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Business February 23, 2020 The resurrection of Leonard Thompson by way of insulin

And why insulin isn’t a magic wand that makes diabetes disappear. Imagine being a 14-year-old Canadian boy. Your name is Leonard Thompson. You’re unwell.  You received a diagnosis and you heard doctors discreetly tell your parents that the condition you’re living with affords you another year, maybe two. Your hungry teenage body has been put …

Business February 21, 2020 The big diabetes question my startup wants to eliminate

” Are you focused on type 1 or type 2? “ It’s a question I’m often asked in an investor conversation. It’s generally a proxy for: are you focusing on the big market, or the smaller one? But early on in our journey at Quin we decided not to constrain our thinking with types. Our starting …

Business February 13, 2020 What is equity crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is raising finance from a large number of people (aka the ‘crowd’) for a relatively small amount of money each. It is a way to finance companies, projects or ventures and uses online platforms to access thousands of potential funders. There are a few different crowdfunding models, including equity-based, reward-based, donation-based and lending-based.  With …

Business February 13, 2020 Should we accept that 85% of Healthcare apps aren’t safe? 

Confidence and quality through safety and clinical studies How can we prove to you that you’ll be 100% safe using Quin? That’s the question I try to answer every day. Your safety is literally in my job title – Head of User Safety and Compliance. It’s not an easy question. Everyone living with diabetes is …

Business January 24, 2020 My first Chinese New Year at Quin

This year marks my first Chinese New Year celebration with Quin. To celebrate, here are some fun facts.  To start with: unlike holidays such as Christmas, which follows the Gregorian calendar and therefore always falls on the 25th of every year. The date of Chinese New Year varies between January 21st and February 20th. This …

Business December 3, 2019 Leading in disruption with McKinsey

Everyday is Diabetes Awareness Day at Quin I joined Quin early last week at a time I thought would be quite exciting as it was in the midst of Diabetes Awareness Month. By day two, I quickly realised that for our team, every day is World Diabetes Day and I don’t say this lightly. You …

Business September 27, 2019 Bye Finsbury Park, Hello Horley: Quin’s 1st away day

Quin turned 5 and we organised our very first company away day. While the team was wondering what was in store for this year’s birthday party, Cyndi, Isabella and I decided the time was right to organise an away day. We have an incredible team delivering at lightning speed to achieve Quin’s mission. It was …

Business September 11, 2019 Building our Marketing Team

I am blessed that I get to put a lot of my more radical thinking about recruitment into action at Quin, and shaping our next two hires, who will take our marketing function to the next level, has been a dream. Vanessa Bolosier, our Head of Marketing, is so committed to hiring for potential, I …

Business April 26, 2019 What is the Quin Research Programme?
We want to make self-care decision-making as quick, easy, and reliable as possible for people who take insulin. Too many long-lasting, variable, overlapping and poorly understood events affect your blood glucose everyday. It’s impossible to know about all of them, and managing them with insulin requires making 100s of self-care decisions a day. The current ...
Business December 26, 2018 When you don’t remember, Quin does!

Do you adjust your insulin treatment for the festive season? This is a question we asked our diabetes network this Christmas. Although the Quin app is still in testing phase, Quin could have be useful this Christmas. Our brains are remarkable machines. Yet remembering how much insulin you took for stuffing and glazed ham last …

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