Matt Ripkey

Matt Ripkey
Based in Chicago, Matt Ripkey works on growing Redox by bringing health systems and tech solutions into our interoperable network. One of our resident finance nerds, Matt provides insights into the business issues and opportunities facing digital health today.
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Wearables 2.0: It's All About the Data

Posted by Matt Ripkey on Sep 27, 2017 12:36:26 PM


You may have heard the
rumblings of the return of the wearable coming in 2018. From biometric sensors to cellular capabilities, Silicon Valley hype-monsters are quick to flaunt all of the cool new functionality coming to a wrist near you.

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Counterpoint: Digital Health is Just Getting Started

Posted by Matt Ripkey on Sep 14, 2017 11:49:17 AM


Recently, CNBC posted an article by Rob Coppedge titled "Digital Health is Dead, Says this Health Tech Investor". Obviously, such a bold headline caught the attention of just about everyone at Redox, and the article (and our thoughts about it) circulated through our Slack channels for about a day. 

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Starting at a Startup

Posted by Matt Ripkey on Dec 22, 2016 2:30:27 PM

Almost a year ago to the day, I was sitting in my apartment contemplating skipping a guest lecturer in my Venture Growth class.

It was one of those bitterly cold December evenings where it got a little too dark a little too quickly and my motivation to go listen to yet another guest speaker was unsurprisingly low. I had snacks; I had on sweatpants. The chances of me moving from the couch hovered around zero percent.

Luckily, a friend in the class far more studious than I convinced me to get off the couch and drag myself outside. I say "luckily" because—and I'm not being dramatic here—that lecture wound up being the most important of my college career.

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