Healthtech startup Gento scores $5M Series A funding to provide on-demand staffing and care delivery management to home health agencies
Gento (formerly Nursing Without Walls), a Los Angeles-based that provides on-demand staffing and care delivery management to home health agencies and skilled nursing facilities through their platform and mobile app, today announced it has raised $5 million in Series A funding to expand nationwide and to improve care-delivery through their technology. The round, which was led by Jeff Anderson at Palisades Growth Capital, brings the company total funding raise to date to over $7 million.
Founded in 2016 by Victor Gajendran and Sanjay Anand, Gento is transforming the way in-home and facilities-based healthcare is delivered by directly connecting providers, clinicians, and patients through its mobile app. Victor Gajendran is a large-scale healthcare technology entrepreneur on his second successful venture. Before founding Gento, he was Vice President of Tech at Ticketmaster, and HIPAA certified Sr. Director of Tech at Zynx Health. With graduate studies in data analytics and artificial intelligence, Victor is particularly interested in applying principles of machine learning to improving healthcare outcomes. Previously, he ran his own company for five years and focused on entrepreneurship during his MBA to cap off years of technology leadership and an MS in Computer Engineering.
“Gento means ‘family’ in Esperanto,” says J. Matthew Nespoli, VP of Operations and a Physical Therapist with over 20 years of industry experience, “a language that was designed to be easy and flexible in order to foster connection and universal understanding. Gento aspires to be just that for our users and patients, to include nurses, therapists, and aides.” With expansion already underway in multiple states across the country, Gento is poised to be the breakthrough leader in this industry.
By having their sole focus on delivering the best possible care to patients in their homes and facilities, Gento’s technology takes care of everything else. Gento’s service is currently available in California, Florida, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, New York and Texas, and poised to launch nationwide soon. With over 75,000 successful visits and counting, Gento’s simple and innovative technology streamlines the home healthcare process in order to provide the best possible care for patients.
“Gento has been consistently growing,” says Palisades Growth Capital’s Jeff Anderson. “I attribute this success to their user-friendly technology platform, meticulous attention to operations, and passion for their customer’s success. In a vastly changing regulatory landscape, Gento is providing highly cost-effective solutions to the growing in-home healthcare market.”
“Recent payment reforms require that home health agencies and skilled nursing facilities operate with the highest level of efficiency,” says Co-founder and CEO Victor Gajendran. “Gento’s tech-empowered staffing and care delivery management solution is a win-win for the home health agencies, skilled nursing facilities, clinicians and especially the patients.”