Gregory Levey and Joshua Landy
Levey has an eclectic CV: journalist, Ryerson professor, speech writer for former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon. He never expected to create a start-up, until Joshua Landy, a doctor, approached him with the idea for Figure 1, an Instagram-style tool that lets doctors share photos of their patients’ problems—bizarre bone diseases, rare snake bites, gnarly rashes—so that other physicians can help diagnose them. In three years, the app has raised nearly $11 million (U.S.) from Union Square Ventures and other investors. Its users include Doctors Without Borders and Women’s College Hospital.