Travel and Health Insurance on ‘2019 Roadmap’

Meet Sickweather :

Think: an illness data platform founded in 2011 by Graham DodgeJames Sajor, Michael Belt. The company’s value proposition is built on the premise that people turn to social media when they are sick, and Sickweather can scan social networks for indicators of illness, that will, in turn, allow people “to check for the chance of sickness as easily as [they] can check for the chance of rain.”

Read in the context of this:

And this:

Let’s move on. Now, “the world’s first real-time map of sickness and the largest crowdsourcing community of its kind” is seeking an investment to the tune of $1M. So far, it has raised $74,824 at a pre-money valuation of $3.75M.

Three things to note. One. The company developed a patent-pending process for tracking and forecasting the spread of illness by analyzing the earliest signals available through social media and crowdsourcing. Two. It previously secured $1.49M from 6 rounds of seed and debt financing from several investors including 500 Startups, Techstars and FG Angels. Three. It lists CVS Pharmacy, Clorox and The Weather Company as clients. Download the company’s deck here.

Bottom Line: the company views travel and health insurance as an opportunity for 2019 .