Even Healthcare, an India-based healthcare startup, said Friday it has raised additional funding of $15 million to expand personalised and preventive care in India.

In a statement, the firm said the new capital comes from new investors Alpha Wave and Aspada (Lightrock) which now join existing investors Khosla Ventures, Founders Fund, Lachy Groom, Palo Alto Networks Chief Executive Officer Nikesh Arora, CRED Chief Executive Officer Kunal Shah, and DST Global partner Tom Stafford.

The firm previously raised $5 million in its seed round.

Even was founded by Mayank Banerjee, Matilde Giglio, Alessandro Ialongo to simplify healthcare in India which poses unique challenges such as lower penetration of health insurance and fee-for-service care that puts a disproportionate financial burden on people.

The firm wants to bring back focus on patient care and build a trustworthy healthcare delivery model where a successful health outcome is also a profitable one.

Its clinical team studies members’ unique health profile and lifestyle to develop personalised managed care programs. These programs target and manage risks early, before they become critical illnesses and require hospitalisation.

Each member gets a personal care team with doctors, specialists, and care managers on board 24×7 to recommend the best course of action whether it’s a specific disease (diabetes and PCOS), an elective health goal (quitting smoking, alcohol etc) or an emergency.

At an individual level, members have free, unlimited access to experienced doctors and testing, so they don’t have to worry about paying out of pocket.

“Upon onboarding and throughout a member’s journey, our doctors collect and study important information about members’ health and suggest ways to mitigate risks,” said Matilde Giglio, Co-Founder of Even.

According to him, comorbidities like diabetes, high cholesterol, high BP, obesity are quite common in India, and are often uncontrolled due to reluctance in visiting a doctor and not getting health checks unless there are symptoms.

“Just to set more context about how important this is, 50 percent of users found out for the first time that they had diabetes during our onboarding health check-up,” he said.

At a broader level, Even builds primary care programs using globally-vetted protocols to improve clinical outcomes. This helps Even reduce outpatient department (OPD) costs and inpatient department (IPD) costs. Insurers are then more willing to cover a cohort whose health is meaningfully managed.

Because the end goal is to successfully improve clinical outcomes, members never have to worry about being undertreated. And since members are not paying out of pocket for each service, there is no incentive to overtreat/overcharge patients.

“For us, Even is about giving members access to complete healthcare and building trust like a family doctor. Right from preventive care to diagnostics to hospitalisation, our members will be assured of our support throughout their healthcare journey,

“We continue to stay committed to making managed care a reality in India and the support from our investors will help us improve our reach within the country,” said Matilde Giglio, Co-Founder of Even.

According to the statement, Even is ambitious about creating a blueprint for healthcare in India, where healthcare providers can achieve the best outcomes at the lowest cost without ever compromising quality of care.

“We are delighted to see the traction that the Even team has demonstrated since their launch in 2020. Even is a revolutionary model that integrates care delivery and financing, ensuring that members make the best health decisions for themselves with the support of high-quality doctors incentivized to deliver patient outcomes,

“We are very excited to partner with Even as they continue their journey of encouraging Indians to adopt healthy behaviours”, said Tejasvi Ravi, Healthcare lead at Lightrock India.

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