Daniel Cane spoke to us about Modernizing Medicine and FAU at our meeting Monday June 13, 2016.
 
Daniel Cane is CEO and co-founder of South Florida-based Modernizing Medicine, Inc., a healthcare IT company that is revolutionizing the way in which medical information is created, consumed and utilized to increase efficiency, lower costs and improve outcomes.
 
Founded in February 2010, Modernizing Medicine is known for its progressive growth as a medical technology company, Modernizing Medicine is frequently recognized both nationally and regionally for its achievements under Daniel’s leadership.
 
An entrepreneur, Daniel has a BS in Applied Economics from Cornell University, where, as an undergraduate, he co-founded Blackboard Inc., raised over $100M in venture capital and in 2004 helped take the company public on the NASDAQ (BBBB). In 2011, Blackboard was sold for $1.6B.  Active in the local community, Daniel was appointed by Florida Governor Rick Scott to the Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees for a term beginning August 20, 2013, and ending January 6, 2018. He also serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Board at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium and is on the Board of Directors of the United Way of Palm Beach County.
 
Founded in February 2010, Modernizing Medicine has grown to almost 150 employees and has raised nearly $30M in funding. Known for its progressive growth as a medical technology company, the company was named in the top 50 of America’s Most Promising Companies in 2013 by Forbes. In the same year, the South Florida Business Journal named Modernizing Medicine the #1 Fastest Growing Company in the Fast 50 for the second consecutive year and selected the company as one of The Best Places to Work. The South Florida Business Journal selected Modernizing Medicine as the Business of the Year in 2012. 
 
As a member of the FAU Board of Trustees, Daniel also told us about the many recent accomplishments of FAU, especially in the sciences and medicine.  He pointed out that FAU has risen from near bottom of Florida University system to near top during the recent decade.  He also identified the importance of a university to a thriving metropolis and how FAU has contributed to Boca Raton economics.