The Textpert Story
(2015 - 2021)

The company built 3 tech products, embedded novel AI in 2 of them, monetized 2, and exited 1. The company chronology is below:

•  Development of Resilience Doc Beta completed and released for market testing

•  Resilience Doc begins signing up paid monthly subscribers
•  A.I. avatar “meets” with 3500 users

• Resilience Doc research paper accepted into APA's Psychological Assessment journal

scientific validation

•  Resilience Doc tech embedded into UCLA CBAM addiction clinical trial
•  Textpert’s iPhone app is acquired by Jewish Big Brother Big Sister of LA (JBBBS); updated and rebranded as "Teen Talk"

•  Speech at “eHealth Conference“
•  Speech at Health Academy's “Datapalooza”
•  Speech at CHITA (UMD & UM Conference on Health IT and Analytics)

•  California Psychological Association publishes Textpert paper: "The Power of Artificial Intelligence to Revolutionize Healthcare"

•  Featured in APA's "Good Practice"

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•  750-person Resilience Doc validation study conducted
•  Resilience Doc neural network achieves 90% specificity & sensitivity and 80% accuracy on blind validated models
• 
 Medical Advisory Board established (2018–2020):

Clinical Psychiatrist, Harvard Medical, Stanford 

Biochem PhD, 

UCLA Fellowship—David Geffen

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Dr. George Allen, MD

Psychiatry

Prof. UCLA Learning & Behavioral Neuroscience, Brain Research Institute, Fmr. Pres. Int’l Society for Comparative Psychology

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Dr. Aaron Blaisdell

Psychology

Director, Lab of Neuromodulation, Asst. Prof.

Neurosurgery, UCLA Neuroscience PhD

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Dr. Nanthia Suthana

Neuroscience

•  In partnership with JBBBS and TeenLine (Cedar Sinai), Textpert released "Teen Talk" iPhone app
•  Partnership with American Psychological Association for the “Innovation at APA” series

•  Speech at Health 2.0
• 
 Honorable Mention for most disruptive tech at Exponential Medicine

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•  "TEVI", Textpert's 1st generation A.I. avatar, begins having unscripted conversations

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•  Wins Microsoft Bizspark grant
  Accepted into the UCLA MBA Anderson Venture Accelerator

  Wins 1st place and cash grant at Anderson Venture Demo Day

•  Partnered with JBBBS + TeenLine (Cedar Sinai) on teen outreach app development

•  Advisory Board established (2016–2020):

President of HelloTech, CMO Fandango, Founder Dropoff, MBA Northwestern

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Ted Hong

Marketing

VP Technology AOL,

VP Engineering Gravity,

VP Technical Operations MySpace, HP

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Richard Buckingham

Technology

Fmr. President Vodafone USA, Adjunct Prof. UCLA MBA, Harvard MBA, US Ambassador

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Terry Kramer

Strategy

Prof. Statistical Modeling & Learning UCLA, Harvard Stats PhD, Prof. Statistics — Michigan

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Dr. Yingnian Wu

Machine Learning

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APA Chief Publishing Officer; RELX, Thomson Reuters, SAGE Publishing and Medical Media Holdings

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Jasper Simons

Strategy

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  Initiated semi annual intern program at UCLA & USC

•  Accepted into StartupUCLA and receives funding grant

  iPhone app for advice (eponymously named “Textpert”) reached 100k downloads

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•  Textpert founded and releases an iPhone app for advice (later sold to JBBBS)

•  Friends & family seed funding raised

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