Swatee Surve

Founder and CEO 

Swatee Surve is the Founder & CEO of Litesprite, a mission-driven game platform that helps patients manage and mitigate the effects of mental health conditions, including substance abuse. As a healthcare technologist, she observed that individual motivation was the key to improving a person’s health. After reviewing numerous peer-reviewed research papers indicating that gaming could improve health outcomes, but finding limited commercialization efforts, she saw the opportunity to create Litesprite. Prior to founding Litesprite, she developed and launched disruptive technology-based healthcare businesses for Microsoft, Nike, T-Mobile, Premera Blue Cross and Eastman Kodak. These commercialization projects have led to several patents including Nike’s first wearable technology patent. She is one of Puget Sound Business Journal’s Innovators of the Year and is recognized as an international healthcare leader by organizations such as the U.S. State Department. She received her MBA from the University of Chicago, an MSME in Biomechanics from Pennsylvania State University, and a BS in Bioengineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago.