Our Mission: Advancing Clinical Trial Technology


We make software that increases the quantity, value, and development speed of patient treatments.

Our Story: Building the Tool We Wished We Had

InvioBefore Invio, our now-CEO Dema Poppa was running a multicenter medical device clinical trial. He had forty research sites in his study and found himself frustrated by the lack of tools to take advantage of the FDA’s encouragement of remote and risk-based data quality monitoring of trial data.[1]

Though Dema was spending a large percentage of his budget flying monitors to each of his forty sites, he still was not getting the results he wanted. Mistakes were not caught for months until the on-site visit was scheduled, and sometimes they were not caught at all. He knew there had to be a better way than flying people around the country to access 3-ring binders to compare large data sets.

Dema proposed a solution, which would ultimately set the vision for Invio, at Startup Weekend Health in May of 2015. There, Dema and a small group built a proof-of-concept and validated it with Clinical Research Associates. The reception was so enthusiastic that after much research, planning, and some additional recruiting, they went on to work full time on solving painful issues for clinical trials by founding Invio in 2016. In the spring of 2017, Invio was proud to announce the initial commercial release of SourceDrive®, a secure and compliant cloud-based platform for remote clinical trial management and Source Data Verification.

Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Powered by TechstarsInvio was selected for the competitive Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Powered by Techstars in the fall of 2017, then further expanding the team and our product to accommodate larger enterprise customers such as Cedars-Sinai. In the fall of 2018, we joined Madrona Venture Labs as their first accelerator company, deepening Invio’s commitment to clinical trial automation at a massive scale.

Invio has also been proud to be selected for programs such as Life Science Washington Institute’s Washington Innovation Network, receive awards such as the Seattle Health Innovator award in both “Customer Focus” and “Regulatory Science Innovation,” and has been included in lists such as Built in Seattle’s 2019 list of Startups to Watch.

Today, our team works both from headquarters in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, USA and remotely. Invio supports many exciting research studies and continues to expand feature offerings for SourceDrive® with a strong emphasis on alleviating the burden of “busy work” from innovative researchers.

[1]. “Guidance for Industry Oversight of Clinical Investigations — A Risk-Based Approach to Monitoring” (FDA, August 2013)