SANTA CLARA, California–(BUSINESS THREAD)–Exo (pronounced “echo”), a pioneering medical imaging software and device company, today announced that its Chief Financial Officer, Lori Munoz, has been recognized with a Bronze Stevie Award in the Support category healthcare of the 2022 Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Munoz is recognized for her significant contributions to Exo’s monumental business growth and ultimately accelerating its mission to put medical imaging in the hands of every caregiver.
Since joining Exo in July 2020, Munoz has played a pivotal role in supporting Exo’s growth, leading key fundraising and M&A efforts. In August 2020, Muñoz led Exo’s Series B extension round, securing $40 million from lead investors Fiscus Ventures and Reimagined Ventures (affiliated with Magnetar Capital) and Action Potential Venture Capital and Marques investors, including Intel Capital, among others. Less than a year later, he led the company’s Series C round, raising $220 million in capital in a round led by RA Capital Management and joined by BlackRock, Sands Capital, Avidity Partners and Pura Vida Investments. The $260 million funding from these two rounds enabled Exo to commercialize its point-of-care ultrasound workflow solution, Exo Works, in March 2022 and further develop its device high-performance handheld ultrasound and its artificial intelligence (AI) platform.
In addition to leading Exo’s fundraising efforts, Muñoz has also been instrumental in Exo’s M&A strategy. In July 2022, he spearheaded Exo’s acquisition of Medo.ai, a Canadian AI technology developer. Exo is now incorporating Medo’s proprietary AI technology into its ultrasound platform to make it easier for any caregiver to capture and interpret a medical image, fueling ultrasound adoption and ultimately driving better outcomes for patients
“Building a powerful medical imaging ecosystem takes a village, and Exo is incredibly fortunate to have Lori in our corner to help us carry out our mission to bring medical imaging everywhere,” he said Sandeep Akkaraju, CEO and founder of Exo. “Lori’s tenacity, intelligence and dogged commitment to our company’s mission make her such a valuable part of our team. She is incredibly deserving of this award.”
The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s most important business awards. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees and the companies they lead, around the world. This year more than 1,500 entries were submitted to be considered in more than 100 categories. Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 200 business professionals from around the world, who served on eight panels of judges.
“I am honored to be recognized alongside so many influential women,” said Muñoz. “I’ve always had a passion for mission-driven work, which made joining the Exo team an easy decision. It’s been a privilege to work alongside incredible colleagues who are committed to improving physician experiences and patient outcomes through next-generation technology.”
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Exo is a medical imaging software and device company. Exo believes that everyone around the world should have access to high-quality, affordable and easy-to-use medical imaging. The company is on a mission to modernize medical imaging through its high-performance ultrasound and artificial intelligence platform. Exo’s goal is to enable healthcare professionals to make critical decisions in real time that ultimately improve patient outcomes. For more information, visit exo.inc. Follow us @exoeffect on TwitterLinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.
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