Healthcare start-ups are growing in large numbers from past few years, inclusion of technology into the health care has changed the domain and made it more accessible for the common people, Maven is one such start-up which connects doctors and patients through app.
Kate Ryder was working as a VC at Index Ventures in London when she came up with the idea for a digital healthcare app for women when Ryder noticed that all of her friends were starting to get pregnant and were receiving a lot of misinformation or having trouble finding the right doctor.
Maven an innovative start-up
Kate Ryder soon quit her VC job and went to work on building a telehealth platform for women, she started Maven in 2014 , It is a women’s health app that connects you with doctors via video chat, allowing you to ask questions, get advice, and receive prescriptions.
How Maven works?
It works similar to any other Telemedicine app where Users can connect with doctors, nurse practitioners, and mental health experts through the app. Maven work with other APIs to pull in vital data and that there will be more services added to support women of every stage of life in the future. The price point is also a bit lower than other telemedicine platforms. Doctor on Demand is $40 per virtual visit. HealthTap pricing runs from $44 a visit to $99 per month on the platform. Ryder includes nurse practitioners and physical therapists and says the appointment price can go as low as $18 per visit.
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Maven’s main focus is on healthcare topics for women of childbearing age. This includes trouble conceiving, pregnancy and postpartum issues such as lactation, pelvic rehabilitation and depression. Maven has received $6.67 million from Female Founders Fund, Grand Central Tech, BoxGroup, and others. It is targeting the telemedicine industry which is already a $23 billion market and is projected to grow more than 18 percent in the next five years. Maven is working on Improving access and affordability to great care requires using all providers to their fullest capacity.