Seattle teen entrepreneurs sell their health-tech startup and take a break from college
The news: Seattle entrepreneurs Sage Khanuja, 17, and Nikolas Ioannou, 18, have sold their telemedicine startup Spira to Galileo, a New York-based healthcare company. “To be honest, I didn’t really think much or ask about their age,” Galileo CEO Tom Lee said of the teens. Their work seized on the growth of telemedicine — even before COVID-19 ushered in a wave of acceptance for the practice. How they got started: Khanuja and Ioannou met after they both enrolled at the University of Washington as early entrance students following 10th grade. They bonded over their shared interests in tech and health, calling existing technology in the space “lackluster.”“We saw a lot of inefficiency,” Khanuja said.