Human API raises over $20M in Series C funding to give consumers the easiest way to connect and share health data with companies they trust
Human API, a Silicon Valley-based health tech startup announced today that it has raised over $20 million in Series C funding to accelerate innovation by giving consumers a cutting-edge means of sharing health data with the enterprises and researchers putting it to good use. The round was backed by Samsung Ventures, CNO Financial Group, Allianz Life Ventures, and Moneta VC, as well as from existing investors BlueRun Ventures, SCOR Life and Health Ventures, and Guardian Life Insurance Company.
Founded in 2013 by Andrei Pop and Ola Wiberg, Human API is a real-time health data network that gives consumers a simple way to view and share their health data from everywhere – regardless of how or where that data was collected, processed, or stored. The company provides a single, secure connection to data from 90% of US hospitals, electronic medical records, pharmacies, and labs, along with 300+ wearable devices and wellness apps. Consumers are in full control of what companies they share their health data with, and companies have one easy way to access fragmented health data sources.
The fresh funding round will position Human API to build on its significant momentum in industries including insurance, pharma, and digital health, and to advance its mission to make true consumer-controlled health data liquidity a reality across a spectrum of markets.
“With this new capital we’re evolving Human API into a digital transformation platform unifying more data from more sources,” said Andrei Pop, Founder and CEO of Human API. “We’re speeding up growth in the insurance, clinical trials, and health plans markets, as well as new use cases like COVID-19 screening.”
The capital will be used to scale new products and services that enable new product design, granular risk stratification, optimize clinical trial recruitment, support population health management, automate patient monitoring, and digitize chronic disease management. To drive forward this period of growth, Human API has brought on Richard Dufty as Chief Commercial Officer. Having spearheaded AppDirect’s growth from early-stage startup to Unicorn status in just 4 years, and having led Symantec’s $1B US Consumer and Cloud business, Dufty brings extensive experience launching and growing software ecosystems.
Human API’s platform gives consumers a streamlined means of accessing and sharing their health records, opening up ways of transacting with enterprises through an intuitive experience likened to that of PayPal. Designed to give every consumer free, simple, and full control of all their health data, the platform connects, manages, and shares data from electronic health records, pharmacies, labs, wearables, and fitness apps.
Though consumers today generate vast amounts of health data, data remains unstructured and fragmented, keeping it out of reach for those innovating in the industry. For consumers, dispersed data prevents them from taking control of their health. For businesses, complex data prevents them from fully realizing their value. In making health data an easily accessible and normalized asset, this data becomes actionable for both patients and trusted innovators, providing immediate value to consumers and enterprises alike.
Andrei Pop explains the possibilities: “On our platform, you can easily and instantly give a digital health provider the consent and data they need to deliver you personalized care. Or, through a couple of easy steps, you could immediately enlist as part of a pharma company’s new clinical trial. Or, even, if you’re in need of life insurance, but COVID-19 prevents an in-person assessment, you can instantly send what’s required via our platform, completing the underwriting process in 24 hours.”