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Serial entrepreneur Kurt Waltenbaugh has been in the business of data since the early 90’s.

At Retek (acq. 1996 by HNC Software), it was retail data and with Integral7 (acq. 2010 by Pearson), it was professional credentialing.

That was before he did five years inside Optum, building products based on clinical and claims data for the employer, payer and provider markets.

“I learned that taking costs out of healthcare is good on the whole, but very challenging for the individual players within that market,” he says on his motive for returning to the startup game.