The SVB Crisis and Connor Atchison of Wisedocs on Why Veterans Make Great Founders
We start this week’s episode with John Ruffolo and Matt discussing the SVB and Regional banking crisis taking over the headlines recently. It’s a candid discussion about what went down and how it's affecting the global startup ecosystem.
We then talk with Connor Atchison, Founder and CEO of Wisedocs. Wisedocs is helping streamline and transform medical information with its artificial intelligence platform for insurance, legal, and independent medical evaluation firms to review medical records with ease.
About Connor Atchison:
Connor Atchison is the Founder CEO of Wisedocs. He began his career in the Canadian Armed Forces in the Infantry and left 12 years later supporting the Canadian national mandate of the Directorate of Casualty Support Management (DCSM) and the Canadian Forces Health Services Group (CFHSG).
He received his BS from the University of Toronto - University of Trinity College and his Masters in Health Administration from the University of Regina.
In this episode we discuss:
(00:53) The news rundown with John Ruffolo
(26:44) Connor’s background and journey into tech from the military
(27:26) Why he stuck with a military career for so long
(28:14) Lessons he learned in the military
(28:59) How his military career put him in the position to found Wisedocs
(30:27) Dealing with imposter syndrome as a new CEO
(31:25) The process of actually starting Wisedocs
(33:09) The early days as a tech founder
(34:26) Wisedocs COVID experience and how they survived
(37:00) How Wisedocs expanded into the US market
(37:55) Connor’s evolution as a leader
(39:37) The importance of focus in the early days
(40:51) How AI and ML help power Wisedocs
(42:19) Does ChatGPT fit into this use case
(43:35) How medical records are currently handled in the US
(44:54) Plans for Wisedocs recent seed round
(46:43) Where Wisedocs is going to expand
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