PicnicHealth raises $2M to build a virtual healthcare records platform


Y Combinatory graduate PicnicHealth has raised $2 million in seed funding to hire new team members and build a virtual healthcare records platform.

A slew of VC firms and angel investors participated in the round, including Social+Captial, Great Oaks, Slow Ventures, YC partner Paul Buchheit, Scott Marlette, Sam Lessin, Joe Greenstein, Rashmi Sinha, Jameson Hsu, Kenny Van Zant, Rishi Kacker, Ramji Srinivasan, Eric Evans and Stanford’s StartX Fund.

PicnicHealth costs $39 per month, but there are plans to release a series of free resources for all patients.PicnicHealth helps chronically ill patients gather all their records from all their doctors and put them in one easy-to-access online profile. It solves this by doing the heavy lifting for the patient, who should only give permission for a records request at each medical facility and let PicnicHealth do the rest. The company will look into old files, CDs and other data and then add it all to the patient’s personal online database that they can access from anywhere.

PicnicHealth will use the fresh capital to hire engineers, as well as build out a servicing component to help pull data from CDs, hard copies of paperwork and other non-digital files that are hard to get data from. Additionally, it plans to customize for specific communities starting with cancer and cystic fibrosis.

The company is charging $39 per month for its service, but there are plans to release a series of free resources to improve access to medical records for all patients.

[Via: TechCrunch]