The VC firm was joined by a number of notable angel investors, including Esther Dyson, Stanford professor and former CEO of Veritas Software Mark Leslie and Aaron Patzer, founder and former CEO of Mint.com, among others.
Currently in private beta, HealthTap bills itself as an ‘Expert Health Companion’ operating on the intersection of life science and interactive software. The company’s goal is to bring personalization and interactivity to medicine – for both physicians and their patients – through the power of data and the Internet. Oh, and to create a healthier, happier world.
Here’s how Bill Ericson, general partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures, pitches HealthTap:
“HealthTap is helping define the new field of ‘interactive health’ — the sector that is moving consumer health information to new platforms, like smartphones and tablets, to provide portability and immediate access to actionable information.
HealthTap is integrating personalization, game dynamics, and social networking to increase our engagement with our health and well-being. Consumers and physicians are increasingly joining the online conversation, and interactive health deserves the close attention of the investment community.”
Founded by Ron Gutman, who previously founded health information portal Wellsphere, HealthTap said it will use the additional capital in part to grow the network of doctors creating tailored information for its community.