HealthJoy, a Chicago, IL-based chat-based app that gives users access to doctors, healthcare concierges, insurance experts, and healthcare comparison shoppers, closed a $3M Series A round of funding.
The round was led by Chicago Ventures, with participation from Social Capital, Sidekick Fund, and seed-round lead GoHealth as well as angels Andrew Sieja, CEO of KCura; Brad Hoover, CEO of Grammarly, Ben Evans, CEO of OurHealth, Eduardo Vivas, Founder of Bright.com, and Jason Theofilis, CEO of MUNDOMedia.
The company intends to use the funds to expand its national network of distribution partners, build and grow strategic partnerships with innovative service, data and technology companies that enhance the capabilities of the platform and hire people in Chicago and remotely to improve the product, empower the customers, and support the team.
Led by Shanu Kurd, Doug Morse-Schindler, and Justin Holland, HealthJoy provides consumers with a chat-based app that combines a team of board-certified doctors, veteran insurance experts, dedicated healthcare concierges and a proactive chatbot, to protect out-of-pocket expenses. The platform is distributed to HR teams at companies of any size, from 5 to 500,000 employees across the country through benefit advisors, third-party administrators, and health plans.
In addition to the funding, HealthJoy has just been named a preferred technology partner to the Benefit Advisors Network, the nation’s premier credentialed network of independent benefit advisory and consulting companies.