The elevate introduced in a slew of recent buyers hailing from BlackRock, the Chernin Group, Foresite Capital, Greenspring Associates, Lux Capital, Morningside Ventures and Portfolia. It additionally noticed continued help from prior backers Goodwater Capital, Highland Capital Companions and Subsequent Coast Ventures.
WHAT IT DOES
The startup’s on-line shopper storefront presents dwelling lab assessments spanning the vary of normal wellness, vitamin, coronary heart well being, blood sugar, sexual well being and – as of 2020 – COVID-19.
After ordering the take a look at on-line and paying up entrance, customers obtain a pattern assortment equipment via the mail that they ship again to the corporate. Inside a number of days, they’ll entry a breakdown of their outcomes via a digital platform and for sure circumstances could also be related to digital session companies.
Everlywell additionally sells testing packages to enterprise clients similar to employers or well being plans.
In right this moment’s announcement, Everlywell mentioned that it is delivered assessments to a couple of million customers since launching in 2016. The corporate additionally sells testing packages to enterprise clients similar to employers, universities and well being plans, and mentioned that it has closed over 100 such offers this yr alone. In complete, the testing firm anticipates that its gross sales will triple in 2020.
“The pandemic has make clear the challenges of lab testing for People, from unknown prices to confusion and inconvenience. We’ve been empowering individuals with a brand new method to get examined for 5 years and can proceed to prepared the ground in a quickly increasing house,” Julia Cheek, founder and CEO of Everlywell, mentioned in a press release.
“We imagine lab testing can be speedy, easy, and paired with digital care within the close to future. This partnership with further world-class buyers permits us to construct a transformative, multi-generational digital well being firm that places individuals first – the place they belong.”
WHAT IT’S FOR
Along with increasing its share of the at-home testing market, Everlywell mentioned within the announcement that it desires to flesh out its digital care choices, scale up its testing capabilities and infrastructure, and use its testing system to help medical analysis.
The house well being testing house has seen rising curiosity this yr, largely pushed by COVID-19 testing and the broader shift away from onsite companies. After a little bit of a rocky begin on the regulatory entrance, Everlywell, LabCorp and others obtained Emergency Use Authorizations for varied approaches to at-home pattern assortment for COVID-19 testing. The newest growth on this house was Lucira‘s molecular testing equipment that handles each pattern assortment and processing within the dwelling. To not be misplaced within the shuffle is numerous consumer-facing telehealth manufacturers, like Hims & Hers or Vault Well being, that additionally started providing home-testing companies throughout 2020.
Alongside right this moment’s spherical, and a $25 million elevate additionally closed by Everlywell in February, the previous few months seen a serious elevate from competing startup LetsGetChecked and an acquisition by smartphone-urinalysis startup wholesome.io. Wanting again a bit additional into 2019 reveals much more investor funds for digitally-enabled home-testing startups, Scanwell Well being, Thriva and, once more, wholesome.io.