Optum Ventures

Optum Ventures

A venture capital company that provides capital and guidance to startup companies with healthcare solutions. It was founded in 2017 and has offices in Boston, Massachusetts and London, England.

Optum Ventures is the venture capital arm of Optum, a healthcare service company. It invests in early-stage start-ups which utilize data to provide various solutions for the healthcare industry. It has $600 million under management with 14 portfolio companies. It invests in companies that have solutions or products for areas such as behavioral care, healthcare data, opioid use disorder solutions, the use of artificial intelligence for monitoring neurological conditions, and more. Its first venture fund in 2017 raised $250 million and was invested into the healthcare industry.

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Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
TruePill

U.S-based company providing pharmacy product deliveries.

Buoy Health is an AI symptom checker and health technology company founded by Nathanael Ren, Adam Lathram, Andrew Le, and Eddie Reyes in 2014.

A company in New York that focuses on providing connectivity between customers and global laboratories for personal health testing.

RubiconMD is a New York-based company founded by Julien L. Pham, Gil Addo, Carlos Reines and Gilbert Addo.

IDx is a leading AI diagnostics company on a mission to transform the quality, accessibility, and affordability of healthcare world-wide.

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People

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LinkedIn

Kaylyn Alderson

Principal

Larry C. Renfro

Managing Partner

Vijay Barathan

Senior Principal

Further reading

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Author
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Date

Through new Optum Ventures unit, UnitedHealth Group will invest $250M in digital health startups

Susan Morse

Web

November 29, 2017

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Date
Link

DHIS Q&A: A.G. Breitenstein, Partner / Optum Ventures

November 27, 2018

Companies

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CEO
Location
Products/Services

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Heather Landi
June 23, 2020
FierceHealthcare
An emergency medicine physician launched DispatchHealth in 2013 to combine mobile technology with an old-school service: the house call. The startup's CEO believes acute care provided in patients' homes is better than going to the hospital. Here's why.
Sara Gilgore
June 23, 2020
AmericanInno
This raise brings the 4-year-old company's total funding to more than $105 million.
FinSMEs
May 21, 2020
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