What You Should Know:
– NourishedRx, a digital health company raises $6M in seed funding led by S2G Ventures with additional investors Route 66 Ventures, Connecticut Innovations, Primetime Partners, and other individual investors.
– The company will utilize the funding to expand its high-tech, a high-touch platform to provide personalized, culturally relevant food solutions to health plan members nationwide.
Founded in 2019, with the support of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, NourishedRx (formerly Project Well) is the first smart, Food-for-Health market platform designed to drive lasting dietary change for health plan members. The company’s core AI-enabled platform matches at-risk members with personalized, Registered Dietitian–vetted high-quality meal and grocery offerings that leverage behavioral science to support lasting dietary change and, ultimately, improved health outcomes. Through constant high-touch interactions, achieving lasting and impactful dietary change is becoming a reality.
To further reach those in need on a nationwide scale, NourishedRx expanded its offerings in December 2021 to include new culturally and clinically relevant grocery and fresh produce bundles delivered by both national and local community-based food partnerships. NourishedRx has also established new partnerships with multiple Medicare Advantage and Managed Medicaid plans to provide its services as part of an all-encompassing healthcare solution.
“NourishedRx is on a mission to close gaps in health equity by making nutritious and culturally relevant food accessible for health plan providers’ most vulnerable members. This is a pivotal moment for NourishedRx as we seek to unlock the power of food and reach those who need it most,” said Lauren Driscoll, CEO and founder, NourishedRx. “This funding round will position us to expand the solutions we provide and to serve more people. I also want to warmly welcome Hari and Jeff to NourishedRx; with these new appointments, we are adding two highly qualified and passionate leaders to the team. I look forward to working closely with them to usher NourishedRx into its next chapter.”