What You Should Know:
- Laguna Healtha NYC-based AI-powered contextual care management platform raises $15M Series A funding co-led by SemperVirens and HC9 Ventures. The initial close brings Laguna’s total raise to date to over $21M.
- The company will use the funding to deepen its AI capabilities in the care management context and expand its go-to market.
Contextual Care Management, Powered by AI
35 million Americans are hospitalized annually, with at least two-thirds discharged to self-care at home. To recover, these patients typically receive paper instructions and minimal ongoing clinical oversight. Even if a recovering patient is assigned a care manager, the patient’s medical records rarely reflect their own life context, their caregiver’s life context, or the emotional drivers that may hinder their recovery journey. Yoni Shtein and Yael Adam created Laguna Health after personal experiences with post-hospitalization challenges — Yoni after navigating the complexities of losing a loved one, and Yael after multiple surgeries as an athlete.
Laguna’s AI engine integrates medical care plans with social, emotional, and cultural factors to help care managers better support patients’ recovery and ongoing care. For a mother with family and career obligations, Laguna’s NLP will identify her anxiety over her recovery and competing life priorities, and offer digital and human interventions, such as personalized content in the app and virtual support with a care manager.
“We are thrilled to partner with SemperVirens and HC9 Ventures to further the growth of Laguna Health. Their leadership, experience and relationships will help drive accelerated employer and health plan adoption – giving Laguna the potential to make a difference in millions of members’ lives,” said Yoni Shtein, CEO and Co-Founder, Laguna Health