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Rex Health Ventures enables groundbreaking work to advance the future of health

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Rex Health Ventures (RHV) enables groundbreaking work by investing in and fostering companies and technologies that advance the future of health.

  • Entrepreneur-friendly strategic investor that speeds access to new healthcare products and services to improve patient care
  • Established by UNC REX Healthcare in 2012 as part of its commitment to innovation
  • Partners with emerging companies throughout North Carolina and the U.S.
  • Leverages the talent and subject matter experts across the UNC REX and UNC Health Care network

Portfolio Spotlight: Phononic

Phononic is revolutionizing cooling and heating with solid-state thermal management solutions. Named to CNBC’s 2016 Disruptor 50 list for its innovation within the cooling and heating industry, as well as CNBC’s Disruptor 50 list for both 2016 and 2017, Phononic provides solid-state semiconductor technology that can be applied to everything from refrigeration to fiber optics, removing the barriers of traditional approaches and ushering in a new era of cooling and heating.

UNC REX served as the first testing site for Phononic’s medical grade refrigerator, which will now be installed throughout the new NC Heart and Vascular hospital. Learn more in this video.

Meet the Rex Health Ventures Team

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Anita Watkins

Managing Director

Bobby Helmedag

Bobby Helmedag

Managing Director

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Natasha Bonett Delong

Portfolio Manager

Davis Morton

Davis Morton

Investment Analyst

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Adding AI to knowledge management is a $4.5M game-changer (VB On-Demand)

Presented by Pryon Learn how Fortune 500 companies are applying AI-powered knowledge management and realizing a 60% reduction in overall IT ticket volume, thousands of hours of time-saving, $4.5 million annual savings in IT support costs and more, in this VB On-Demand event! Watch on demand here. Enterprise knowledge management is critical: everything that can […]

Pryon’s Full-Stack AI Platform Delivers Industry-Leading Accuracy, Wins Top KMWorld AI50 Award

New features demonstrate rapid time-to-value with measurable gains in productivity and profitability, while reducing environmental impact with energy-efficient automation July 08, 2022 11:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time RALEIGH, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In its mission to disrupt the enterprise search and knowledge management markets through its category-defining Knowledge-as-a-Service offering, Pryon was named to the AI50 by leading publisher KMWorld. As the only […]

Semiconductor firm Phononic taps former Fitbit exec as chief product officer

by Jason Parker — June 22, 2022 DURHAM – Phononic is adding to its leadership team and has appointed Larry Yang, a former executive at Fitbit and Google as well as a former employee at Sun Microsystems, Microsoft, and Cisco, to the role of chief product officer. In that role, Yang will lead product marketing, management, and design engineering […]