Sam De Brouwer
Sam De Brouwer is chief strategy officer at Sharecare, the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place. De Brouwer joined Sharecare in 2021 as part of its acquisition of doc.ai, a Silicon Valley-based company she co-founded to accelerate digital transformation in healthcare.
For more than 25 years, De Brouwer and her husband Walter have partnered on initiatives at the intersection of technology, health, and research, including co-founding four companies. Prior to joining Sharecare, she was a founding member of Scanadu (later relaunched as InuiHealth), a consumer medical devicemaker that obtained 510(k) FDA clearance for its mobile urine test for urinary tract infection, kidney disease, and pre-gestational diabetes. She also helped launch Starlab, the European research lab that specialized in blue sky research – also known as BANG (Bits, Atoms, Neurons, and Genes) – and produced generic patents that were later sold to Philips.
De Brouwer was an early investor in Emma/MANSI (later acquired by Lazard), and began her entrepreneurial career in Europe by launching Jobscape, one of the first employment websites for the Benelux Union, which merged to become Stepstone before going public on the London Stock Exchange. Sam also founded the National Institute for Telehealth in 2002 and served as CEO until 2005. The National Institute for Telehealth successfully designed and implemented the first courses and training modules for female home-based entrepreneurs in collaboration with both the European Social Fund and the University of Antwerp.
De Brouwer served as curator of TEDxSanFrancisco for more than four years and was a 2019 CloudNOW Top Women in Cloud award recipient. She also served as the European branch advocacy director for One Laptop Per Child, where she helped secure funding for the deployment of laptops and training for more than 10 countries including Rwanda, Paraguay, Peru, Nepal, Madagascar, and Tanzania.