Innovation on the Fast Track
We are an AI venture studio
At SwitchPoint, we partner with business leaders across industries to drive rapid technological innovation. Give us your toughest challenge and we’ll turn it into your biggest opportunity.
“AI isn’t the future; it’s right now. Businesses that want to achieve their highest potential need to have a plan and a skilled partner by their side.”
Ray Guzman, CEO, SwitchPoint Ventures
Collaboration sparks our breakthroughs. You’re an expert in your industry; we’re experts in AI and data science. Together, we identify and develop AI-powered solutions that sharpen your competitive edge and create profitable commercial products.
We work with companies of all sizes.
Our partners are constantly seeking ways to propel their businesses. They reject the status quo and have no time for zombie projects or dead ends. SwitchPoint’s venture studio program is designed to innovate your company with speed and efficiency while forging a brand-new revenue stream. We work closely with you to identify specific, high-value goals that can transform your business, then we handcraft an AI-powered solution and iterate until we hit the bullseye. Upon validation, we rapidly commercialize the solution in a joint venture that continues to meet your needs and sets its sights on reshaping your industry.
Early Stage Companies
If you’re an entrepreneur who’s hungry to change the world by leveraging the vast potential of technology, you’re just like us. We’re steadily on the lookout for game-changing business models that our AI superpowers can help to initiate or scale. Just as we do with more established companies, we align our interests with yours; in the case of startups, we achieve this through a mixture of cash and equity. With a fixed focus on setting you apart in the marketplace, we create unique, high-value solutions, cede intellectual property to your company, and stand by you as you leave incumbents in the dust.
We have a solid track record of unlocking pivotal opportunities for visionary corporate partners of all sizes. Check out some of our work.
Our team’s decadelong experience working together is its core strength. Together, we’ve built hundreds of AI solutions across industries and successfully managed and exited our legacy AI-powered healthcare company. With a brain trust that includes award-winning data scientists and leaders in strategy and operations, SwitchPoint knows how to rapidly innovate and deliver bottom-line impact.
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Today in healthcare, predicting staffing to meet patient demand is extremely complex and relies on human analysis alone. Producing schedules that work for providers is notoriously difficult and time-consuming. Inefficient staffing models lead to excessive labor costs across the spectrum of care. More importantly, suboptimal scheduling negatively impacts providers’ satisfaction and contributes to burnout. In collaboration with anesthesiology provider PhyMed Healthcare, SwitchPoint developed a groundbreaking, all-in-one, AI-driven platform for the efficient prediction and management of clinician scheduling. Polaris allows organizations to balance financial and clinical objectives and also delivers work/life balance to clinicians.
Learn more: www.polarishealth.ai
Learn more: www.scoutinsight.ai
SwitchPoint is proud to partner with MyWoundDoctor, a fast-growing, early stage company that uses mobile imaging to create integrated and cost-reducing telehealth wound care applications, benefiting patients, physicians, and health plans. To accelerate patient wound evaluation and facilitate business scaling, SwitchPoint is employing computer vision and machine learning to classify patient wounds, assign clinical care protocols, and optimize wound care supply formularies.
Learn more: www.mywounddoctor.com
SwitchPoint served as data science partner and advisor to Decode Health, an early stage healthcare analytics company, using AI to predict undetected, misdiagnosed, and uncontrolled chronic diseases. Decode’s platform identifies patients who are trending towards a disease diagnosis, are likely to experience a high-cost adverse event, or are likely misdiagnosed. Our work covered multiple sclerosis, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s, fibromyalgia, ulcerative colitis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Learn more: www.decodehealth.ai
Ray is founding CEO of SwitchPoint Ventures and is responsible for all aspects of the business and overseeing SwitchPoint’s interests in its portfolio companies. Prior to SwitchPoint, Ray was the SVP of Analytics at Intermedix/R1 where he led a large, globally distributed analytics business unit. Previously, Ray served as SVP of Strategy for the company. Before joining Intermedix, Ray was Chairman and CEO of WPC Healthcare where he executed a successful turnaround that led to WPC’s sale to Intermedix. Ray’s career has also included positions of increasing responsibility with Microsoft, Freeliant, Venture Technologies, Dialogic Communications, and the U.S. Army. Ray’s leadership, business acumen, and technical and industry expertise have led to notable recognitions including a gubernatorial appointment, a “40 under 40” award, a Healthcare Hero award, and being named a Nashville Healthcare Council Fellow. Ray currently serves on the Boards of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, Center for Nonprofit Management, Ascend Federal Credit Union, Entoto Gear, and Ordinary Hero Foundation.
Nolan is founding COO of SwitchPoint Ventures and is responsible for defining AI solutions, overseeing their development, and ensuring their successful implementation. Prior to SwitchPoint, Nolan was Vice President of Operations at Intermedix/R1 where he was responsible for operationalizing analytics products. Before joining Intermedix, Nolan was COO of WPC Healthcare, where he was responsible for machine learning solution implementations. Nolan has 25 years of experience in technology implementation and operations, as well as project management experience with companies like McKesson, Virgin Mobile, Hilton Hotels, and Asurion. Nolan holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the University of Memphis. Nolan also received a certification in Systems Analysis and Design from the University of California at Berkeley.
Damian is founding Chief Data Scientist of SwitchPoint Ventures and is responsible for architecting database designs, conceiving and developing AI solutions, and ensuring those solutions satisfy practicable business objectives. Prior to SwitchPoint, Damian was Chief Data Scientist at Intermedix/R1, where he led the data science team and oversaw the company’s machine learning strategy. Before joining Intermedix, Damian was Chief Data Scientist of WPC Healthcare, where he developed machine learning solutions. Damian has 20 years of experience in finance, healthcare, and technology, working across a diverse set of industries with Morgan Stanley, HCA, and Aetna. Damian is an adjunct professor at Lipscomb University, where he teaches data science. A former NTC Data Scientist of the Year, Damian is ranked in the top one percent of data scientists internationally (Kaggle). Damian is a frequent author and speaker on artificial intelligence.