that to market. Chris: So, transferable is the magic word. So we stuck around, found the university to be an amazing sort of launchpad for startups, I would recommend that to anybody as possibly the best place to start a company. That’s an area that we’re really excited about. So we’re like, “I guess we want this. They have broad expertise in the healthcare industry in these different segments. My wife doesn’t. How high quality is the data? It includes things like eg studies, or that are used to diagnose epilepsy and other neurodevelopmental and their general conditions that includes, you know, monitoring devices that are used in surgical procedures, and anesthesiology. What’s next? Guest: Chris Fernandez is co-founder and CEO of EnsoData, a startup with technology using artificial intelligence and machine learning to analyze wave-form data to save clinicians time on labor-intensive, complex data interpretation and help them across the care continuum. “This joint collaboration will enable our technology-driven companies to accelerate innovation in the field of sleep medicine, leading to new developments to transform the delivery of care and enable clinicians to spend more time personalizing patient care and less time on data in a way that improves access, outcomes, satisfaction and costs,” said Chris Fernandez, EnsoData’s CEO. We actually have a jam studio in our office. We have continued to do that. These waveform studies are used in nearly every specialty of medicine. In today’s episode, we’re talking all things sleep. But unfortunately, you can’t get very far if you have on the order of a few hundred data examples to be able to train that system. We wanna go wireless. So at the end of it, we really had the good fortune of being able to pick out a syndicate of Venture Capital Partners that had real domain expertise and unique value to bring to the table. When is the next time you see a live show in-person? So listeners, if you wanna do, like, a 10-foot meetup, shoot me a message, and we can grab a beer somewhere. it was the busiest couple days ever. We want to make sure you get the most out of our platform. Chris: Thank you for having me. We went on one vacation. Chris: There’s been a couple. So we’re doing a little bolus of hiring right now just to increase our firepower and our capacity. in Biomedical Engineering from UW-Madison and brings more than five years of artificial intelligence and big data research experience to EnsoData. It is hard sleeping on couches. Those got connected to the internet. That was co-led by venture investors as well. Then we looked at each other. Meb: What’s the current gold standard for apnea? We’ve done some initial validation of our software in several areas outside. Chris Fernandez Senior Project Manager - Azure Cloud Infrastructure / 0365. Off to the races, now we’re working with more than 300 sleep clinics around the U.S., some of the leading academic medical centres enterprise health systems, sleep clinics, integrated diagnostic, testing facilities, and increasingly portfolio partnerships with medical device informant. Like, I guess we’re gonna do wireless pulse oximetry. To listen to Episode #239 on iTunes, click here, To listen to Episode #239 on Stitcher, click here, To listen to Episode #239 on Pocket Casts, click here, To listen to Episode #239 on Google Play, click here, Comments or suggestions? Chris Fernandez is the Co-Founder and CEO of EnsoData, the company using AI to more accurately diagnose health conditions. 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