Digital Health Start-Up HUED Raises $1.6M In Seed Funding
The Black founded start-up with a mission to make culturally competent healthcare accessible for minority communities has announced that it raised $1.6 million in seed funding led by the Female Founders Fund with participation from Serena William’s venture firm.
Founded in 2018, HUED’s database now features over 600 healthcare providers tailored specifically towards communities of color and has developed a digital training curriculum for healthcare systems and stakeholders.
The curriculum provides tools to dismantle structural and policy barriers that prevent these communities from accessing the care they need.
Other round participants include but are not limited to Serena Ventures, Osage Venture Partners, Northwestern Mutual, Black Founders Matter, Gingerbread Capital, and angel investor and health industry leader Halle Tecco.
Through this funding round, HUED says it will now train over 5K healthcare workers nationwide. It aims to change the lives of 500,000 Black and Latino patients by 2025.
Its founder and CEO, Kimberly Wilson, said: “Embarking on such a bold mission to reimagine the healthcare system for communities of color is no easy feat.
“It’s incredible to have received the support of incredible investors, such as Female Founders Fund, to further our mission to empower and train healthcare workers on anti-racist practices, implicit bias, and providing culturally sensitive care for Black and Latinx populations.”