Founder & Chief Development Officer
Devika Wood worked in digital health for 5 years, before founding Vida in May 2016. Devika started her career at Google at 18, followed by becoming a cancer research scientist at Imperial and achieving a masters in public health from Imperial University.
Devika has worked on the development of an award-winning health tech start-up in the UK – Babylon, which gave her the skills to found Vida. Her passion to innovate and disrupt in the care industry, came from being a young carer for her grandmother for 12 years, which has seen her win industry recognised awards for Vida, and be featured on the Forbes 30 under 30 list in 2018, for healthcare and science.
Devika was recognised as healthtech pioneer in Europe for 2018, an “inspirational woman” by Glamour magazine and made the front cover of courier magazine as a startup to watch in 2018. The Business Insider recognised Devika as one of the “29 coolest female founders” in the UK.