New York, NY, November 1st, 2022
eddii, a digital health company that humanizes and gamifies chronic condition management, is excited to announce that it has been selected to join StartUp Health’s global portfolio of health innovation companies, as part of its Diabetes Moonshot.
"We are convinced now more than ever that this partnership will yield immense benefits to our users and the diabetes community, as we continue to innovate and deliver our already-validated solution to our end users” said Co-Founder and CEO, Farhaneh Ahmadi, PhD. eddii’s unique approach of combining gamification of real-time glucose data, software-enabled conversation, and clinical interventions creates a highly personalized diabetes management tool, which has not only successfully improved children’s time-in-range by over 5%, but has also enhanced the emotional and mental well-being of the entire family.
eddii focuses on family dynamics and has an ambitious goal of improving glucose time-in-range by at least 15%, equivalent to more than four additional hours every day of not having to worry about your glucose levels.
"We are excited for eddii to join the StartUp Health transformer community”, said David Weingard, Chief Impact Officer of the T1D Moonshot at StartUp Health. "Their focus and innovation will scale the reach and health of people with diabetes, while also being closely aligned with our shared mission and the StartUp Health Diabetes Moonshot."
“We are thrilled to welcome eddii and their team to the StartUp Health family,” said Lauren Schafer, Director of Ventures at StartUp Health. “We believe the team has the mindset, expertise, and passion required to achieve their mission to improve the life of every child and family living with diabetes via their innovative real-time gamification and conversational approach. We look forward to supporting eddii in their journey and connecting them into our global army of Health Transformers.”
eddii is a virtual in-app character designed to engage people living with diabetes to track and record their health. Through gamification and witty conversation, eddii becomes a smart, virtual health buddy, providing users with weekly health reports and collectible in-app items in return for data entry. Our mission is to motivate everyone living with diabetes to record their wellness daily and adhere to healthy routines, leading to better outcomes.
About StartUp Health
StartUp Health is inspiring, educating and investing in a global army of Health Transformers collaborating to achieve health moonshots — from ending cancer and curing disease to delivering quality care to everyone in the world. StartUp Health is backed by world-class investors including Steve Case, Mark Cuban, Esther Dyson, Brad Feld, Lee Shapiro, Glen Tullman, Advocate Aurora Health, Chiesi, Guidewell, Kaiser Permanente, Masimo, Novartis, Otsuka, and Ping An.
Since 2011, StartUp Health has invested in more than 440 health innovation companies across 29 countries. Select investments and exits include Nightingale Health (Nasdaq Helsinki), Doctor.com (acquired by Press Ganey), Conversa Health (acquired by AmWell), RespondWell (acquired by Zimmer Biomet), wayForward (acquired by Dario Health), Babyscripts, Cala Health, Cityblock Health, Devoted Health, Quit Genius, and Virta Health.