First Opinion Raises $6M in Series A Funding

The-First-Opinion-LogoFirst Opinion, a San Francisco, CA-based mobile app that provides users remote personal health consultations from dedicated physicians, raised $6m in Series A funding.

The round was led by Polaris Partners, with participation from existing investors True Ventures, Felicis Ventures, Scrum Ventures and Monashees Capital. In conjunction with the funding, Brian Chee, managing partner at Polaris Partners, will join First Opinion’s board of directors.

The company, which has now raised $8.6m in total, intends to use the funds to expand its network of doctors, and grow internal infrastructures.

Led by McKay Thomas, co-founder and CEO, First Opinion provides users with 24-hour access to trained physicians via text messaging. Users are able to text health-related questions – and even photos – to a doctor in the network and can receive a response in five minutes or less. The network of doctors is currently composed of practicing physicians – across a variety of specialties, including family medicine, dermatology, pediatrics, diabetes care, emergency medicine, radiology, genetics and others. In the last 12 months, approximately 100,000 healthcare consultations have been conducted using the mobile app.



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