Sprinter Health raises $33 million
Sprinter Health, an on-demand mobile health company that sends full-time nurses and phlebotomists, aka “Sprinters,” into the home for convenient and affordable lab draws, vitals checks, and COVID-19 testing, announced $33 million in Series A funding led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from General Catalyst, Accel, Google Ventures, CEO and co-founder of DoorDash Tony Xu, and others.
Founded in 2021 and led by Max Cohen and Cameron Behar, Sprinter Health serves different demographics – from the pediatric side to seniors in assisted living facilities. In addition to serving patients directly, the startup has partnered with specialty labs and physician practices to increase adherence to necessary testing without inconvenience of travel or missing work. Sprinters follow the Sprinter Checklist, which is customized on behalf of each patient or partner so that the appropriate care can be delivered.
“People put off healthcare for all sorts of reasons – they think they’re healthy, they can’t find time within their busy schedules, they’re uncertain about the cost, or they may even be afraid to find out that something might be wrong. We’ve built a system that makes getting your blood drawn, vitals checked, or a COVID-19 test as efficient, modern and pleasant as it possibly could be, reducing barriers to people getting necessary care.” – Max Cohen, CEO and co-founder of Sprinter Health.
“Every healthcare company has been forced to contemplate its strategy for delivering services in the home, to extend their patient journeys from solely facility-based or virtual-based encounters into continuous relationships that meet patients where they are. The world-class team at Sprinter Health has created the infrastructure to democratize access to clinical services in the home that enable just that. We are excited to be backing Max and Cameron as they instrument the last-mile of on-demand care delivery.” – Julie Yoo, general partner at a16z.
Sprinter Health is currently operating in the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento in California. The service will be launched in Los Angeles and San Diego by the end of 2021, with plans to expand in both Texas and Florida among other states in 2022.