Jiff Inc., a Palo Alto, California-based developer of the first HIPAA-compliant private healthcare social network and digital health apps platform, has completed a $7.5m Series A financing.
The round was led by Aeris Capital, with participation from founding seed investor Aberdare Ventures.
The company intends to use the capital to deploy its healthcare social network, to develop a suite of health, well-being, care and community apps, as well as to publish a software development kit to allow developers to create applications on the Jiff platform.
Founded in 2010 and led by newly appointed CEO Derek Newell, a health care technology veteran, Jiff provides a HIPAA-compliant private healthcare social network designed to allow consumers and health care professionals to build personalized and private communities of care, and a digital health apps platform. According to a written statement, the first application announced on the company’s platform is the JiffPad, an iPad educational platform that enables more effective doctor-patient communications by transforming conversations and images into videos that patients can reference and share from their own homes.
In conjunction with the financing, Vince Kim, partner with Aberdare Ventures, and George Rehm, J.D., managing partner of Aeris Capital, have joined Jiff’s board of directors, where co-founder James Currier now serves as executive chairman.