Cricket Health, a San Francisco, California-based healthcare startup, raised $2.5m in seed funding.
The round was led by First Round Capital, BoxGroup, Seven Peaks Ventures, Nexus Venture Partners, and NFX Guild.
Led by Co-Founder and CEO Arvind Rajan, and co-founder Vince Kim, a former General Partner at Aberdare Ventures, Cricket Health provides scalable solutions for patients managing advanced stage chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD).
The company’s first offering, Health Options Patient Education (HOPE), connects advanced stage CKD patients to content, clinical expertise and a network of healthcare professionals, peers and mentors.
In addition to HOPE, Cricket Health is developing machine-learning algorithms to identify persons with CKD within hospitals’ electronic health record data, as well as additional knowledge-rich decision-support systems to improve CKD management throughout the patient journey.