The company has also officially launched its virtual healthcare practice, located in north Phoenix, Arizona. Akos will use the funds to expand nationwide, starting with 10 new locations by spring 2017. Relying on mobile technology, Akos' platform provides patients with on-demand access to qualified virtual care coordinators and board-certified physicians from their area, 24/7/365 days a year via smartphone or tablet.
Investors: A group of local physicians
"The nation as a whole is ready. With our healthcare system in flux, and healthcare premiums increasing over 100 percent in Arizona this year alone, there has never been a greater demand for a solution that addresses the pain points associated with our state and national healthcare offerings. While minor improvements have been made, nothing game-changing has emerged that would provide a 360-degree approach to patient care and streamline convenience -- that is, until now."
— Dr. Kishlay Anand, cardiologist and co-founder of Akos
"For more than a year, we've envisioned Akos being a pioneer in telemedicine, offering the first complete healthcare solution for patients, physicians and employers across the United States. It's taken the right blend of physicians, technologists, developers, marketers and healthcare partners, but today we're thrilled to see that vision come to life as we launch Akos publicly, starting right here in our own backyard."
— Dr. Swaraj Singh, co-founder of Akos