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Pops is democratizing healthcare with a platform centered around Mina, an AI virtual coach surrounded by sensors with a consumer experience.

  • Stage Product In Market
  • Industry Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Location Minneapolis, MN, US
  • Currency USD
  • Founded July 2015
  • Employees 10
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
  • Website

Company Summary

Pops is a leader in the democratization of healthcare through a platform centered on Mina, an AI-driven virtual coach in the users' smartphone. People don’t want to be remotely managed as patients. They want a consumer-oriented experience they can use in real-time, while they live their life. Mina is surrounded by simple consumer-experience sensors, starting with a glucose meter that is the simplest way to measure blood glucose on the market. People can now manage their condition 24x7, with a consumer experience they expect.
After receiving FDA clearance, CE Mark, 16 issued patents, and positive clinical evidence, Pops is commercialized in a B2B business model with health plans and employers.


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    CEO and co-founder

    Lonny is a diabetic and after a thirty year career at Medtronic—the last eleven years in Vice-President roles—Lonny resigned his position to lead POPS!. Lonny led the Medtronic Therapy Delivery business. His experience includes technical sales, leading development teams, and working with products that include connectivity of data. Lonny holds a BSEE degree from SD School of Mines and Technology and an MBA from Arizona State University.

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    RD Lead and co-founder

    Dan has over 30 years of experience in medical device manufacturing and product development leadership at 3M, Ottobock Healthcare, and two injection-molding companies. He and his teams introduced over 25 new products in the medical, surgical, orthopedic, prosthetics, and water filtration field. Dan led capital investment projects over $20M to completion on time and within budget. Dan has a BSChemE degree from the University of Minnesota.

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    Nancy Ness

    Nancy has been providing key financial and fundraising services to over 28 medical device start-up companies in Minnesota, New York, and California. In addition, Nancy spent five years as a certified public accountant. Nancy has more than 27 years of experience in the financial community. Nancy has a BA in Accounting and Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas and earned a Certified Public Accountant license in 1984.

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    Nancy Phillips
    VP Strategic Reveneu

    Nancy has over 25 years of experience leading sales for healthcare startups. She has been a key leader in multiple startups that have successfully exited.

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    Brand and Marketing Director

    Tamara is the Captain Marvel of Branding and has helped Pops completely update our brand in he short time with the company. She has 10 years of experience in marketing, digital, and branding with 3M and other companies.


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    Victor Corbett
    Medical Advisor
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