Jim Olson Jim Olson, CEO of Flywheel

Jim Olson


Flywheel Exchange




Flywheel has built a cloud-based platform for life sciences research aimed at improving productivity and collaboration among medical researchers. Flywheel raised $42 million in financing in 2021 and acquired St. Louis-based Radiologics. Jim Olson, who joined Minneapolis-based Flywheel in 2018, brings deep product and technology strategy experience. While at West Publishing, he led product development for the server portion of the Westlaw online legal research system. “With [Flywheel’s] recent acquisition of Radiologics,” he says, “our focus is on offering the only biomedical research data platform that can help connect any organization or data set across academic, life sciences, clinical institutions, and medical AI developers.”