Our Founding Story
The CircleOf story began in late 2016 when the Cisco HyperInnovation Living Lab (CHILL) brought together industry-leading companies to focus on the future of healthcare - particularly on how to improve outcomes for cancer patients. Executives from Cisco, Walgreens, University of California San Francisco, Vocera, and Community Health Network (CHN) – along with physicians, nurses, patients, caregivers, and entrepreneurs – ideated, iterated, and ultimately chose to proceed with one idea, which turned into CircleOf.
Incorporated in May 2017, CircleOf has been fully supported by Cisco through CHILL from ideation to incorporation. The innovation lab has helped the company through a rigorous incubation process that included market research, building a minimum viable product (MVP), and working with dozens of patients and caregivers to improve the platform’s capabilities.
Cisco, along with Community Health Network ─ an integrated healthcare system with more than 200 sites of care and affiliates located in Central Indiana ─ have made strategic investments in CircleOf and continue to assist with product and business development activities.