Basic Information

Our tagline:

Easily deployable AI/ML/digital phenotyping driven mobile digital addiction prevention and chronic pain management platform

Our pitch:

1) The opiate epidemic is a catastrophe. Many patients with pain started on opiates cycle into addiction. Chronic pain affects 1.5 billion worldwide. Opiates aren't working. The world wants a different solution. That solution is WellBrain. 

2) Founded & led by 3 Harvard, Stanford, & Mayo clinic trained pain physicians along with a digital  health gamification expert, WellBrain is a B2B2C digital health addiction prevention and chronic pain management platform that frontline providers can easily deploy to their patients using a smartphone app providing patients with a personalized assessment of mental health including risk of opiate abuse and then using artificial intelligence/machine learning and digital phenotyping to customize an array of evidenced based non opiate modalities to best manage pain and fight the opiate epidemic.  We are live, post-MVP, and have demonstrated a reduction in ER visits, reduction in opioid Rxs, & improvement in pain

3) Our solution is a gamechanger as it will save lives from the opiate epidemic, help millions with chronic pain, and help prevent the opiate catastrophe from happening again.

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Where our solution team is headquartered or located:

San Francisco, CA, USA

The dimensions of the Challenge our solution addresses:

  • Effective and affordable healthcare services
About Your Solution

What makes our solution innovative:

Our integration of smart phone based digital phenotyping with AI and ML is a unique application of an existing technology in mobile health

We recently acquired a company called Mevoked that is focused on helping identify and manage patients with postpartum depression through smart phone based digital phenoytping. We plan on integrating this technology so that can we personalize care at the right time away from the medical office 

How technology is integral to our solution:

Our cloud-based platform for the 1.75 billion people with smartphones allows for a rapidly scalable solution enabling the ability to deliver the right management at the right time outside of the physician's office through digital phenotyping and deliver an even more personalized and optimized solution over time using ML/AI

WellBrain has plans to roll out to 200 provider offices in 2018. With more data, we will be able to optimize the program deliver better care for each patient and have figured out how to best deploy our platform to providers and patients to optimize adherence

Our solution goals over the next 12 months:

Expand to 200 provider offices in the United States

Execute trials with Kaiser for managing pain around knee surgery, MD Anderson for palliative care, and Columbia University for thoracic postsurgical pain

Deploy globally through MIT Solve to providers and patients abroad in need for free consistent with WellBrain's mission-driven approach in helping those in need

Integrate digital phenotyping into the product, add telecoaching, as well as optimize AI/ML engine to build a better product

Save 100 lives from opiate addiction

Our vision over the next three to five years to grow and scale our solution to affect the lives of more people:

With a first mover advantage with acceptance into the marketplace, an innovative and patent protected product, and viral effects from scale, we can scale to become the largest digital addiction prevention & chronic pain program globally helping millions of lives of the 1.5 billion worldwide who experience chronic pain. Our platform can then likely scale to other chronic medical conditions that are underaddressed such as postpartum depression and a wide plethora of other diseases

How we will reach and retain our customers or beneficiaries:

We are expanding our sales team to focus on the United States providers and hospitals. We plan on working with NGO's and medical mission groups such as Doctors without Borders to deploy WellBrain for free abroad.

As long as a patient has a smartphone, they will be able to access our addiction prevention and chronic pain program.

How many people we are currently serving with our solution:

10000 patients

20% reduction in ER visits

20% reduction in opiate use

25% improvement in pain control

The population of 1.5 billion patients worldwide with chronic pain

How many people we will be serving with our solution in the 12 months and the next 3 years:

Target initial population- United States. We are growing rapidly and anticipate 100,000 patients using WellBrain in 12 month and 3 million in 3 years.

We expect to see a reduction in opiate overdoses, opiate use, emergency room visits for pain (most common reason for coming to the ER), & improvement in pain control 

About Your Team

How our solution team is organized:


How many people work on our solution team:


How many years we have been working on our solution:

3-4 years

The skills our solution team has that will enable us to attract the different resources needed to succeed and make an impact:

Extraordinary domain expertise- Our founding team of physicians trained at Harvard, Stanford, and the Mayo Clinic with over 50 years of clinical expertise as clinical leaders in the field. Our CEO founded 3 gaming companies prior having raised over $50M previously. We are mission driven company taking on one of the 21st century's biggest challenges and have been successful in attracting the best and brightest who are motivated to do good for the world

Our revenue model:

1. Physician-Payor Model

Per-transaction payor reimbursement shared with providers. Generating revenue since Mar’16.  Shifting to flat monthly SAAS fee model with 10 new providers coming on board in June

2. Patient Direct

Direct to Patient subscription platform use @Home module

3. Medical Device and Pharmas 3rd parties want access to a more patient-centric solution and showcasing non-opiate modalities that might be beneficial for patients through our platform has garnered strong interest of medical device/pharma companies. We already have 2 partnerships with big device companies and want to promote evidence based non-opiate approaches that can help in addiction prevention and chronic pain

4. Hospitals

Three pilots in process with Kaiser, John Muir and Columbia.  

5. Insurance Companies

Directly integration of WellBrain into their systems post studies of reduced opioid and ER visits

Partnership Potential

Why we are applying to Solve:

I was honored to be invited to SOLVE to help facilitate at the Brain Leadership in 2018. I was impressed by those attending really driven to change the world for the better. I only see strong growth and value from SOLVE as they bring in the world's best changemakers. SOLVE will help us connect to those organizations that can help spread the benefits of WellBrain around the globe

The key barriers for our solution:

Lack of awareness on what we are doing. SOLVE will elevate our game in the mission-driven world much as the Shark Tank does for consumer companies

The types of connections and partnerships we would be most interested in if we became Solvers:

  • Impact Measurement Validation and Support
  • Media Visibility and Exposure
  • Grant Funding
  • Preparation for Investment Discussions

Solution Team

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