Doc Halo Raises $11 Million to Transform Real-Time Clinical Communication

Series A funding led by Bain Capital Ventures

Doc Halo, a StartupCincy success story and a pioneer in real-time clinical communication, announced today that it has raised $11 million in Series A funding, led by Bain Capital Ventures with additional investment from Refinery Ventures.

This is the first time Doc Halo has partnered with outside investors in its seven-year history.

“What Jose built at Doc Halo is impressive and really shows off the power of our syndicate fund network ($57 million across 15 funds so far with a few left),” said Sarah Anderson. “We’ve been working with Jose for a couple years and when he was ready, we introduced him to one of our portfolio funds (Sigma Prime), who then introduced him to Bain. Bain was so impressed they wanted to lead the round.”

Doc Halo says the funds will allow the company to accelerate growth and expand functionality of its award-wining* healthcare communication technology.

“Advances in real-time clinical communication are already demonstrating a tremendous impact on healthcare by reducing medical errors, increasing care efficiency and improving patient outcomes,” says Jose Barreau, MD, CEO and co-founder of Doc Halo. “A strong partnership with Bain Capital Ventures, a leading healthcare and technology investor, will enable us to continue to drive the industry forward.”

Doc Halo’s platform works to change the way large health systems communicate and coordinate care by providing secure, HIPAA-compliant technology for physicians, nurses and staff. In addition to secure texting and VoIP calling, the platform also includes a full suite of tools to manage clinical workflow, such as schedule management, pager replacement, and critical lab integration.

“Health systems have complex communication and care coordination requirements. Jose and team have created a tailor-made platform built by clinicians – making it easy to adopt within the clinical environment,” said Mike Krupka, managing director of Bain Capital Ventures. “We’re very impressed with the business and customer traction Doc Halo has established over the last seven years with limited capital. The early adoption by large clients speaks to the tremendous market opportunity as Doc Halo replaces antiquated systems with smart communication and care coordination technology. We expect this will grow into a multi-billion dollar market opportunity over the next 10 years.”

Bain Capital Ventures has a long history of success in healthcare technology and services. Active portfolio companies include ABILITY Network (healthcare applications and data analytics), Apixio (healthcare data science), Quanterix (high-definition diagnostics), Remedy Partners (bundled payment SaaS and services), and Sansoro Health (data integration). Prior exits include Accelecare (Healogics); Boston Heart Diagnostics (Eurofins); Enclarity (LexisNexis); Humedica (UnitedHealth); Liazon (Towers Watson); Liberty Dialysis (Fresenius); MedeAnalytics (Thoma Bravo); MedHOK (Hearst); MinuteClinic (CVS); and National Cardiovascular Partners (Fresenius).

About Bain Capital Ventures

Bain Capital Ventures partners with disruptive B2B founders to accelerate their ideas to market. The firm invests from seed to growth in enterprise software, infrastructure software and industries being transformed by data. BCV has helped launch and commercialize 200-plus companies since 1984, including investments in DocuSign, Kiva Systems, LinkedIn, Rapid7, SurveyMonkey, Taleo and TellApart. BCV has approximately $3.7 billion of assets under management with offices in San Francisco, New York and Boston. Follow BCV via LinkedIn or Twitter.

About Doc Halo

Doc Halo’s clinical communication platform is transforming patient care by streamlining real-time communication and coordinating care among physicians, nurses and staff. The mobile app and online console provide secure, HIPAA-compliant texting for the safe transmission of protected patient information. Robust care coordination tools—including the Halo Pronto on-call management system—integrate with all hospital systems to allow instant access to system-wide schedules, critical and clinical teams, EHRs, call center messages, labs and directories. Exclusively designed for healthcare, the Doc Halo clinical communication platform is used by several of the most prestigious organizations in the country.

*Doc Halo recently earned a coveted KLAS Category Leader designation in the 2017 Best in KLAS: Software & Services report, ranking No. 1 among competitors in its category. With large health system clients that include University of Maryland Medical System, Trinity Health, Covenant Health, Hospital Sisters Health System and Asante, Doc Halo leads the industry in enterprise-wide implementations that connect the acute and ambulatory care environments.

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