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Holmusk Awarded as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

July 1, 2019

  • The World Economic Forum has announced its selection of the 56 most promising Technology Pioneers of 2019 who are shaping industries from agriculture and cleantech to modern policing and many more.
  • Companies were selected for their potential to “transform their industries” and “improve society for years to come,” Fulvia Montresor of the World Economic Forum said.
  • Holmusk, which is building the world’s largest Real-World Evidence (RWE) platform in mental health, was selected for its contributions in the field of neuroscience.
  • The full list of recognized Technology Pioneers can be viewed here.

Singapore, July 1, 2019 - Holmusk, a Singapore-headquartered data science and digital therapeutics company with a global presence, was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s "Technology Pioneers". Holmusk, dedicated to establishing objective evidence as a core utility to the treatment of mental health, uses its proprietary technology to analyze real-world data across mental health and other chronic metabolic diseases to accelerate drug development and inform personalized care.

The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers are early to growth-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the design, development and deployment of new technologies and innovations, and are poised to have a significant impact on business and society.

This year’s Tech Pioneers are emerging innovators from a diverse set of industries. These firms are shaping the future by advancing technologies such as AI, IoT, robotics, blockchain, biotechnology and many more. The focus areas of this year’s Tech Pioneers include: agtech, smart cities, cleantech, supply chain, manufacturing, cybersecurity, autonomous vehicles and drones. The diversity of these companies extends to their leadership as well, as 25% of 2019 Tech Pioneers are female led. The firms also come from many different regions beyond the United States and Silicon Valley. In fact, this year’s class of 56 firms represent every continent except Antarctica. The full list of technology pioneers can be found here.

Following its selection as Technology Pioneer, Founder & CEO Nawal Roy of Holmusk will be participating in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions. This meeting, also dubbed "Summer Davos" will be held in Dalian, China, July 1-3. Many Pioneers will also attend the Annual Meeting in Davos, in January 2020, and continue to contribute to Forum initiatives over the next two years.

"We’re excited to welcome Holmusk to this year’s innovative class of technology pioneers," says Fulvia Montresor, Head of Technology Pioneers at the World Economic Forum. "Holmusk and its fellow pioneers are leaders in using novel technologies to transform their industries. We see great potential for these next generation companies to shape solutions to global challenges and improve society for years to come."

"We are privileged to be acknowledged as pioneer by the World Economic Forum", said Holmusk’s Nawal Roy. "It is a confirmation that our work in mental health is transforming the sector, and that data-driven medicine that leverages analytic and digital tools can address this unmet need. Regardless the region of the world, people are underserved when it comes to mental health. We aim to illuminate the global challenge and drive leapfrog-change in the provision of care, research and treatments."

The Technology Pioneers were selected by a selection committee of more than 59 academics, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and corporate executives. The committee based its decisions on criteria including innovation, potential impact and leadership. Past recipients include Airbnb, Google, Kickstarter, Mozilla, Palantir Technologies, Spotify, TransferWise, Twitter and Wikimedia.

All info on this year’s Technology Pioneers can be found here.

More information on past winners can be found here.

About Holmusk: Holmusk is a data science and digital therapeutics company dedicated to addressing how the world confronts mental health. With a mission to build the world’s largest Real-World Evidence (RWE) platform for mental health, we are establishing data as a core utility to the treatment of mental health and other chronic metabolic diseases through evidence-based decision making. Holmusk is Singapore-headquartered, with offices in New York, Shanghai, London, Malaysia and North Carolina.

About World Economic Forum: The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. (

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