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Sharecare Acquires to Expand Engineering Expertise

Sharecare, the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire, an enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) platform accelerating digital transformation in healthcare.

“The promise that AI holds in healthcare is about much more than identifying behavior patterns or mapping conditions to content,” said Jeff Arnold, founder, chairman, and CEO of Sharecare. “By securely and privately turning data into insights and insights into action through AI, ultimately we will continue to foster a culture of sharing care that drives improvement across the continuum – from personal health goals to community well-being to medical research. Integrating’s enterprise technology into Sharecare’s flagship platform enables us to unlock the value of health data in a compelling, impactful, and scalable way while advancing our shared mission to expedite digital transformation in healthcare.” 

Through the acquisition, Sharecare adds to its team more than 70 engineers with 11 PhDs who have developed technology and product offerings that enable clients to launch products faster and at lower costs. The digital health company also is making key executive leadership appointments, including naming co-founders Sam De Brouwer and Walter De Brouwer as Sharecare’s new chief strategy officer and chief science officer, respectively, and integrating other senior management into the company’s leadership team.

“Over the last five years, we have worked tirelessly to foster better health outcomes for current and future generations through accessible data, AI, and zero trust infrastructure, and we are fortunate to join the exceptional team of like-minded innovators at Sharecare,” said Sam De Brouwer. “We are fiercely committed to building privacy-first solutions that drive demonstrable value for end users, and we are excited about the opportunity to scale that work under Jeff’s vision and through Sharecare’s extensive customer base.”

Arnold added, “At Sharecare, we have a well-documented track record of leveraging technology to bring much needed scalable innovation to healthcare and, with this acquisition, we are excited to not only add’s exceptional technology and talent to Sharecare, but also immediately capitalize on our complementary efforts in verticals like behavioral health – with Unwinding Anxiety and Serenity – and health security – with VERIFIED and Passport – while forging a path for future collaboration with Anthem, Inc., a leading health benefits company.”

For the last five years, has brought privacy-first digital health solutions to market that increase engagement and personalization and expand access, ultimately helping healthcare organizations – including Anthem – increase the pace of innovation and create pathways to better health outcomes. Collaborating with since 2018 to help power its digital development, Anthem uses’s platform and portfolio of privacy-first technologies and artificial intelligence software services to drive personalization of its digital assets and create improved value for users.

As a significant relationship to, Anthem now becomes a strategic partner with Sharecare as part of the transaction and Rajeev Ronanki, senior vice president and chief digital officer at Anthem, will join Sharecare’s board of directors.

“We have seen firsthand the quantifiable impact has made in healthcare transformation and – given their acquisition by Sharecare – are excited about the opportunity to amplify our collective success throughout our extensive customer bases and product offerings,” said Anthem’s Ronanki. “Both organizations are relentlessly focused on the end user and have shared visions to apply technology to deliver a proactive, predictive, and personalized experience. Together, we are unified in our goal to improve consumers’ health and well-being as well as simplify the healthcare experience through innovation.”

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The acquisition is subject to customary and regulatory closing conditions, and closing is expected to occur in the first quarter of 2021.

King & Spalding LLP is acting as legal advisor and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC is serving as financial advisor to Sharecare for this transaction. L2 Counsel, P.C. is acting as legal advisor to with regulatory support from Foley & Lardner LLP.

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