Ellington West is the Co-Founder and CEO of Sonavi Labs, a medical device and software company based in Baltimore, MD. Sonavi Labs spun out of Johns Hopkins University and has created Feelix, a smart stethoscope and AI-enabled platform that harnesses the power of machine learning to identify and track respiratory abnormalities with the same accuracy as a trained physician. She brings over 10 years of experience in healthcare business development, market research and leadership to Sonavi Labs and is overseeing the development of the company’s inaugural product line.
Under Ellington’s leadership, Sonavi Labs has grown from a research project into a globally recognized, pioneering health tech company. Since its founding in 2017, Sonavi Labs has raised over $6.5M in funding, received FDA approval for the Feelix hardware, been awarded 9 patents and Ellington has been named to INC Magazine’s list of the Top 100 Female Founders of 2021 in addition to being named as one of the Cartier Women’s Initiative North American Fellows. In 2021 Ellington was appointed by the Governor to the Maryland Life Sciences Advisory Board.
Ellington is a champion of diversity and has made history as one of less than 100 Black women to raise more than $1M in funding for her venture. She continues to use her platform to advocate for women in executive roles and diversity of thought leadership, particularly within the healthcare and venture capital arenas.