Headquarters: Palo Alto, California, United States
Category: Healthcare Platform
Funding Amount: $5M
💸 Last round was raised on August 18, 2021.
Select investors: Pivotal Ventures, Magnify Ventures, Lowercase Capital, Rise Capital, Entravision
MiSalud, which means My Health in Spanish, aims to make healthcare more inclusive by offering personalized healthcare services to US Hispanics through its mobile app and platform. Although Hispanics account for 20% of the US population — and in states like California and Texas, that number goes up to 40% — most of them don't have access to Spanish-speaking physicians in their communities. Which contributes to one-third of Hispanic women and nearly half of Hispanic men not having a primary care doctor. MiSalud aims to tackle the Hispanic community with a unique combination of personalized preventative wellness services, along with traditional healthcare via Spanish-speaking physicians.
👥 Key people:
- The company is on a noble mission to tackle longstanding inequalities in the healthcare system, which are estimated to contribute to Hispanics being 23% more likely to be obese, 24% more likely to have uncontrolled hypertension, and an astounding 50% more likely to die from diabetes.
- According to the CDC, Hispanics were nearly three times as likely to be hospitalized from Covid-19, and 2.3 times as likely to die from the virus. 🔗
- MiSalud is targeting a large and growing market of Hispanics in the U.S.
- Hispanic adults in the US represent the largest "sandwich generation" population, caring for both older adults and children at the same time - Joanna Drake, Managing Partner at Magnify Ventures
Last update: September 6, 2021
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