Delfina launches pregnancy care platform to address maternal health crisis
SAN FRANCISCO, March 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Despite advances in care, the United States continues to have the highest maternal mortality rate among developed countries. Data-Driven Pregnancy Care Platform Delfina believes they will change that by bringing their transformative data platform to millions of pregnant patients across the country and eventually the world. Today Delfina announced a $5 million elevate, led by History companiesto support the launch of a clinical pilot at A&A Women’s Health.
“Data on pregnancy care is particularly fragmented, which has led to its limited use in recent decades,” said Dr. Senan Ebrahim, Founder and CEO of Delfina. “Through my MD-PhD work in neuroscience creating predictive models, I have seen how using data in new ways can improve patient care. Our approach to unifying and proactively analyzing data on pregnancy will allow us to make real progress in improving health outcomes for mothers and babies.” Alongside Dr. Ebrahim, Delfina’s leadership team includes Google’s former engineering chief Ali Ebrahim as CTO and long-time health technology leader Priyanka Vaidya as product manager.
“Delfina’s data platform stands out by rigorously predicting pregnancy risks while focusing on the patient experience,” said Story Ventures Partner Jacob Yormak. “This approach uniquely positions Delfina to reduce healthcare costs while delivering better outcomes. We are excited to join Delfina in building the future of pregnancy care.”
Delfina Care monitors health data, predicts pregnancy risks and supports the delivery of personalized care. This approach has been enthusiastically received by experienced OBGYN providers like Dr. Norman Lamberty, CEO of A&A Women’s Health, which implements Delfina Care. He said, “We are thrilled to partner with Delfina and use their innovative technology to take the best possible care of our pregnant patients. With Delfina Care, we can better understand the risk profiles of our patients and more efficiently achieve better outcomes for all. “
In addition to Story Ventures, venture capital funds including SemperVirens VC, Bread & Butter Ventures, Goodwater Capital, MIT E14 Fund, Metrodora VC, SpringTime Ventures and others participated in Delfina’s capital raise, alongside angel investors, including the former CEO of Reddit Ellen Pao and former VR Facebook manager Hugo Barra.
“Delfina’s approach has enormous potential to democratize access to better health care and better outcomes for mothers and babies by moving care from 100% addiction to manual examination at the ‘data mining and scalable technology’,” said Mary Grove, managing partner at Bread & Butter Ventures. “Senan, Priyanka and Ali are the team to do this and couldn’t be better placed to build this from Minnesota and Silicon Valley. We look forward to supporting them and the families they will serve for years to come.”
Delfina is a company that creates a patient-centric, data-driven approach to pregnancy care. The Delfina Care platform uses proprietary predictive models to help care teams proactively identify pregnancy risks and intervene to improve maternal and child health outcomes. Delfina’s software monitors patient health data, coordinates with their providers, and recommends a care plan based on anticipated risks, personalizing care for all birthers and their families.
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