Devika Wood - Vida
Devika Wood worked in digital health for 5 years before founding Vida in May 2016. Devika started her career at Google at 18, going on to become a cancer research scientist and achieving a masters in public health from Imperial University. Devika has worked on the development of two award-winning health tech start-ups in the UK – Babylon and Medefer, which gave her the skills to found Vida. Her passion to innovate and disrupt in the care industry, came from being a young carer for her grandmother for 12 years, which has seen her win industry recognised awards for Vida and was featured on the Forbes 30 under 30 list in 2018, for healthcare and science. Devika was recognised as a healthtech pioneer in Europe for 2018, an “inspirational woman” by Glamour magazine and made the front cover of courier magazine as a startup to watch in 2018. The Business Insider recognised Devika as one of the “29 coolest female founders” in the UK.
Vida is a home care service which harnesses technology and invests in high quality carers to deliver personalised in-home care to the elderly.