We’re excited to announce that we’ve raised $3.1 million in seed funding to advance our mission of elevating the standard of care for growing families in the US and improving maternal health outcomes.
We’ll use these funds to expand our pregnancy and support services including lactation support, physical therapy, mental health services, nutrition counseling, and doula care, while continuing to build relationships with insurance providers who will cover these critical services.
Our founders, Meghan Doyle, CEO, and Matt Rogers, Head of Operations, started Partum in 2021 after witnessing the huge chasm between the care families need and what they receive during their own families’ pregnancy and postpartum experiences.
As consultants in the healthcare industry, Meghan and Matt saw firsthand what research told them: each year thousands of women face traumatic pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum experiences that are largely preventable. Two factors that significantly contribute to the nation’s current maternal health crisis include the relative undersupply of maternity care providers (obstetrician-gynecologists and midwives) and a lack of comprehensive postpartum support. We help address these gaps by partnering with OBs and midwives and providing patients with complementary care from a team of perinatal experts.
“We started Partum Health in 2021 to create a new standard of care for families in the U.S.,” said Doyle. “The data on maternal health outcomes in the U.S. is clear - our system is not meeting the needs of birthing people or their families, despite significant expense and strain on OBs and midwives. It’s time that families have the support of a team of experts to prevent and address the incredibly common complications that emerge from fertility through postpartum.”
The health tech startup complements the support families receive from their obstetricians or midwives by providing care that prevents and addresses the most common complications of pregnancy, including perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, pelvic floor dysfunction and avoidable C-sections. A comprehensive set of physical and mental health services is tailored to the needs of each family in order to achieve better health and mental health outcomes both during the pregnancy and postpartum periods. The company works with major health plans to ensure that many of its services are covered and furthermore, offers care and patient education digitally and in person.
“We are building a model for the future that combines the convenience of mobile apps, chat and on-demand care with hands-on support so that families can receive the care they need in a way that works best for them. Since this journey can be intense emotionally and physically, we want to ensure families feel as confident as possible,” said Rogers.
“The Partum Health team is bringing accessible, evidence-based care to millions of families across the country,” said Kerry Rupp, General Partner of True Wealth Ventures, the round’s lead venture capital firm. “We are proud to partner with the Partum Health team as they redefine what maternal care looks like in the U.S. and shine a light on a market opportunity that has been historically overlooked and underfunded.”
MAGIC Fund, The Fund Midwest, Tawani Ventures, Bridge Ventures, Pioneer Healthcare Partners, and several individual investors from leading healthcare startups also participated in the latest funding round.
Partum currently offers in-person and virtual services in the Chicagoland area and will be expanding throughout Illinois and Texas later this year.