Summer Health Raises $11.65M in Series A Funding

Summer Health, a NYC-based digital health company offering 24/7 pediatric support to parents, raised $11.65M in Series A Funding.

The round was co-led by new investor 7wire Ventures and returning investor Lux Capital. Returning investors Sequoia Capital, Metrodora Ventures, Box Group, and Shrug Capital participated, with new participation from Pivotal Ventures, a Melinda French Gates company and Leaps by Bayer. Alfred Lin of Sequoia Capital, Deena Shakir of Lux Capital, Alyssa Jaffee of 7wire Ventures, and Chelsea Clinton of Metrodora Ventures are also joining the Summer board.

The company will use the funds to double down on its distribution via consumer and employer channels to combat this lack of abundant access to pediatricians, and to expand service offerings for parents.

Led by CEO Ellen DaSilva, and Dr. Ali Alhassani, head of clinical, Summer Health is a text-based companion to a family’s primary pediatrician, removing the need for unnecessary visits and serving as support anytime and anywhere. The company’s flagship product, text-based care in under 15 minutes, has been used by thousands of parents to manage urgent medical guidance and prescribe medications as-needed since its launch in July 2022. In November 2023, the company expanded its longitudinal primary care model with lactation support, sleep training, developmental milestone tracking, and long-term pediatric care.