Call9, a Palo Alto, CA-based digital health startup, raised $10m in Series A funding.
The round was led by Index Ventures, with participation from Y Combinator Continuity Fund, Joe Lonsdale, and Anne Wojcicki (the co-founder of 23andMe). In conjunction with the funding, Index Ventures’ Neil Rimer, will join Call9’s board.
The company wil use the funds to continue to develop the platform and expand operations.
Co-founded by physicians Celina Tenev and Timothy Peck, Call9 has developed a 911 alternative for nursing homes, schools, and hotels to use in case of a medical emergency. It allows nurses, teachers, or concierges to open the Call9 app to immediately connect, via video chat, to an on-call ER doctor. The doctor assesses the patient situation, instructs the person on the ground how to perform basic medical procedures and gives medicine, and call an ambulance if necessary.
The company was accelerated within Y Combinator in the spring of 2015.