ContextMedia is a tech-enabled healthcare education company that owns and operates an array of digital healthcare networks, bringing contextually relevant and hyper-targeted health education to patients with chronic diseases when and where they need it in all 50 states. This enables patients to live healthier lives through digital, mobile & interactive media. CM provides healthcare professionals with the power to engage patients during their wait time by providing award-winning video programming personalized for each member practice. As a mission-driven health and wellness organization, we utilize the latest digital media technologies to inspire and educate patients. Our state-of-the-art healthcare platforms are supplemented with mobile technologies built for a range of technology proficiency levels.

  • Industry: Health
  • Year Started: 2006
  • Organization Type: For-Profit
  • # of Employees: 46 ( as of Dec 31, 2013)

Shradha Agarwal

Chief Strategy Officer

Co-founder and President, Shradha Agarwal, has always had a passion for people and communication as well as finding alignment of profit and purpose, starting her first media enterprise at age 9. When building ContextMedia, she branded the healthcare media company as for-benefit, a successful for-profit enterprise that exists for social benefit. At ContextMedia, Shradha designs the media and marketing strategies, develops expansion initiatives that double the company's growth year-over-year, and now leads scaling and sustaining culture and people. Shradha is an investor through JumpStart Ventures, mentor at the Founder Institute & Blueprint Health, serves on the boards of HY Connect and Northwestern Student Holdings, and is a WEF Global Shaper. Shradha was honored as a Champion of Change by the White House, recognized as Best Female Founder at the United Nations, and won Tech Woman of the Year in Chicago in 2013. She was inducted by Crain’s as a 40-Under-40.

  • Age: 32
  • Ethnicity: South Asian

Rishi Shah

Chief Executive Officer

Rishi Shah, CEO and Co-founder of ContextMedia, has been a successful entrepreneur most of his life. He is past founder of Northwestern Business Review, a cross-campus collaborative business publication, distributed to 60+ college campuses nationwide, which is published to this day. Prior to that, Rishi was founder of a home computer firm whose clients were acquired by Best Buy. Rishi advises several early stage companies and serves on the Board of Directors of civic organizations including the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and the Institute for Student Business Education at Northwestern University. He was recognized by Crain's Chicago Business as a member of their 40-Under-40 class in 2009 and is a member of the Executives Club of Chicago, Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center and the Illinois Technology Association.

  • Age: 31
  • Ethnicity: South Asian

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