Zest Health raises $6M Series A for its health price-transparency service

Zest Health

Zest Health has raised more than $6 million in its oversubscribed Series A round from a number of investors, including 7wire Ventures, Lightbank, Zaffre Investments, Martin Ventures, Dallas Venture Partners and LSAN/Azimuth Ventures. The company, which helps consumers make more informed and cost-effective decisions, will use the funds to accelerate growth and expand its market share.

“Zest Health empowers both consumers and corporations with information to more intelligently navigate the healthcare system and save money,” said Shawn Ellis, President of Zest Health. “The Zest Health platform enables smart choices about healthcare by supporting choice of provider, scheduling delivery of services, and a better understanding of the costs of those services. Zest Health makes cost transparency data actionable.”

Zest Health’s service reimagines the way people access and navigate healthcare’s broad array of choices while considering each member’s benefits, cost profile and personal preferences.Zest Health’s Smart Concierge is an integrated, “human-centric” mobile app and concierge service that reimagines the way people access and navigate healthcare’s broad array of choices while considering each member’s benefits, cost profile and personal preferences. It “demystifies” members’ benefits, schedules care with providers who are in-network, connects members with telemedicine, tracks healthcare spending, and resolves claims and billing concerns.

On the other hand, the Zest Health Marketplace reveals customized options that will address the member’s needs.

Among Zest Health clients are Chicago-based Presence Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island and a number of self-funded employers, with more to be announced in the coming weeks and months.