Mattieu Gamache-Asselin

Mattieu Gamache-Asselin

Founder/CEO at Alto Pharmacy - working to improve the quality of life for people with a better pharmacy.

San Francisco, California, United States
Member since December 04, 2018
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Companies I've founded or co-founded:
Alto Pharmacy
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Facebook, Adobe
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As an engineer, I'm motivated to build tools and technologies that benefit all of society. I was naturally attracted to healthcare and quickly realized that pharmacy is uniquely positioned to improve a patient's quality of life. Traditional brick-and-mortar pharmacies, while servicing hundreds of customers a day, haven't seen their businesses as consumer products. The customer experience consequently suffered. When I immersed myself in the pharmacy business and later acquired a mom and pop pharmacy in San Francisco, I discovered how much doctors, insurance companies, pharmacists and patients struggle to communicate with each other, causing delays, errors in fulfillment and a dismal prescription adherence rate. They were dependent upon fax, phone, and paper. We rebuilt the infrastructure without the inefficient brick-and-mortar to align all the stakeholders, engage with the patient, and ultimately improve health outcomes. Through a provider platform (AltoMD), pharmacist management software and a patient app, Alto patients are healthier patients. By integrating the software across patients, doctors and pharmacists and insurers, our platform improves the cost, efficacy of drug therapies.

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Matt Gamache-Asselin is the CEO and cofounder of Alto Pharmacy. Matt had always dreamed of being a doctor, but found his calling in engineering. Little did he know that years later, Alto’s full stack technology platform would have such a profound impact on health outcomes and patient care. Prior to Alto, Matt was an early employee at Parse, which was later acquired by Facebook. Matt started his career at Adobe and graduated with honors from the University of Ottawa with degrees in biomedical sciences and software engineering.