Nithya Ramanathan

Social Innovation Fellow 2011

Nexleaf AnalyticsLos Angeles, CAImpact-Driven Development

Nithya Ramanathan co-founded Nexleaf Analytics with a revolutionary approach to deploying mobile technology for health and environmental impact studies. All over the world, Nexleaf is replacing expensive and custom hardware with mobile phones to assess initiatives such as improved cookstoves, clean water distribution and wildlife monitoring, making data accessible in real time and putting it into the hands of scientists, communities and policy makers, all at 10-100 times lower cost than existing solutions. Scaling up these results promises to change the way each of us interacts with and understands our environment and health, and how new interventions are introduced and evaluated.