Brave Care CEO Darius Monsef, CTO Asa Miller, COO Maryam Taheri and CMO Dr. Corey Fish (Brave Care Photo)

Brave Care is attracting so much investor attention that it didn’t even need to pitch at Y Combinator Demo Day.

The Portland startup announced another $5.2 million in funding today from Sesame Street, Greycroft, Refactor, and Fifty Years. Previous backers including Founders’ Co-op and Indicator Ventures put more cash behind Brave Care.

Previously: Portland healthtech startup raises cash from top VCs to rethink the urgent care experience for kids

The company, which recently graduated from Silicon Valley accelerator Y Combinator, came out of stealth mode in June when it announced a $1.4 million seed round. The Portland startup is opening urgent care centers that apply a child-centered mindset with a dash of technology to treat the inevitable bumped heads, skinned knees and achy ears that come with growing up.

Brave Care’s technology vision involves building tools for parents to get advice from pediatric care providers at all hours in order to decide whether or not to head to a hospital or clinic.

As the healthcare industry shifts to methods of care that deliver better value for money, alternatives to the ER have gained steam. …read more

Source:: GeekWire


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