Kenshō Health, a Los Angeles, CA-based care navigation and provider discovery platform for holistic medicine, raised $3.5m in seed funding.
The round, which brought funding total to nearly $5.5m, was led by KB Partners, with participation from Company Ventures and Gaingels. All of Kenshō’s Pre-Seed investors – Crosscut, Female Founders Fund, Alumni Ventures Group, and Evolve Foundation. Livongo (Teladoc: $18.5B) co-founder, Alex Bitoun, also took a large stake in the round.
The company intends to use the funds to continue to build out its team, drive patient demand, and capture provider supply, serviced by its latest product, Care Matching.
Founded by CEO Krista Berlincourt, , formerly on the founding teams at Simple (BBVA: $114M), Vault (OAKS), and Sila, and COO Danny Steiner, serial entrepreneur and former management consultant for JP Morgan (JPM), Condé Nast, Hulu, Kenshō Health aims to make remedy healthcare more holistic and accessible. With the support of the team, they have curated over 2,000 of the country’s top holistic providers into one platform, making it the largest holistic care navigation and matching platform in the country.
Care Matching leverages the company’s proprietary provider discovery platform to offer personalized provider recommendations based on symptoms, goals, and preferences, quickly connecting patients to the right holistic care. The provider platform now includes Group Practice profiles to support healthcare networks and practices with multiple providers who care under the same umbrella. It’s launch partners include Paloma Health, Adventure Recovery, and Complete Wellness NYC.
Kenshō Health makes it possible for patients to find providers across:
- Holistic Medicine: Acupuncture, Ayurvedic MD, Chiropractic, Functional Medicine, Integrative OBGYN, Naturopathic Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine
- Mental Health: Coaching, Counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, Psychological Services
- Integrative Therapies: Breathwork, Massage, Meditation, Yoga
The company will launch full-feature telehealth later this year as it looks to innovate both the patient and provider journey, from health education, to provider discovery, initial consultation, patient advocacy, booking, billing, and provider follow-ups.