On-demand, in-home care firm Sprinter Health raised $33 million in Series A funding.
The spherical was led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from traders together with General Catalyst, Accel and Google Ventures. Angel traders embody DoorDash cofounder and CEO Tony Xu and former Senator Bill Frist.
WHAT IT DOES
Sprinter sends nurses and phlebotomists to conduct blood attracts, vitals checks and COVID-19 checks within the dwelling. Patients can e-book appointments by way of an app and obtain notifications when the supplier is on the best way.
“People put off healthcare for all sorts of reasons – they think they’re healthy, they can’t find time within their busy schedules, they’re uncertain about the cost, or they may even be afraid to find out that something might be wrong,” Sprinter cofounder and CEO Max Cohen stated in a press release.
“We’ve built a system that makes getting your blood drawn, vitals checked, or a COVID-19 test as efficient, modern and pleasant as it possibly could be, reducing barriers to people getting necessary care.”
WHAT IT’S FOR
Sprinter plans to accomplice with specialty labs, insurers, suppliers and employers for its service.
The firm at present operates within the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento, however it plans to develop to Los Angeles and San Diego by the top of the yr. Sprinter plans on providing its providers in Texas and Florida in 2022.
More healthcare providers grew to become out there at dwelling throughout the pandemic, with telehealth utilization seeing massive growth between August 2019 and August 2020. Though utilization has slowed this yr, some stakeholders and suppliers argue a hybrid mannequin is the way forward for healthcare supply.
Senior care is a well-liked space for in-home care, particularly as extra older adults say they need to age in place. Retail big Best Buy introduced yesterday it had signed an settlement to accumulate dwelling care and distant monitoring platform Current Health, constructing on earlier purchases and investments within the senior care area.
Amazon can also be pushing into at-home monitoring, launching the Alexa Together service final month that enables caregivers to help and test in on relations.
Home and senior care platform Honor lately scored unicorn standing with a valuation of $1.25 billion after saying it had raised $70 million in Series E funding and $300 million in debt financing.