Co-CEOs Simon Lorenz and Simon Bolz co-founded Klara, to provide an end to end patient engagement platform that enables medical organizations to provide patients with an outstanding experience through intuitive communication, streamlined workflows, and virtual visits
FREMONT, CA: New York-based digital health firm, Klara, secured USD 15 million in a venture fund round co-led by Gradient Ventures and Frist Cressey Ventures with participation from existing backers FirstMark Capital, Lerer Hippeau, Project A, and Stage 2 Capital. As part of the investment round Darian Shirazi, General Partner at Gradient Ventures, and Navid Farzad, Partner at Frist Cressey Ventures, will join Klara's Board of Directors. The company's proceeds from the investment round will be used to grow its team, further enhance its core product, and build out AI-driven automation, including fully integrated patient intake, payments, and more. Klara will also continue to grow its capabilities to enable multiple healthcare organizations such as practices, pharmacies, and labs to communicate with patients in one place jointly.
"As the world embraces remote interactions and work, physicians and medical practices are increasingly adopting new forms of digital communications with patients. The team at Klara has built an incredible product that delights doctors, patients, and operators within practices worldwide," said Darian Shirazi, a general partner at Gradient Ventures.
Co-CEOs Simon Lorenz and Simon Bolz co-founded Klara, to provide an end to end patient engagement platform that enables medical organizations to provide patients with an outstanding experience through intuitive communication, streamlined workflows, and virtual visits.
"While the telemedicine market expands more rapidly than ever before, we're excited to partner with Klara as they develop automated and intelligent solutions for the next generation of healthcare," Shirazi said.
By integrating with a customer's EHR and PM system, Klara intelligently automates many routine workflows across the patient journey, including scheduling, pre-visit instructions, reminders, intake, no-show engagement, follow-up, and more. The platform is built specifically to support both in-person and virtual patient journeys.
"Focusing on communication first has given us a strong foundation to add other rich experiences such as electronic forms, scheduling, and reminders. Now, our automation of many routine workflows is fundamentally changing how healthcare organizations operate," Bolz said.