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 Delve Health on Track to Transform Clinical Trials Worldwide

Traction Capital has invested in an on-going partnership with a local Minnesota MedTech company with experience in clinical studies around the world. Delve Health reduces clinical trial costs and accelerated drug development by bringing the trials to patient homes, enabling more accurate data collection, and processing from wearables, digital health apps and sensors. The Minneapolis venture capital firm looks forward to helping the company continue their expansion.

Delve Health’s end-to-end solution combines web, mobile, SMS and wearables to make clinical trials more accessible to a broader group of patients to increase patient diversity and engagement. Ultimately, Delve Health’s technology platform improves clinical trial outcomes for pharma and medical device companies.

“We are very excited about partnering with Traction Capital. Their investment will allow us to nearly double our staff, while updating and strengthening our platform—all of which will allow us to continue to effectively help patients around the world” says Wessam Sonbol, co-founder and CEO of Delve Health. Delve Health has already supported 100+ studies and 26 registries in a variety of therapeutic areas. Their clients include medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotech manufacturers; clinical research organizations (CROs); as well as specific therapeutic area organizations.

The founders, Wessam Sonbol and Tamer Swidan, each have over 20 years of experience in healthcare and technology industries—making them extremely qualified to enter the MedTech world. With big goals on the horizon, they are looking to hire for a variety of positions, including individuals with expertise in sales, marketing, operations, and software development. Follow Delve Health as well as Traction Capital’s LinkedIn pages for more details and up-to-date information.

As they begin putting their investment to use, they plan to grow their team, expand their marketing efforts, and continue to work on product enhancements.

Key advantages of Delve Health’s solution include:

  • Access to a large, diverse patient pool
  • Reduction in patient burden and increase in patient data
  • Minimized patient dropouts

Traction Capital and Delve Health are delighted to partner in pursuit of this growth opportunity. With similar principles, Traction Capital looks forward to helping Delve Health enhance their values and achieve high growth. “The Traction Capital team is looking forward to working with Delve Health as they remain focused on growing their business and making clinical trials more accessible to a greater number of people. We believe the industry is ready to embrace Delve Health’s innovative solution to virtual and hybrid clinical trials (e.g., decentralized clinical trials (DCTs)), which is validated by their growing number of contracts with major clinics around the world. We are excited to work with Wessam and his team as we implement processes and leverage our experienced network to add value and grow the business,” says Shane Erickson, Founder and Managing Partner of Traction Capital.

 

Traction Capital has invested in a Minnesota Technology company revolutionizing the way people fly fish. The company provides anglers with the knowledge and technology to optimize their trout fishing experience. The Minneapolis venture capital firm looks forward to helping TroutRoutes grow their platform as they tackle the U.S market.

TroutRoutes is revolutionizing a sport that began over 1,000 years ago. Their mobile app and desktop service provides anglers with maps of public streams, water conditions, access points, elevation levels, GPS services, locations of local fly shops and more.

“What we’re most excited about is the mentorship and integrated approach to Traction as a capital partner,” says TroutRoutes founder Zach Pope. “The next phase of our project will require more than an early product and an excited early adopter cohort; we’ll need structure, process and people and I can’t think of a better partner for this than Traction Capital and the leadership with Shane Erickson.”

TroutRoutes is already active in 33 states and has mapped over 25,000 streams. With over 100,000 users, they are changing the way new and accomplished anglers experience trout fishing.

Founder Zach Pope is an avid trout angler himself and noticed firsthand the opportunity in the market. In addition to angling, Pope also has experience in technology engineering and management in the medical device space with a Masters in Management of Technology from the University of Minnesota. TroutRoutes has grown rapidly in 2022 and now has 4 employees, with several active openings in technology (software engineering), marketing and operations.

As TroutRoutes begins putting their investment to use, they plan to grow their team, expand to the rest of the U.S and continue to work on product enhancement.

Key advantages of TroutRoutes include:

  • Every trout stream with proprietary rating system
  • Public land access
  • GPS and Navigation
  • 750,000 Designated Access Points
  • Real-time Stream Flows and Elevation Map
  • Personal Notebook (make notes, create markers, plan trips)

Traction Capital and TroutRoutes are excited to join forces during this period of rapid growth. With strong entrepreneurial spirit, Traction Capital looks forward to helping Zach grow his team with more like-minded, hardworking individuals. “Zach is an incredibly smart and driven individual. The Traction Capital team and I are very impressed by the platform he’s developed and can’t wait to see the company accelerate as he grows his team,” says Shane Erickson, Founder and Managing Partner of Traction Capital.

B2B sales company, Saltbox, has received a $500,000 investment from Traction Capital to finish out their $675,000 raise. The Minneapolis-based company is revolutionizing the way B2B organizations improve the buying experience of their customers. As Saltbox continues to grow, Traction Capital looks forward to working closely with their team.

Saltbox is a Salesforce startup that helps to digitize, personalize and automate a B2B consumer’s buying experience. With their extensive knowledge of Salesforce, they are able to improve storefront experiences and purchases, in addition to streamlining order management. As B2B buyer personas shifts, B2B buyers are expecting more B2C– like experiences and Saltbox assists organizations in identifying and catering to that shift.

“The investment and partnership from Traction Capital will play a pivotal role in helping Saltbox accelerate our mission of helping B2B companies reimagine the buying experiences of their customers through the use of Salesforce. I’m also excited to bring Traction’s experience as operators to our board of directors, as their guidance will be just as important as their capital as we look to scale the business and capitalize on the tremendous opportunity for rapid growth that the salesforce ecosystem provides,” says David Blue, founder of Saltbox.

The company strives to deliver engaging, frictionless, B2C-like buying experiences to their customers. Unlike their competitors, Saltbox specializes in B2B commerce and order management, with capabilities spanning the entire Salesforce platform. Their expertise and ability to serve end-to-end buyer transformation use-cases also helps them stand out. Saltbox’s three main industries of focus include manufacturing/consumer goods, high-tech/software and medical devices/pharma.

For the immediate future David’s focus will be expanding their software, growing their team, and continuing to innovate within the company. They are currently hiring a Salesforce Account Executive, multiple positions within the delivery organization, and will continue to post as more positions become available. Check out their LinkedIn for more details.

Both experts in their field, Traction Capital and Saltbox are eager to join forces. “We are excited by David’s extensive experience in the field and his ambition to make Saltbox succeed. Traction Capital looks forward to helping Saltbox grow their team and continue to innovate with the implementation of EOS. Our Traction team believes Saltbox has what it takes to transform the way B2B organizations interact and we are eager to help them accomplish that,” says Shane Erickson, founder and Managing Partner of Traction Capital.