Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a common health issue faced by women worldwide. In the US, it is estimated that 10 percent of women have this syndrome. The fragmented healthcare system and ineffective point-solution-driven model makes it challenging for women to get the right treatment and it will have a negative effect on them.
San Francisco-based women-led Tia is a women’s health advisor app that works with the mission to let every person achieve optimal health through science-backed information and access high-quality care. Recently, the modern medical home for women secured $100 million in Series B funding.
The investment was led by Lone Pine Capital. Other investors included Threshold, Define Ventures, Torch Capital, ACME, Compound, Combine, The Helm, Human Ventures, Seae Ventures and Gingerbread Capital.
Notably, it is one of the largest Series B investments ever pumped into a women-centric healthcare company. Also, it brings the overall funding raised by Tia to $132 million to date.
Tia will use the funds to scale its “whole-woman, whole-life” model to more than 100,000 women by 2023. Also, it will help Tia grow its virtual and in-person operations in existing and new markets in addition to expanding its service lines to care for women throughout their entire lives starting from puberty to menopause. It signals that Tia’s anti-fragmentation approach helps to shift women’s health to the mass market.
New paradigm for women’s healthcare
Established by Carolyn Witte and Felicity Yost in 2017, Tia is trailblazing a new paradigm for women’s healthcare. Its “Whole Woman, Whole Life” care model fuses gynaecology, primary care, mental health and evidence-based wellness services to treat women comprehensively.
Tia is changing the paradigm in women’s healthcare by achieving complete care both virtually and in-person, attending women across their whole lives and not just during a single reproductive stage or condition. With its coordinated, seamless and integrated experience, Tia gives women a one-stop-shop for all their healthcare needs.
Since its debut, the healthcare startup has grown to assist thousands of women aged 18-80 in Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix and soon San Francisco.