ImpactAlpha, August 18 — Former journalist Kate Ryder launched Maven in 2014 to bridge a gap in women’s health care.
“Our plan is to be front and center in shaping the new equilibrium between digital and in-person care, and to make starting and raising a family better for all,” Ryder wrote of the Series D raise, which set the New York-based company’s valuation at more than $1 billion.
Maven offers a network of health practitioners in 350 subspecialties of women’s and family health and care advocates to advise on fertility, adoption, pregnancy, postpartum and other parenting issues.
The company created Maven Foundation to partner with nonprofit organizations to offer free in-person and virtual care for women and families in New York City.
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Investors in Maven include billionaire and talk show host Oprah Winfrey. The Series D round was co-led by Dragoneer Investment Group and Lux Capital with participation by BOND, Sequoia Capital, Oak HC/FT and Icon Ventures.