A Courageous Care supplier in Portland, Ore. treating a household. (Ali Rae / Courageous Care Picture)
New funding: Portland, Ore.-based pediatric well being startup Courageous Care raised a $10 million Sequence A spherical.

The way it works: Courageous Care is akin to ZOOM+Care clinics however particularly targets children. The startup provides around-the-clock distant care by an app and through cellphone traces staffed with pediatric nurses. Its main and pressing care clinics are open day by day, all 12 months from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and embody on-site pharmacies. Courageous Care has one cellular healthcare unit with plans so as to add cellular items in Texas and North Carolina.

Background: After pediatrician Dr. Corey Fish handled Darius Monsef’s children on two events inside every week of one another, the pair began speaking and in the end determined to create a startup with a special strategy to healthcare for teenagers.

Monsef was one of many founders of Sightbox, a subscription service for contact lenses and eye exams that offered to Johnson & Johnson in 2017. Fish was operating Pacific Crest Youngsters’s Pressing Care, which they relaunched in 2018 as Courageous Care. Fish earned his medical diploma on the College of Washington and did his pediatric residency in Austin.

The management workforce contains Monsef, CEO; Fish, who’s chief medical officer; Chief Know-how Officer Asa Miller; and Chief Operations Officer Maryam Taheri. The corporate is a graduate of the Silicon Valley accelerator Y Combinator.

A Courageous Care clinic foyer in Portland. (Ali Rae / Courageous Care Picture)
COVID impacts: In response to the worldwide pandemic, the startup started providing telehealth providers and secured licenses to ship digital care in 14 states. It additionally created a web based COVID symptom checker that went reside early within the pandemic, and offered speedy COVID assessments for teenagers.

What’s subsequent: The funding will assist pay for an extra clinic in Beaverton, Ore., and an growth this 12 months into Austin and an undisclosed location in North Carolina. The corporate at the moment has 53 staff, about 20 open positions, and expects to rent 100 staff over the subsequent 9 months. It plans to develop into further places in 2022. Complete funding up to now is $18 million.

“We’ve checked out markets oriented to younger households, rising in inhabitants and infrequently much less entry to world-class kids’s hospitals. We’ve constructed Courageous Care to ship top quality care, affordably, so we don’t want prosperous Tier 1 cities as a predominant focus,” Monsef mentioned through electronic mail.

Traders: The Sequence A spherical was led by New York-based Metropolis Mild with assist from current traders Founders’ Co-op, Refactor, Fifty Years and Indicator Ventures. New traders included AV8, Gaingels, Interaction and Study Capital.