Joshin, a Minneapolis, Minn.–based technology company dedicated to special needs and disability care, closed a funding round of $1.55m.
The round was led by Anthemis, with additional participation from M25 and Sure Ventures.
The company will use the new capital to continue expansion in new markets including Austin, Houston, and Dallas in the next year, as well as further develop its product and broaden its executive team.
Led by Melissa Danielsen, CEO, Joshin is a disability care app that connects families with special needs to experienced and screened caregivers. Joshin is currently available in Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York City, Chicago and San Francisco, with additional expansion planned for other U.S. markets.
The company has recently expanded its Self-Directed Medicaid services to all of these markets. Families that qualify for Self-Directed Medicaid funding can now use Joshin to find, manage and hire caregivers directly; families pay a monthly fee to Joshin and can use their Self-Directed Medicaid to pay the caregivers that they connect with via the app.
In addition to the fundraise, Joshin also announced that it has secured Michael Kutcher, a prominent activist, advocate and keynote speaker in the disability community, as strategic advisor.