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Portfolio company Flywheel has earned a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for its work making data accessible to medical researchers!

Flywheel is the leading data management platform for biomedical research and collaboration. According to managing partner Pradip Madan, “Flywheel’s work on data management and collaboration in life sciences and clinical research has created a data management powerhouse accelerating the bench-to-bedside journey of numerous initiatives.”

The $829,000 grant will provide a centralized, cloud-based research infrastructure to an international cohort of researchers led by King’s College of London, and support research on the neurodevelopmental health of children growing up in poverty and other adverse environments in low- and middle-income countries.

“We’re looking forward to leveraging Flywheel not only to make data easily accessible to our neuroimaging partners around the world, but also to develop shared analytic pipelines and maintain consistency and compatibility,” said Professor Steven Williams, PhD, Professor of Neuroimaging Sciences at King’s College London, and a principal investigator on the project.

“This project will ultimately build the knowledge and analytic capacity of LMIC researchers, allowing them to further optimize neuro-focused interventions in their settings.”

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Are you a founder worried about managing growth through a downturn?

In our latest episode of Execution is King, we talked with Orazio Buzza, Founder and CEO of Fooda. Orazio shared his approach to manage growth in the face of unpredictable variables. He outlines a milestone approach that works when forecasting fails and headwinds start to blow, and helps keep expenses from outpacing revenues as your business grows.

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Portfolio News

Dispatch Expands Its Last-Mile Delivery Service Into California and New York

Great North Ventures invests locally

Good Design Awards Highlight Connected Devices 
NoiseAware Introduces CrowdControl for Elevated-Occupancy Detection

Madison startup that helps consumers navigate food allergen ‘minefield’ explores new tech horizons [Allergy Amulet]

Improving carriers’ cash flow with Branch — Taking the Hire Road

79 Open Positions

See all open positions on the Great North Ventures careers page

Dispatch is hiring for 9 positions

Structural is hiring for 1 position

FactoryFix is hiring for 5 positions

Pitchly is hiring for 1 position

PrintWithMe is hiring for 18 positions

Parallax is hiring for 3 positions

Branch is hiring for 18 positions

Inhabitr is hiring for 1 position

PartySlate is hiring for 3 positions

Flywheel is hiring for 4 positions

Skillit is hiring for 1 position

NextGem is hiring for 2 positions

Backhouse Brands is hiring for 1 position

Yardstik is hiring for 3 positions

Micruity is hiring for 3 positions

Omnia Fishing is hiring for 6 positions

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