About us

We are an international team, passionate about saving lives, who came together to fight COVID-19 and to create a system that can manage pandemics, which are an emergency today and will be the normality in the future.

Our core team

Arianna Arienzo - Business

Arianna Arienzo, is a second-time founder with expertise in business development, innovation and operations. She has been working and studying internationally including her recent experience in Silicon Valley, where she got exposed to the world's most innovative startup ecosystem. She brings together corporate and startup experience with high passion for the Healthcare sector. Arianna has the ability to build strong relationships, with realistic optimism and impressive listening and understanding skills.

Deepa Krishnamurthy - Machine learning expert

Deepa Krishnamurthy, is an engineer with +6 years of experience in machine learning and artificial intelligence. She has co-developed a first-of-its-kind optometric medical device as part of her master thesis in a partnership between the KTH Royal Institute of Technology and the Carl Zeiss Meditec company in Germany.

Jonė Pukėnaitė - Medical Affairs

Dr Jonė Pukėnaitė, medical affairs manager of VoiceMed, is a medical doctor with +5 years of experience in clinical settings and +3 years of experience in medical management. She is overseeing VoiceMed’s first pilot study in partnership with the Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kaunas Clinics, the largest and the most advanced medical institution in Lithuania and Baltic States.

And others

Additionally, VoiceMed counts with 15 full-time equivalents with expertise in software development, web development, machine learning, agile product management, medical and clinical research, compliance, business development and marketing.

These collaborators have been contributing skills and time pro bono in the early stages of VoiceMed.

From this team, we would like to highlight:

Samantha Deversin, legal counsultant for VoiceMed, is a lawyer with experience in corporate law, GDPR and compliance and a master of Law from HEC Paris (#1 - European Business Schools Ranking 2019 - Financial Times).

Dr Anvesh Jallapally, clinical data and medical research manager of VoiceMed, is a pharmacist with PhD in Medical Sciences from the University of Antwerp. He has +7 years of experience in clinical trials and experience in both machine learning and medical research. 

Dr Thayabaran Kathiresan, scientific affairs manager of VoiceMed, is an engineer and researcher from the University of Zurich with PhD in phonetics and speech sciences and +4 years of experience in applying state-of-the-art machine learning methods to speech and voice analysis.

Our growth and successes

In our first stage, VoiceMed has been characterized by fast growth and excellent visibility following our success in multiple hackathons (listed below). We have established partnerships for pilot studies in the Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kaunas Clinics, Hospital of University of Nairobi in Kenya, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil and Hospital Clínic de Barcelona.

Our web app has been integrated into the Lithuania national chatbot (viltebot.com) as well as contact tracing app GeoHealth App in German. Partnerships with hospitals enable us to get clinically validated data from COVID-19 patients as well as doctors advice and support for starting the clinical trial once the MVP is ready. Integration with current contact tracing apps allows us to gather more real-world data and get more visibility, as well as gather users' feedback.

We have been increasing visibility thanks to different awards, such as:
1st place Hack For Italy, in save lives category
1st place Hack for Sweden, in save lives digital category
1st place Jump for Italy,
Top Finalists Global hack
Top finalists EU vs Virus hack
Top finalist Hack for Norway