We are thrilled to introduce you to our 15 new healthcare startups that make up our 2019 portfolio!
This year, we were given the title of the most active VC, and we announced the addition of a $4M valuation tier which brought many hungry entrepreneurs to apply.
After receiving hundreds of applications, we extended 15 offers (holding two investments for the Fall) which grew our assets under management count to 78.
The 2019 Cohort spans direct-to-consumer goods, diagnostic devices, and remote patient monitoring in payer, provider, employer spaces. The companies are located across the US, including Arizona, California, Wisconsin, and Nashville. While we do not require our companies to relocate, we are excited for our portfolio to visit us in Nashville on May 30 and 31st for programming including keynote speakers, branding workshops, and 1:1 meetings with executives.
A few fun facts about our 2019 portfolio:
Almost 1/3 of portfolio is Direct-to-Consumer (See our recent report on the Rise of the Healthcare Consumer)
25% are run by women
Let’s meet our new startups!
AGOGIE Resistance Apparel turns daily activities into passive workouts which enables you burn calories, tone muscle and build stronger muscles simply by wearing pants.
Saint Louis, MO
A fundamental transformation of how women can take care of their bodies beginning with pelvic health- Kegelbell is the first, externally weighted, vaginal weight lifting system targeting the hard to reach pelvic floor muscle.
ScribeLink reduces physician documentation burden so doctors can focus on patient care through the use of a remote scribe who can listen to the doctor’s patient interaction and document accordingly.
San Jose, CA
Carepool is a transportation procurement platform that connects special needs passengers with their care managers, trained drivers, and third party payers. Carepool fills the transportation gap for high-need, rural-based patients.
Lotus Scrubs is a subscription based service for medical professionals to purchase low-cost, quality scrubs.
Nouri exists to increase mental and physical health globally. Nouri do so by creating clinically-supported consumer products, like probiotic capsules, targeted at gut health.
Ruth Clinic provides Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), the gold standard in opioid addiction recovery. You receive a personal physician, a dedicated counselor and prescription medications such as Suboxone® that keep you well while curing your addiction.
iTherapyDocs builds enterprise software solutions for the $65B Medicaid Intellectual and Developmentally Disabled (IDD) Market. Their platform improves IDD agency management efficiencies and increases revenues while eliminating administrative errors that can lead to Medicaid fraud.
A hospital waiting room is a terrible place to be. Medifies provides software that allows hospitals to push immediate notifications to the families of their patients to keep them informed on what’s happening and what to do. This digital communication helps the families feel more at ease and informed without having to sit in waiting rooms for hours on end.
San Francisco, CA
Intelligent Observation has created a system that allows hospitals to track handwashing compliance from their staff and thereby reduce hospital acquired infection rates.
Lytic is building virtual care tools that make it easier to find and receive personalized care. The patient-facing product, Clearstep, allows users to describe any symptoms in free text, engages in a digital dialog to learn more, and offers: (1) best next steps for care, (2) possible causes of symptoms, and (3) home care advice.
surefhir is a data-governance EMR plug-in that promotes care coordination. Their platform delivers automatic updates to a care team, ultimately improving communication efficiency and reducing provider screen time. They monitor provider activity in the EHR (such as notes, orders, chart surfing) and determine who is involved in care delivery and what data is visible.
Vision Care Connect is a complete concierge patient acquisition service tailored for Ophthalmology. They market elective restorative vision procedures such as LASIK, KAMRA Inlay, Refractive Lens Exchange and Cataract surgery which drive significant revenue to Ophthalmology clinics.
CaptoGlove produces a wearable machine interface and sensors to transform human movements in digital outputs for a wide range of applications.
Curemint centralizes the purchasing and billing process between suppliers and dental organizations in one easy-to-use platform providing real-time analytics to ensure optimal purchasing behavior.
Los Angeles, CA