Companies We Invest In
Incredible Health, a platform that connects hospitals with nurses and other high-shortage healthcare professionals to dramatically speed up the hiring process, recently announced closing on an $80M Series B fundraising round. The round catapults the five-year-old company into unicorn status, with a valuation at $1.65B. “We know this work is critical,” writes Dr. Abuzeid in her latest blog post. “We are facing the largest labor crisis in the history of US healthcare, on track to be 1 million nurses short by the end of 2023.”
Nanopath Co-founders Amogha Tadimety and Alison Burklund are building their life sciences start-up to innovate new technologies and become the go-to provider for routine women’s health screenings at the point of care. The startup recently closed on a $10 million Series A round. GingerBread Capital joined lead investors Norwest Venture Partners and the Medtech Convergence Fund in the round.
Los Angeles-based Basepaws, a pioneer in at-home genetic test kits for cats, has been acquired by Zoetis, the world’s leading animal health company. Founder + CEO Anna Skaya and her team launched Basepaws in 2017 to offer cat lovers genetic screening tools for the early detection of disease risk in their feline companions.
Aclima Founder/CEO Davida Herzl is on a mission to reduce air pollution in all our communities. On July 6th, the company announced an historic initiative with the state of New York to deploy its mobile air pollution monitoring technology in communities across the state. The data-driven initiative will help lawmakers prioritize emissions reduction plans in the most vulnerable areas and create more green jobs.
A 3-year study conducted by Spring Health examining the effects of employer-sponsored mental health programs on employees and companies has been published in the medical journal JAMA. The findings are conclusive: These programs work, improving employees’ well-being and productivity, and resulting in a healthier bottom line for employers.
Co-founders Leah Del Percio and Tara Faquir experienced first-hand the stress of settling and administering the estates of deceased loved ones. They started Trustate to help others save time, money and find peace of mind through the process.
In August 2021, Maven became the first and only unicorn in the women’s & family health space with its Series D round of $110 million, supporting Founder + CEO Kate Ryder’s vision for the future of telemedicine and in-person care.
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