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Zach Weinberg (Co-Founder, President, COO) and Nat Turner (Co-Founder, CEO)

Location: Built in 1902 the Flatiron Building’s shape had a peculiar effect, causing swirling wind that lifted the skirts of passing women. It has other quirks: men’s bathrooms are only on even floors, women’s on odd; and getting to the top floor requires two elevators as it was a late addition to the building.

Flatiron Health – Fighting cancer with organized data

Health Tech
Founded in 2012
302 employees
Funding $328M / 3 Rounds

Flatiron Health is a healthcare technology company that’s raised over $320MM from Google Ventures, Roche and others to transform cancer treatment using organized data. They believe the biggest revolutions in cancer treatment will happen by creating the digital infrastructure to organize patient data and track it more efficiently. Typically, when someone has cancer — unless they are 4% of the population part of a clinical trial or research hospital — their records won’t be aggregated as part of a larger, collaborative system. Flatiron is building a “learning healthcare” platform that will enable all patients’ cancer experiences to help others facing the disease. Flatiron’s 300-person team includes some of the best minds in healthcare, tech and cancer including oncologists, nurses, data scientists and engineers. They have a hugely ambitious plan but it’s working — they recently entered into a major collaboration with the FDA to study real-world effects of immunotherapy treatment.

This article was published in “the Hundert Vol. 9 – Startups of New York“, December 2016.