StartUPDATES: New Developments from Healthcare Startups

Check out news from Alpha Sophia, Handl Health, Alaffia Health, and Summer Health

Alpha Sophia, the leading provider of healthcare commercial intelligence software for Medtech startups and SMBs, proudly announces the launch of their new, fully transparent software plans:

The Pro plan ($4,800 per year) offers MedTech and digital health companies an intuitive interface to access comprehensive practitioner data nationwide. With 360-degree profiles of every physician and a wide range of filters, it’s the most cost-effective solution available by a stretch.

Breaking barriers, the newly unveiled Max plan ($14,800) builds upon the Pro plan, including full coverage of all-payor claims data and CCSR diagnosis groups. The first to offer transparent pricing in this space, Alpha Sophia is changing the industry by allowing teams of all sizes and maturity to harness deep insights and targeted information.

At Alpha Sophia, the mission is clear: to empower growing MedTech companies to make a meaningful impact in healthcare through precise and actionable targeting data. Learn more about how their innovative solutions can drive success at

Handl Health, a first-to-market AI platform for benefits consultants to design and deliver affordable health benefits, raised a $2.5 million Seed round. Mucker Capital and Everywhere VC led the round with participation from Tau Ventures, Riverfront Ventures, DHVP (Digital Health Venture Partners), Boutique Venture Partners, Plug and Play Ventures and Techstars. The fresh capital will help Handl Health to realize its vision of revolutionizing employer-sponsored healthcare through data-driven health plan design and management, according to press release.

Additionally, Handl received a $1.3 million Phase II SBIR grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research of the NIH for the development of an interconnected system that manages pre-appointment billing and payment of healthcare services between third party administrators, providers and plan members.

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Alaffia Health, a generative AI for health plan claim operations businesses, raised a $10 million Series A funding round. FirstMark Capital led the round with participation from GingerBread Capital and existing investors including Anthemis, Aperture Venture Capital, 1984 Ventures, Remarkable Ventures, and Tau Ventures, according to a press release.

In 2023, the company launched a generative Ai tool to help health insurance claims teams and claim reviews.

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Summer Health, a digital health company offering 24/7 pediatric support to parents, announced $11.65 million in Series A Funding. New investor 7wire Ventures and returning investor Lux Capital led the round. Participation from returning investors included Sequoia Capital, Metrodora Ventures, Box Group, and Shrug Capital. New participating investors included Pivotal Ventures, a Melinda French Gates company and Leaps by Bayer. Alfred Lin of Sequoia Capital, Deena Shakir of Lux Capital, Alyssa Jaffee of 7wire Ventures, and Chelsea Clinton of Metrodora Ventures are also joining the Summer board, according to a press release.

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