Leslie Trigg had held numerous executive positions before joining seven-year-old Outset Medical, a global dialysis company, as its CEO four years ago. Good thing for Outset that it nabbed her. Though the company originally set out to revolutionize at-home dialysis, Trigg saw a different, potentially bigger opportunity than replacing dialysis clinics, and that’s been to help supply such clinics with Outset’s products, which require less labor and reduce infrastructure costs, as well as make it easier for clinics’ patients to take care of themselves at home.
Trigg now needs to convince two companies that control most of the dialysis markets in the U.S. to use its technology, but investors are betting she can do it, providing Outset with $76.5 million in Series C funding in May.
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