Home care company on demand Sprinter Health raised $ 33 million to fund Series A.
The round was led by Andresen Horowitz with the participation of investors, including General Catalyst, Accel and Google Ventures. Angel investors are DoorDash co-founder and CEO Tony Sue and former Senator Bill Frist.
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Sprinter sends nurses and phlebotomists to perform blood tests, life checks and tests for COVID-19 at home. Patients can make an appointment through the app and receive notifications when the provider is already on the road.
“People are postponing health care for a variety of reasons – they, they think they’re healthy, they can’t find time in their busy schedules, they’re not sure of the price or they may even be afraid to find out that something might be wrong, ”Sprinter co-founder and CEO Max Cohen said in a statement.
“We have created a system that allows you to do a blood test, check vital signs or pass a test on COVID-19 as effective, modern and enjoyable as it could be, lowering barriers to providing people with the help they need.”
Sprinter plans to work with its specialized labs, insurers, suppliers and employers.
The company is currently operating in the Gulf of San Francisco and Sacramento area, but by the end of the year it plans to expand to Los Angeles and San Diego. Sprinter plans to offer its services in Texas and Florida in 2022.
During the pandemic, health services became more accessible through telehealth use observed massive growth between August 2019 and August 2020 slowed down this year, some stakeholders and suppliers claim a hybrid model this is the future of health services.
Elderly care is a popular area of home care, especially because more older people say they want to age in place. Retail giant Best Buy announced yesterday that it had signed the deal purchase the Current Health home care and remote monitoring platform, drawing on previous purchases and investments in senior care space.
Amazon also uses home monitoring, launch Alexa Together last month’s service that allows caregivers to help and check on family members.
Honor Home and Elderly Care Platform recently received unicorn status with an estimate of $ 1.25 billion following the announcement of raising $ 70 million in E-Series financing and $ 300 million in debt financing.