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About Tidepool

Founded in 2013, Tidepool is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to make diabetes data more accessible, actionable, and meaningful. Tidepool creates software that connects people to the health data they want and empowers them to make better health decisions.

Tidepool’s latest effort is a project to build and support an FDA-regulated version of Loop, originally a do-it-yourself mobile app for automated insulin dosing. Tidepool Loop is being designed to connect to commercially available insulin pumps and CGMs (continuous glucose monitors) using Bluetooth wireless communication. The intention is for the app to be accessed via prescription and available for download in the iOS App Store.

Product Suite

Tidepool provides an intuitive software technology platform to upload and visualize diabetes data from different devices so that clinicians and people with diabetes can see what’s working and what isn’t, faster.

To the left, a laptop displays Tidepool Uploader. In the centre, a computer displays the Population Health Dashboard. Below, a phone displays Tidepool Mobile. To the right, a laptop displays Tidepool Data Platform’s Daily view.
Tidepool Data Platform

An interactive web application for visualizing diabetes device data from multiple devices all in one place.

Tidepool Uploader

A universal uploader app that allows users to retrieve data from over 85 supported devices, including every brand of insulin pump and CGM available in the United States, and a variety of blood glucose meters.

Tidepool Mobile

A notes app — and companion to the Tidepool Data Platform — for iOS and Android that allows users to add context to their diabetes data.

The team

This dynamic team is fully distributed and all-remote. Tidepool boasts 56 employees, contractors, and interns spanning 14 states and 8 countries. Tidepool employees can be found in the United States, Canada, Australia, Bulgaria, Croatia, New Zealand, and Wales.


Important events throughout the years.

embecta & Tidepool partner to develop automated insulin delivery system for people with type 2 diabetes.
Tidepool announces funding to support Tidepool Loop for Android.
Tidepool adds Ambulatory Glucose Profile (AGP) profile to the Tidepool Data Platform.
Tidepool announces FDA Clearance of Tidepool Loop.
Tidepool announces appointment of John Lister as new Chief Operating Officer.
Tidepool announces the addition of leading experts in the women’s health and endocrinology space as members of the Tidepool Advisory Council.
Tidepool announces completion of FDA 510(k) Submission of Tidepool Loop
Tidepool announces completion of Tidepool Loop Human Factors Validation Study
Launched a telemedicine resource initiative during the global Covid-19 pandemic.
Over 10,000 anonymous diabetes datasets donated through the Tidepool Big Data Donation Project.
Tidepool announces collaboration on the Tidepool Loop project with Insulet, Dexcom, and Medtronic.
JDRF and The Helmsley Charitable Trust award $6 million collaborative grant to Tidepool in support of the Tidepool Loop project.
Tidepool is one of nine participants accepted into the FDA’s Digital Health Software Pre-Certification Program.
Tidepool launches the Tidepool Big Data Donation Project.
Tidepool participates in the Precision Medicine Initiative Summit at the White House with President Barack Obama.
CEO Howard Look awarded the White House Champions of Change award for Precision Medicine.
Tidepool Web platform launches as Blip with partners Asante, Tandem, Insulet, Dexcom, and Abbott.
Tidepool gains 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization status.
Tidepool is founded by CEO Howard Look, Steve McCanne, and UCSF clinical team Dr. Saleh Adi, Dr. Aaron Neinstein, & Dr. Jenise Wong.


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To the left, a laptop displays Tidepool Uploader. In the centre, a computer displays the Population Health Dashboard. Below, a phone displays Tidepool Mobile. To the right, a laptop displays Tidepool Data Platform’s Daily view.
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Howard Look

Howard Look is the president and CEO of Tidepool, founding the nonprofit in 2013. Prior to working on healthcare challenges at Tidepool, Howard was on the founder’s team at TiVo where, as VP of Software and User Experience, he led the efforts that made TiVo as easy to use as it was disruptive. He was also VP of Software at Pixar, where he led the team developing Pixar’s proprietary film-making system, and at Amazon where he ran a secret software project to develop devices that leverage cloud services. At Linden Lab, he led the team that delivered the open-sourced Second Life Viewer 2.0 project. In June 2015, Howard received the “White House Champions of Change Award for Precision Medicine” on behalf of Tidepool’s work. In February, 2016, he shared the stage with President Barack Obama during a panel discussion at the Precision Medicine Initiative summit.

Brandon Arbiter is vice president of product and business development at Tidepool. He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in 2011 at age 27. Three years later, he became the first person in history to livestream his continuous blood glucose during a competitive race when he ran his first half marathon. Brandon serves on the Technology Advisory Board for the American Association of Diabetes Educators, the JDRF Greater Bay Area Board, the board of the San Francisco chapter of JDRF’s Young Leadership Committee, and the JDRF International Board of Directors. He also co-organizes the semi-annual DiabetesMine D-Data Exchange conference.

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News and media releases from Tidepool

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