Spotlighting Two Deals in the Emerging Markets Portfolio
May 13, 2021 | Ashley Brindamour
To help illustrate the diversity and promise of our Emerging Markets Fund, we wanted to turn the spotlight on two deals recently added to the portfolio: Matchwell and TripleBlind. See below to learn more about both companies, or visit our fund portal and register for a webinar.
Data sharing can help accelerate cures for disease, reduce financial crimes, give companies greater insights into their customers, and much more. But privacy requirements and regulations are a major barrier to that sharing. In privacy-regulated industries like financial services, health, and industrials, companies are prevented from sharing data, and nearly ~75% of their data goes unanalyzed.
TripleBlind has created a safe, secure marketplace bringing together datasets holders with users who could derive insights from that data. TripleBlind helps companies that want to develop ML algorithms and train them on sensitive third-party data to do that in a way that does not compromise the privacy of the data or the algorithm. TripleBlind is the fastest, most accurate, and scalable privacy framework with the highest interoperability.
TripleBlind helps decision makers generate new revenue for their organizations; gain deeper insights faster; create improved modeling and analysis; and collaborate more effectively with customers, partners, and even competitors. While the company is headquartered in Kansas City, MO, they have already expanded to serve clients in South Asia and Australia.
Healthcare staffing is a constant challenge. Facilities seek a less expensive and more sustainable staffing solution than agencies, while healthcare works want better pay and work-life balance. This problem is only expected to continue. The number of healthcare jobs will increase by nearly 12% between 2018 and 2028, but professions like nursing aren’t producing candidates at the same rate.
Matchwell provides a cloud-based job marketplace connecting healthcare workers (nurses, therapists, other caregivers) seeking a job change to short- or long-term contracts by letting them join facility pools they prefer, see shift information, and communicate with facility hiring managers. Candidates are qualified and pre-vetted.
Matchwell captures revenue in a subscription model paid per site and clinical setting. This differs from existing agencies, which are transactional (per shift or per-FTE finders fees), and creates recurring revenue that is stickier than transactional models.
Matchwell has a diverse customer base, including skilled nursing facilities, assisted living centers, and major hospital systems (such as Adventist Healthcare). The company is based in Durham, NC, and has used this to build a strong foothold in the Southeast, from which they are now expanding.
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