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December 18, 2014 -- AliveCor Launches Third Generation Heart Monitor Advancing the Future of Heart Health

December 9, 2014 -- Omron Healthcare and AliveCor Collaborate for Heart Health

November 16, 2014 -- AliveCor® to Showcase the AliveCor Heart Monitor at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions

October 21, 2014 -- AliveCor Honored as one of FierceMedicalDevices’ Fierce 15 Most Promising Private Medical and Diagnostic Companies in the World

September 29, 2014 -- AliveCor Launches New App to Auto Detect Atrial Fibrillation in an ECG Recording

September 9, 2014 -- Apollo Hospitals and AliveCor® Announce Exclusive Collaboration

August 21, 2014 -- AliveCor Receives First FDA Clearance to Detect a Serious Heart Condition in an ECG on a Mobile Device

July 17, 2014 -- One Million ECGs Recorded with the AliveCor® Heart Monitor

June 3, 2014 -- Free Heart Screenings Available in More than 100 Pharmacies in North East London

May 19, 2014 -- Studies Presented at Heart Rhythm 2014 Demonstrate Accuracy of the AliveCor® Heart Monitor and Confirm Patient Satisfaction

April 2, 2014 -- AliveCor Announces Results of SEARCH-AF Trial

March 18, 2014 -- AliveCor Continues To Improve Its Service Offerings

March 3, 2014 -- AliveCor Expert ECG Analysis Service Now Avaliable In UK and Ireland

February 24, 2014 -- AliveCor Offers Integration With Practice Fusion's Electronic Health Records Platform

February 10, 2014 -- AliveCor Receives FDA Over-the-Counter Clearance For Its Heart Monitor


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November 19, 2014 -- In the World of Wearables, Tech Companies Are Suddenly Taking Heart (Rate)

November 4, 2014 -- Smartphone Screening for Afib?

October 1, 2014 -- AliveCor - 2014 Fierce 15

September 29, 2014 -- AliveCor launches new app with FDA-cleared AFib algorithm

August 28, 2014 -- U.S. startups get OK for smartphone-based heart tracking

August 22, 2014 -- 8 Things You Didn’t Know You Can Do with Your Smartphone

August 21, 2014 -- FDA approves AliveCor’s heart arrhythmia-detecting app algorithm

August 21, 2014 -- FDA approves tech that turns smartphone into stroke warning system

August 21, 2014 -- Your smartphone can now tell you if you have a heart condition

June 26, 2014 -- Real-time ECG from your fingertips

June 10, 2014 -- Smartphone-enabled ECG devices effective at detecting arrhythmias in children

May 18, 2014 -- 6 apps to help lower your health-care costs

May 16, 2014 -- Silicon Valley in-depth: Tapping medtech's Big Data with AliveCor CEO Euan Thomson

May 15, 2014 -- Electrocardiogram (ECG) at home? Phone it in!

May 7, 2014 -- 6 gadgets that could save your life

April 25, 2014 -- Health Care Apps Offer Patients an Active Role

April 3, 2014 -- Study Provides Validation For AliveCor’s iPhone ECG screening, Algorithm Approach

March 9, 2014 -- Boom in personal health tech could be your lifesaver.

February 27, 2014 -- World-changing ideas: A Q&A with Dr. Leslie Saxon, Founder of the Center for Body Computing.

February 24, 2014 -- AliveCor integrates smartphone ECG with Practice Fusion's EMR.

February 24, 2014 -- AliveCor teams up with Practice Fusion to advance digital health.

February 24, 2014 -- Practice Fusion strikes medical device deals to offer docs real-time data.

February 21, 2014 -- High-tech heart help: How useful are cardiac smartphone apps?

February 18, 2014 -- AliveCor Heart Monitor now available over the counter: Interview with CEO Euan Thomson

February 1, 2014 -- Health and appiness.

Executive Bios

Dave E. Albert, MD - Founder and Chief Medical Officer

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Dave E. Albert, MD Founder and Chief Medical Officer

David E. Albert, MD, an Oklahoma native, is a physician, inventor and serial entrepreneur who has developed medical and other life-saving technologies and products over the last 30 years, turning a number of those innovations into tech startups. Today, he is a founder of three technology companies, InnovAlarm, Lifetone Technology and AliveCor. His previous startups include Corazonix Corp (sold to Arrhythmia Research Technology) and Data Critical (sold to GE). Dr. Albert left GE in 2004 as Chief Scientist of GE Cardiology to disrupt several new markets.

His latest invention, AliveCor Mobile ECG, became a global sensation via a four-minute YouTube Video in January 2011 around the Consumer Electronics Show and was featured on ABC, CBS, CNN and Fox News among many other media outlets. Dr. Albert has 32 issued US patents, a large number pending and several new “secret inventions” in development. He has authored or co-authored over 50 scientific abstracts and publications principally in the Cardiology literature. Dr. Albert has lectured at the Entrepreneurship programs at the MIT Sloan School and the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Albert graduated with Honors from Harvard College and from Duke University Medical School.

Ira Bahr - Chief Commercial Officer

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Ira Bahr Chief Commercial Officer

Ira brings brings extensive sales, marketing and business development experience with high profile consumer, technology and media brands, most notably as CMO of Dish Network, where he was responsible for customer acquisition, customer loyalty, and corporate communications. During his tenure, Bahr oversaw the product planning and marketing for “Hopper,” Dish’s whole-home DVR as well as for Dish’s first mobile applications on IOS and Android. Previously, Bahr led marketing for Sirius Satellite Radio. As the company’s 12th employee, he oversaw business development, marketing, programming, and, most notably, was responsible for the creation and development of the Sirius name and corporate identity. Ira began his career at BBDO where he held positions of increasing responsibility working with high-profile clients including FedEx, Pepsi-Cola and General Electric.

Bahr holds a B.A. degree from Columbia University in New York City.

Vic Gundotra - Chief Executive Officer

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Vic Gundotra Chief Executive Officer

Vic brings more than 20 years of consumer and engineering management experience from some of the most successful technology companies in the world.

For more than 8 years Vic was at Google where he most recently served as Senior Vice President from 2011 until April 2014, heading up the company’s social initiatives, including Photos, Hangouts, and Google+. Vic joined Google in 2007 as vice president of engineering, where he was responsible for mobile application development, including product management and marketing. These included developing mobile versions of YouTube, Gmail, Maps, and Search. He also led the company’s developer evangelism and application development efforts and launched Google I/O.

Prior to Google, Vic spent 15 years at Microsoft, where he worked on a variety of products and operating systems, including Windows 3.0, NT, Windows XP, and Vista. He was recognized by MIT as a “Young Innovator under 35” for his work in sparking Microsoft’s change from Win32 to the .NET programming model. More recently, Vic was general manager of Microsoft’s developer outreach efforts worldwide, including evangelism and strategy for products like Windows Vista, Visual Studio, Microsoft Office, Microsoft CRM and Windows Mobile.

Vic holds several patents in the area of distributed computing and identity-based access to cloud resources.

Frank Petterson - Vice President of Engineering

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Frank Petterson Vice President of Engineering

Frank brings 15 years of engineering experience to AliveCor.

Frank served as the lead Engineer at Google responsible for YouTube Live and Gaming. During his time he built a successful team and delivered YouTube’s live streaming and gaming products on iOS, Android, web and consoles. While at Google he was also the lead engineer for Hangouts messaging, and the Google+ iOS app.

Prior to Google, Petterson was the Production Technology Supervisor at Industrial Light & Magic where he was responsible for the design and development of simulation software for visual effects such as water, explosions and fracture. His work has been used in nine feature films, which include, Avatar, Star Trek, Transformers and Harry Potter franchises.

Petterson earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from Rice University, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University. Petterson is an Academy Award winner for his work on the Industrial Light & Magic fluid simulation system. Petterson is the author of numerous publications and holds 10 issued patents.

Simon Prakash - Vice President of Hardware Engineering and Operations

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Simon Prakash Vice President of Hardware Engineering and Operations

Simon brings more than 20 years of experience in product hardware design and development.

Simon most recently served as the Senior Director of Product Hardware Development at Google where he led the design and development of the current and future versions of Google Glass as well as defining other future products. During his tenure at Google he was responsible for product development, technology pathfinding, and started the reliability, battery, safety and quality teams within Google.

Prior to Google, Simon was a Senior Director of Product Integrity in the Hardware design group at Apple for almost nine years and was directly involved in developing the first iPhone, iPad, and many industry-leading laptops and desktops. Simon has also worked in the optics industry developing the first 1300 nm VCSEL for telecom use.

Prakash earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University, and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Colorado. He has served and presented on a number of IEEE and ASME conferences including component packaging, thermal design and reliability.

Sharon Tracy - Vice President of Sales

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Sharon Tracy Vice President of Sales

Experienced Health System and Managed Market Access Leader, Sharon's breadth of healthcare experience spans 20+ years in the pharmaceutical, medical device and technology industries. As VP of Sales for AliveCor, Sharon is responsible for HCP sales and strategy for North America.

Her prior experience includes Sales Leadership, Strategy Development and Implementation Roles, leading teams of 80+ sales professionals as well as customer interfacing account management roles working with Health Systems and National/Regional Payer Accounts.

Sharon graduated with a marketing degree from Miami University Ohio. Her background includes health care sales, marketing, operations, regulatory, information security and HR. Expertise in driving innovative solutions for payers and health care systems deploying patient-outcomes initiatives related to tele-health, remote patient monitoring, patient engagement, patient satisfaction, disease management, population health, readmissions reductions, medication therapy management and transitions of care.