Mind the (care) gap: LGBTQ+ digital health solutions

Did you know that more LGBTQ+ adults delayed or avoided medical care (53%) during the pandemic compared to non-LGBTQ+-identifying adults (41%)? While digital health alone can’t solve this care gap, it can help support more inclusive healthcare experiences. We’re excited to see the LGBTQ+ digital health market emerge—2020 saw the first venture funding ($9.6M) invested in startups specializing in LGBTQ+ health, and H1 2021 has followed with $39M. As we close out Pride Month, check out our latest piece to learn more about the approaches digital health companies are employing to develop products and services for LGBTQ+ individuals, and what market opportunities we’d like to see up-and-comers tackle.


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Recent Funding

  • AI-powered heart imaging tech Cleerly launches with $43M
  • NexHealth raises $31M to build out operating system for doctors’ and dentists’ offices
  • Paceline, an app-based fitness platform, secures $29.5M
  • Bicycle Health lands $27M for virtual, evidence-based opioid use disorder treatment
  • Pager, a virtual communication platform for care teams, nabs $20M
  • In-home and virtual solutions provider for chronic conditions Spiras Health closes $14M
  • xCures, which uses precision models to match cancer patients to treatment plans, gets $12.7M
  • DrChrono, a mobile-friendly EHR and practice management platform, raises $12M
  • Figur8, a wearable-based approach to assessing MSK conditions, adds $12M
  • Digital respiratory care platform NuvoAir announces $12M
  • Tripp, a VR meditation experience, grabs $11M
  • Ride Health, a transportation benefits manager for healthcare appointments, raises $10M
  • Labviva, a SaaS application for healthcare procurement, adds $8M
  • AI-powered clinical research software BEKHealth grabs $4M
  • Naborforce, a platform that connects seniors to on-demand support, gets $2M