At Axonium, we are striving to solve one of the biggest problems in healthcare globally, the ethical use of a person’s health information. We believe that a person’s health information is one of the most valuable and personal sources of data available to a person and should be protected. We also believe that sharing health data has the capacity to improve health outcomes for all of humanity through medical research breakthroughs and empowering users to be part of the global healthcare solution.

Axonium provides a solution where everyone has control over their health information and the way it is used. Individuals have the option to share their health information securely and privately and in return receive rewards. Users also have easy access to their health information which can increase their engagement with their health data resulting in better health outcomes.

Axonium is the solution for individuals and organisations to access ethically sourced data and advance health outcomes globally.


Our mission is to provide an anonymous, consented and value driven health data exchange platform that rewards individuals and organisations for the use of their
private and ethically sourced health data.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be the largest value driven health data exchange platform that uses only ethically sourced data and provides the highest financial, social and health benefits to both individuals and organisations while maintaining the anonymity and consent of platform users at all times.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide an anonymous, consented and value driven health data exchange platform that rewards individuals and organisations for the use of their highly valuable and private health data that holds the power to unlock health advancements and empower users. We will achieve this through the creation of user-centric, decentralized and secure platform with a blockchain data source and a value driven data exchange model that permits anonymous, expedient, secure and consent driven transactions between individuals and organisations that also incentivises data contributors.

Our Commitment

Axonium will not act on your personal data without your consent, so that sharing your personal data is not forced, but shared willingly and generously.


Ian Varughese

Founder, Technology & Architecture
Ian is an Information Systems Specialist who has delivered custom web solutions for complex problems in health, education, and finance sectors. A former Analytics Manager at Deloitte, he has developed critical data systems for health infrastructure projects in Australia worth $6 billion, and designed solutions for Ramsay Health Care, Perth Children's Hospital, Fiona Stanley Hospital, and various government departments.

Dr Alexius Julian

Co-Founder, Medical Architecture
Dr Julian is a medical doctor who specialises in digital medicine and clinical informatics. Alexius has experience in hospital commissioning and start-ups. He is currently the Chief Medical Information Officer for St. John of God Health Care, Australia's third largest private hospital and healthcare group.

Grant Hardwick

Co-Founder, Product & Operations
Grant is a Management Consultant who has been delivering advisory services to large ICT implementation projects in the health and mining sectors (both public and private) for nearly a decade. As a consultant at EY, he provided program delivery advice to BHP Billiton for a global ERP implementation and a hospital infrastructure project in Australia, both valued at over $1 billion.

Mark Ng

Co-Founder, Business Strategy
Mark is a Finance & IT professional with a history of successfully delivering large healthcare projects. He was a Project Manager at Fiona Stanley Hospital and was the Senior Business Analyst at Vision Eye Institute to stabilise and turnaround operations. As a consultant, Mark has provided strategic business advice to Peel Health Campus and the Gold Coast's largest Ophthalmology group. His early career involved analytical roles at KPMG and the RBA. He is certified in PROSCI and Prince II, and is a co-organizer of the Perth Ethereum Meetup.

Pavan Sanagavarapu

Co-Founder, CX & Marketing
Pavan is an ICT Specialist who was part of the principal commissioning teams for health infrastructure projects in Australia worth over $6 billion. Pavan was also a core member of INPEX implementation team for the $35 billion Ichthys LNG Project, prior to which he has worked on the BHP Billiton Iron Ore Rail modernisation program. Pavan holds a Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering and a graduate degree in Electronics & Telecommunications Engineering.


Dr Felicity Hodder

Dr Hodder is an experienced Consultant Paediatric Oncologist who worked in the US & Australia before becoming the clinical lead of the ICT Operational Commissioning Team at Perth Children's Hospital. Felicity has a passion for improving health outcomes through the innovative use of digital technology.

Dr Shioto Fukushima

Dr Fukushima has experience as a university lecturer and clinical researcher in Perth, Australia and Tokyo, Japan. He has a PhD in biomechanics from the University of Western Australia, and is passionate in continuous research that will benefit his patients. Previously in Japan, he was a leading Physiotherapist at a Tokyo teaching hospital.

Lea Dias

Lea is a qualified pharmacist and is currently based in Paris working as a medical ICT consultant, specialising in clinical robotics. She is also a founding advisor for the European healthcare blockchain, Iryo.

Mark Mathis

Mark has over 15 years in software development architecture and system design (front & back end) to implementation and support, and has extensive business knowledge in multiple industries. He is a contributor on multiple open source blockchain projects and is currently working in the emerging security token space. He is also a trusted source and advisor to several other blockchain projects in the music and payments industry.

Surya Prashanth

Surya is the Director of Engineering at The New York Times, leading multiple cloud infrastructure teams, evangelising SRE and infrastructure as code practices. As a manager of large-scale systems, he reviews system architectures and design considerations for application reliability and resiliency. Surya has a Master's degree in engineering from NJIT and executive certificate in Management and Leadership from MIT.

Paul Whitby

Paul is an experienced project director with strong clinical, policy and management background in the health sector, specialising in large scale project implementations and high-level health workforce issues. Formerly a director at KPMG, he led and managed advisory services across public, private and NGO sectors overseeing multiple projects including e-Health Projects.