Interview: Adam Pardes, Co-founder and COO of NeuroFlow

In addition to the people Yana Kazantseva, NTR’s CRO, interviewed during a recent trip to Silicon Valley, she also interviewed others by email, such as Adam Pardes, Co-founder/COO of NeuroFlow, based in Philadelphia.  

It is a robust platform that works to improve mental health and performance through data-empowered insights and user engagement.


Yana: Tell me about your business? What stage are you at? How scalable is it over what time frame? What are your company’s short and long-term goals?

Adam: NeuroFlow promotes behavioral health access and engagement in all care settings to improve outcomes, overall wellness, and cost of care. We are used in over 100 clinical settings across the world, ranging from sole practitioners to large health systems.

Our cloud-based system is designed to scale and our offerings are positioned to generate network effects as our usage grows.

Our short term goals are to educate and empower health care providers with our solution and our long term goals are to utilize machine learning to provide predictive analytics and personalized approaches to accelerate positive patient outcomes.

Yana: What differences do you see in Philadelphia’s business climate from 3 years ago to now?

Adam: Philadelphia continues to make more of a name for itself from a startup and innovation perspective, particularly in the healthcare industry. Large institutions like Penn Medicine and Jefferson are looking to innovate, alongside companies like NeuroFlow, to make sure providers and patients are able to benefit from state-of-the-art technology as part of their care.

Yana: In your opinion, which overseas outsourcing companies are most trusted to develop products? Chinese, Indians,  Russians, or somewhere else?

Adam: Although outsourced engineering is not something we’ve done to date, we have colleagues who have had success both with India and eastern Europe.

Yana: Do you use remote teams/custom development or in-house engineers? Or a combination?

Adam: All of our engineering resources are in-house, so we can optimally communicate, iterate, etc., with maximum quality and velocity.

Yana: Approximately how long does it take to hire a local, full-time engineer?

Adam: It probably takes us about 2-3 months to source, vet, and hire a local engineer.

Yana: Thank you very much.

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