Startup Snapshot: Reema Health
Headquarters: Minneapolis // Founded: 2019 // Founder: Justin Ley // Funds raised to date: $10 million
Health care encompasses more than medicine. Minneapolis-based Reema Health is working to help people navigate gaps between health care and social care—particularly among low-income Americans, who often lack support systems such as job benefits. Founder Justin Ley has firsthand experience; he was the child of a single mom who struggled to find work, pay rent, and get health care. The family relied on extended family and friends for help, and as Ley grew older, he says he found himself asking: “What would have happened if someone hadn’t been there to support us?” Using AI insights to identify clients’ needs and areas of concern, Reema’s staff members provide support virtually and in person—from appointment reminders to healthy living suggestions to counselors who are available around the clock via phone and text. Currently serving health plans throughout the East Coast and Midwest, Reema plans to expand to more states this year.
In the news: Reema completed its $8 million Series A round in March, led by MaC Venture Capital and DNA Capital. That followed a $1.25 million in a pre-seed round.