In 2019, we added Brave Care, a Portland based modern pediatric care clinic to our portfolio. It’s been almost 2 years now and we proudly announce that Brave Care has raised $10M in Series A funding round led by City Light, a venture capital that invests in companies having direct impact on the society in the areas of education, environment and safety & care.
Other participating investors included AV8 Ventures, Interplay Ventures, Learn Capital, Gaingels, Greycroft, Eudemian Ventures along with existing investors like Founders’ Co-op, Refactor Capital, Fifty Years and Indicator Ventures. According to Crunchbase, the total funding amount of Brave Care has now summed up to $17.9M after this Series A.
Brave Care started providing excellent urgent care to children at Northeast Portland clinic and later opened another one at Sellwood. However, that’s not all. Last year, COVID-19 had a great impact on everything and Brave Care reacted positively against that impact by developing new digital tools making it easier for families to get child care service. Virtual care for kids was launched in 11 states to connect families with care providers from their homes. Online Symptom checker tools were introduced for COVID-19 and Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C).
Brave Care has also started Primary Care service for busy families to offer preventive healthcare services for children including wellness visits, monitoring growth, vaccinations etc.
Brave Care clinics are open from 10 am to 10 pm (365 days) however, you may get in touch with staff 24/7 by phone or mobile apps.
“Now I’m very excited to kick off our national expansion in pursuit of our goal to be the national partner for parents and their child’s health. Our mission is to help every child reach their potential, and good health is at the foundation of them being able to do that. We’re not building concierge medicine for affluent families… we’re delivering the same high quality, personal touch and access to any family because a child deserves the best care regardless of their parent’s financial resources.” said Darius Monsef, Founder, Brave Care in company’s official blog announcement.
“This year we’re expanding our Portland, OR home market with a 3rd clinic out in Beaverton near the Nike headquarters, opening multiple clinics in Austin, TX and opening into North Carolina as well. We have several next markets on our short list of family friendly, growing and in need of Brave Cares that we will expand into next year. We’ll soon get to a dozen clinics and continue on to hundreds of clinics because getting sick or injured is actually a healthy part of a child’s development… we just want to make sure they come away with their confidence to continue becoming their best selves.“, he added, “This investment secures the next phase of our growth, but we’re also exploring other non-dilutive forms of funding that will allow us to drastically ratchet up our expansion as we acquire existing pediatric practices and plug in the Brave Care infrastructure… immediately creating a more robust service offering while being more profitable & efficient.“
Please read full story at Brave Care Blog.