What You Should Know:
– Simple HealthKit raises $8M in Series A funding led by Initialized Capital to address health inequity with the first human-centric, end-to-end healthcare platform that builds and delivers diagnostics, treatment and follow-up care for all
– The Series A round also included participation from seed investors Kleiner Perkins, Kapor Capital and Quest Venture Partners, bringing Simple HealthKit’s total funding to date to $12M.
End-to-End Diagnostics and Digital Health Solutions
Founded by a diverse team of scientists, engineers, physicians and difference-makers, including CEO Dr. Sheena Menezes, Simple HealthKit has a mission to bring health equity to underserved markets. It starts with reliable diagnostics (at-home, in-clinic or at-pharmacy) and fast results, providing immediate next steps for consultation and treatment if a person tests positive. The company provides a complete, omnichannel healthcare infrastructure from testing to telehealth and medication. Simple HealthKit’s infrastructure can plug into any organization’s workflow via an open-ended API or HL7. The company operates its own CLIA-certified, CAP-accredited labs and returns results within 24 hours to speed time to treatment.
Expands Portfolio to Include Solutions for Sexual Health, Tripledemic
The company also has expanded its portfolio of solutions to include diagnostics for sexual health, chronic conditions such as diabetes, and the current tripledemic (COVID-19, RSV and Flu A/B) sweeping the U.S. Simple HealthKit’s test for sexual health and respiratory illness are available now at the company’s web site. At-home tests may be covered by HSA/ FSA programs, while in-clinic and at-pharmacy tests are typically reimbursable through health insurance. Later this year, these tests and more will be available via leading retailers, both in-store and online.
“Simple HealthKit builds solutions for high-need and high-impact population health challenges,” said Dr. Menezes. “This funding will help us further invest in innovation and accelerate our efforts to reach more people faster. We’re excited about the future and grateful to Initialized Capital, Kleiner Perkins, Kapor Capital and all our investors for their ongoing support.”