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Digital healthcare startup Amino launches its doctor-finding platform after $19.4M in funding
Silicon Valley Business Journal

Digital healthcare startup Amino launched its platform Tuesday and revealed it raised $19.4 million in pre-launch funding to help consumers locate a doctor or specialist. Accel, Charles River Ventures (CRV) and Rock Health participated in the fund along with more than a dozen individual investors. Brian O’Malley of Accel Partners and Rafael Corrales of CRV will join the company’s board of directors as part of the investment.

CEO David Vivero previously founded RentJuice, a company that moved the apartment rental experience online and was acquired by Zillow for $40 million in 2012. Vivero co-founded the San Francisco-based Amino after his own medical scare and subsequent denial of health insurance.

“That was awful and I did find health insurance eventually,” Vivero told TechCrunch. “I had to change my doctor. And every step of the way I felt, for someone who was relatively experienced in using all sorts of tools to feel good about the decisions I was making, I was shocked at the state of the art in being a healthcare consumer on my own.”

Amino built a vast database that includes nearly every practicing doctor in America and experiences from more than 188 million people. Amino’s service allows people to find and book an appointment with doctors based on their experience with specific conditions or procedures and accepted insurance.