Want to predict what your personal health will look like tomorrow, or 10 years from now? Well, look no further than 100Plus a new stealthy health startup founded by Chris Hogg, a healthcare and health data research specialist and Ryan Howard the Founder and CEO of free EMR service, Practice Fusion.
Essentially, 100Plus is a personalized health prediction platform that uses data analytics and game mechanics to show just how much small changes in one’s behavior can lead to a longer and fuller life.
And for their own financial health, the startup announced this morning that it has raised a $500,000 round of seed funding from Founders Fund via its own founder and managing partner, Peter Thiel. Thiel, for those unfamiliar, is the co-founder and former CEO of Paypal and was the first investor in Facebook.
It’s no mystery why 100Plus’ mission is appealing to investors. The healthtech space is booming, and entrepreneurs and investors are looking for smarter and more effective ways to leverage the ever-growing healthcare dataset to build smart solutions that lead to healthier lifestyles and longer lives. Unanimously, we all want to be healthier, and we also want to know how our current behaviors are going to effect us down the line.
23andMe is a great example of this, as it is attempting to build the largest dataset and resource for genetic information on the planet as well as offering genetic analysis to let users see if they are at risk for a number of diseases. Obviously, the possibilities are many. Like 23andMe, 100Plus is building an interactive health application that leverages large clinical datasets. Using its own algorithms to parse that data, it will then show users personalized predictions of their future health as well as allow them to compare their health those with common dimensions of health and habits.
The startup then adds a bit of game mechanics to that analysis to give users a more enjoyable way to make incremental changes in their behavior to improve their health and live longer.
As to its data, 100Plus builds on the Practice Fusion Research Division’s proprietary clinical dataset of 24 million de-identified records and public datasets from the CDC and HealthData.gov. The startup then uses this anonymized data to create predictive models of future health.
“When you’re 80, will you be riding a wheelchair or a bicycle? How do your health decisions today impact your quality of life in 50 years?” said Founders Fund Partner Brian Singerman. “By generating predictions about health, based on enormous datasets and user behavior, 100Plus gives us life-changing insights.”
100Plus is currently in stealth mode, hard at work on building these models, and is planning a beta launch to the public in mid-2012. The startup also is hiring and seeking new partners looking to incorporate additional valuable health data into its model.