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Holmusk: Building the future of chronic disease care


Holmusk is a digital health company, focused on solving complex problems in healthcare. We build innovative, scalable and cost-effective digital behaviour change programs that combine cutting-edge clinical research, technology and design to guide people toward sustainable changes for better health. We develop powerful predictive algorithms that offer actionable insights for personalised care and population health management.  At Holmusk, our mission is to use technology to enhance data-enabled, human-driven healthcare and improve the lives of people with chronic disease.

Our values

  • Work with meaning - We believe work should sit at the intersection of what you love doing, what you’re good at, and what the world needs. We try to offer the kind of work/passion fusion that turns into the reason you spring out of bed in the morning. In return we look for uncapped drive, outstanding capabilities, and an innate desire to make a dent on the world - by revolutionising healthcare.
  • To care is human - Human-centric care is at the core of everything we do: care by individuals, for individuals. It just so happens that machines can simplify, enhance and strengthen our human prowess at taking care of each other. At Holmusk, we’re crafting technological products that empower better human interactions, at scale.
  • Ask all the questions - The path to success is not predetermined - this domain is evolving at an insuppressible pace; it’s experimental, demands a predilection to risk, and a readiness to commit originality, skill and pragmatic momentum. It’s never “just a desk job”; we care fiercely about what we do, and often find ourselves roaming uncharted territory in the search for solutions. We celebrate intellectual ambition, imagination and infinite curiosity.
  • Stay humble, stay hungry - We live for that start-up hyper hustle vibe. We thrive on flexibility and try not to squash creativity with too many rules. On the flip side, we roll our sleeves up, get out and learn from our product users, order in for late night sprints; see dawn from the wrong end on occasion. We’re humble and hungry! Innovative young companies inherently entail elating highs and challenging lows. We knuckle down and weather, because when the results come they’re glorious.
  • Stand apart, together - We stand apart from what others are doing in healthcare because of our diversity. Our work necessitates deep interdisciplinary collaboration: we couldn’t do what we do without the kaleidoscope of inputs ranging from medical professionals to data scientists, behavioural economists to engineers, creative designers and engineers. We’ve been drawn here from all corners of the globe, and celebrate widely varying perspectives, backgrounds and approaches. Our differences make us so strong, together.

Technology for community chronic care

From our earliest days, we have been focused on bringing care beyond the walls of hospitals and clinics, into the daily lives of people affected by chronic disease. We use technology as a tool to scale the human touch in healthcare for long-term success. Our AptCare suite is a comprehensive digital health & care management platform built on 3 foundations:

  • Behaviour Science - We apply the latest thinking in behaviour change and behavioural economics to help people form new habits and shake old ones across the continuum of health management.
  • Enabling Tech & Data - We use technology and data science to deepen and scale the human relationships needed to deliver personalised care in powerful new ways.
  • Consumer Experience - Designing for the consumer means creating experiences that anticipate their needs, are useful and integrate seamlessly into everyday life.

Technology for community mental health

Advances in data science and Electronic Medical Records open up unprecedented opportunities for improving our healthcare delivery, which will redefine what it means to practice psychiatry.

Larger volumes of detailed patient information are now accumulating in electronic format than would have been conceivable 20–30 years ago, which is transforming the way mental health conditions can be understood and treated. We at Holmusk, turn raw mental healthcare data into actionable insights.

Knowing the leader

Nawal Roy, Founder / CEO

Nawal Roy is the founder and CEO of Holmusk, bringing more than fifteen years of finance and strategy consulting experience to the helm of the company. Prior to this, Nawal was Co-Founder and CEO of HelloPay (Rocket Internet venture), and a Junior Partner at McKinsey & Company. He has served as a Steering Committee member (Value Based Health Care) for the World Economic Forum, and co-founded Galen Growth Asia - The Asia HealthTech Connector. Having enjoyed a global career spanning from New York to Tokyo, his close involvement with markets across North America, Europe, Southeast Asia, India AND China yields uniquely diverse experience in building next generation global companies.

Nawal carves out the strategic direction of Holmusk, leading from the front with round-the-clock hustle and infectious energy. Driving business development, partnerships and growth, his mission is to build a company founded on the commitment to solving some of the world’s greatest challenges in healthcare.

He strongly believes that only through the convergence of data analytics, digital health technology and clinical research can we begin to re-invent the future of chronic disease care, and reduce the crippling strain on society. His thoughts on realising the unplumbed potential of early intervention through digital healthcare can be seen here in his interviews with The Straits Times and Connected to India, and he is a frequent speaker at healthcare conferences throughout SE Asia.

“We plan to address the most common chronic diseases, by leveraging the power of human relationships, technology and data to prevent, manage and reverse these diseases as far as possible.”