LOS ANGELES, August 5, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Kenshō Health, the first platform for navigation in care and discovery of providers for holistic medicine, raised a $ 3.5 million Seed investment led by KB Partners, with the participation of Company Ventures and Gaingels. All of Kenshō’s pre-seed investors – Crosscut, Female Founders Fund, Alumni Ventures Group, and Evolve Foundation – have reinvested. Livongo (Teladoc: $ 18.5 billion) co-founder, Alex Bitoun, also took a big stake in the tour. This brings Kenshō’s total funding to nearly $ 5.5 million.
Krista berlincourt – CEO & Co-Founder formerly in the founding teams of Simple (BBVA: $ 114 million), Vault (OAKS) and Sila – and Danny Steiner – serial entrepreneur and former management consultant for JP Morgan (JPM), Condé Nast, Hulu, – launched Kenshō Health just a year ago with a clear mission to make healthcare more holistic and accessible. With the support of a team of stars, they’ve organized over 2,000 of the nation’s top holistic providers into one platform, making it the largest holistic care navigation and matching platform. from the country.
“Healthcare is a maze in which only 12% of people feel equipped to navigate. COVID-19 has proven that it’s not just a problem, it’s a crisis, and one that requires a thoughtful solution.” , said Krista berlincourt, Kenshō Health CEO and Co-Founder. “It’s safe to say that holistic medicine is becoming mainstream, but just like conventional healthcare, the boating experience leaves a lot to be desired. That’s why we created Kenshō. “
Today, Kenshō Health enables patients to find providers from:
- Holistic medicine: Acupuncture, Ayurvedic medicine, Chiropractic, Functional medicine, Integrative OBGYN, Naturopathic medicine, Traditional Chinese medicine
- Mental Health: Coaching, Counseling, Cognitive-behavioral therapy, Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, Psychological services
- Integrative therapies: Breathing, Massage, Meditation, Yoga
Kenshō is using this latest injection of capital to strengthen his team, drive patient demand and capture supplier supply, thanks to his latest product: Care correspondence, the company’s first formal step in the care navigation space.
Care Matching leverages Kenshō’s proprietary provider discovery platform to deliver personalized provider recommendations based on symptoms, goals and preferences, connecting patients faster to the right holistic care.
“Everything we do at Kenshō is aimed at making healthcare more humane,” said Berlincourt. “We believe this means bringing science-based care to holistic medicine that cuts costs for payers by 10% while improving patient outcomes. To put it simply, holistic medicine is our best bet in making America healthy again. “
Kenshō will launch full telehealth later this year with the goal of innovating both the patient and provider journey, from health education to provider discovery, initial consultation, advocacy. patient rights, reservation, billing and monitoring of providers.
“The opportunity to expand healthcare with an integrated platform that complements conventional care is enormous,” said Steve ahern, Partner, KB Partners. “There is insurance coverage for mental health, chiropractic and acupuncture nationwide and more than a quarter of US states currently cover naturopathic physicians. Kenshō is the answer to simplify navigation amid this industry growth. “
Kenshō’s provider platform now includes group practice profiles to support healthcare networks and practices with multiple providers delivering care under the same umbrella. Its launch partners include Paloma Health, Adventure Recovery, and Complete Wellness NYC.
“In many ways, United States is catching up Europe where holistic medicine accounts for 60% of the expenditure and is easily accessible through a network of integrated holistic and conventional care ”, said Danny Steiner, co-founder and COO.
“Kenshō has a unique basis for building the future of holistic medicine,” said Alex Bitoun, co-founder, Livongo. “I am proud to be a part of this company and I have no doubts that this team will reinvent healthcare.”
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Lindsay Stevens RP
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