January 31, 2016 -
SimPrints co-founders Toby Norman, Tristram Norman and Daniel Storisteanu have been recognized in the 2016 Forbes 30 under 30 social entrepreneurs list for their impact in developing medical record-keeping technology for developing countries.
SimPrints, which is partly funded by the Gates Foundation, has developed a pocket-sized fingerprint scanner that provides individuals in the developing world improved healthcare with an easy way to access medical records of patients in the developing world.
According to its website, SimPrints also sees application of its technology developing in the fields of aid distribution and microfinance.
SimPrints uses mobile biometric scanners and a connection to a Bluetooth compatible phone to link people in developing countries with their medical records. The University of Cambridge team has received $1.2 million in funding to date and expects to release their product publicly later in 2016.
Judges for this Forbes list category included Jean Case, cofounder of the Case Foundation; Cheryl Dorsey, president of Echoing Green; Hugh Evans, a 2012 Forbes 30 Under 30 list member and cofounder of the Global Poverty Project, and; Sir Ronald Cohen, cofounder of Apax Partners and chairman of the Global Social Impact Investment Steering Group and the Portland Trust.