Medical social network Alliance Health buys Seattle’s Medify

Medify, a Seattle startup that helps people find detailed medical information about diseases, has been acquired in a deal of undisclosed size by Alliance Health Networks. Based in Salt Lake City, Alliance Health operates niche-oriented social networks for more than three dozen diseases. Its most popular site is Diabetic Connect, described as the largest social network… Read More

Derek Streat

Inspired by daughter’s illness, Medify CEO sets out to transform health info discovery

Some startup companies are born out of complete necessity. Take, for instance, the situation facing Derek Streat who learned in 2009 that his two-year-old daughter was facing a life-threatening autoimmune disease. Like most parents, Streat set out to find everything he could about the medical condition. And that search was the inspiration behind Medify, a… Read More