Curing Cancer With Big Data
What's a guy supposed to do when he sells his first startup to Google for over $80 million, just 2 years after graduation? Found another company, Flatiron Health (which has so far raised $228 million from, among others, Google Ventures) that is working to cure cancer using big data.
This is the life story, so far, of Nat Turner W'08. Listen to hear him talk with Karl Ulrich about choosing your funding strategically ("taking investment is much more than just capital"), the benefits of being an industry outsider ("I think, honestly, it's an advantage that we did not come from the industry"), rising healthcare costs ("maybe this crisis, maybe this opportunity will actually give rise to some innovative thinking and some better solutions. We can all be hopeful for that."), and more.