Kinsa, a NYC-based maker of an FDA-cleared thermometer that connects to a smartphone, raised $9.6m in Series A funding round.
The investment was led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers with participation from FirstMark Capital, Andy Palmer and others. In conjunction with the funding, KPCB partner Beth Seidenberg will join the board.
The company intends to use the funds to scale production, recruit new people, expand marketing efforts and the product line.
Led by Kinsa Founder and CEO Inder Singh, Kinsa provides an FDA-cleared smartphone-connected thermometer and health tracking app. The Kinsa Smart Thermometer connects to a mobile device like a smartphone via the headphone jack and uses the display, power, and processing of the smartphone to determine a precise temperature reading in less than 10 seconds.
Through the accompanying mobile app, users can:
Create individual profiles for each member of a family;
Record and monitor fever, symptom, and illness history;
Make temperature-taking fun for kids and easy for parents through interactive
Report the progression of illnesses to physicians;
Keep track of medication dosages and timing; and
Document any physical symptoms with photos.