EyeGage Joins Jumpstart Foundry's Investment Portfolio
EyeGage is proud to announce our selection into Jumpstart Foundry’s Fall 2021 investment portfolio. Jumpstart Foundry, a Nashville, TN based healthcare venture capital firm, invests in healthcare technology companies and guides innovators on their journey to impact health through capital, connections, and support. JSF specifically invests in companies specializing in healthcare IT, consumer health products/services, tech-enabled services, and diagnostic devices.
As one of 17 startups chosen as part of the Fall 2021 cohort, EyeGage will receive an investment of $150,000 via standard post-money SAFE notes. The 17 startups will additionally participate in an exclusive program for JSF portfolio founders, Jumpstart Insight. This program combines virtual learning with access to resources and a community of peers to give founders the edge required to succeed as healthcare entrepreneurs.
Eller Kelliher, Jumpstart Foundry’s Managing Director, highlights her enthusiasm of the JSF Fall 2021 cohort. “While COVID-19 continues to present many challenges in our daily lives, it has been incredible to witness the creation and adoption of new innovations in the healthcare industry. I am encouraged by the incredible number of innovative startups that are changing the face of health as we know it. And I am particularly proud of these 17 new investments — as new JSF Portfolio Companies, they represent real solutions to the industry pain points and trends that have been highlighted and, in many ways, driven by the pandemic," says Kelliher via the cohort announcement.
Dr. LaVonda Brown, Founder and CEO of EyeGage, believes being part of the JSF portfolio will help propel EyeGage. “We are excited to have a HealthTech investor on our cap table. In addition to the investment, Jumpstart Foundry provides sector expertise needed to take EyeGage to the next level," says Dr. Brown.
The companies in the Fall 2021 cohort include ArchiveCore, Bordeaux Laboratories, The Comma Collective, Diatech Diabetes, EyeGage, ezClinic, HealthOpX, HireMe Healthcare, maro parents, MASQ Optical, Mentornomics, Mitivate, pal, Rekruut, Sage Medical Coding and Billing, The Skin Consult, and SOAP Health.
With the simple mission of Make Something Better, JSF has established close relationships with some of the largest hospitals, insurance companies, physicians and healthcare corporations around the country. EyeGage will have access to JSF resources to continue to create the technology to decrease impaired driving and improve overall road safety by enabling drivers to assess drug and alcohol levels before getting behind the wheel.