Dealflow | August 17, 2021

Clinify Health and HUED raise funding to improve access to health providers for underserved communities

Roodgally Senatus
ImpactAlpha Editor

Roodgally Senatus

ImpactAlpha, August 17 — Chicago-based Clinify is aiming to improve healthcare access and outcomes for families by combining financial and clinical data with insights on the social determinants of health.

The Black-led startup raised $3.1 million in a round backed by Seae Ventures, Better Ventures, Acumen America, Impact Engine and the California Health Care Foundation.

Clinify partners with 35 clinics in Chicago; the company is looking to expand to California, Tennessee and Minnesota.

Health equity

Black woman-led HUED matches Black and Latinx patients with similar providers for culturally sensitive health care.

The Washington, D.C.-based company scored $1.6 million from Serena Williams’ Serena Ventures, Osage Ventures, Black Founders Matter, Halle Tecco, Gingerbread Capital and Northwestern Mutual (see, “Northwestern Mutual backs Black fund managers with a $100 million impact fund”).