What You Should Know:
- Pear Suite, a digital health company empowering community health workers (CHWs) to improve health in Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities and address social determinants of health (SDOH) raises $2.5M in seed funding. The investment round was led by Mucker Capital, Impact Engine, American Heart Association, Sweater Ventures, and Atento Capital, with support from Techstars, Open Venture Capital, Incisive Ventures, Lair East Labs, StartUp Health, and Third Act Ventures.
- Launched in 2021 by co-founders Colby Takeda and Nick Lockett, Pear Suite’s flexible and customizable social care navigation platform enables anyone – CHWs, care coordination staff, volunteers, and others – to better assess and address SDOH in a cost-effective, person-centered, and culturally and linguistically sensitive way.
Social Drivers of Health. Simplified.
Through AI-powered smart scripts and care journeys, omnichannel communication tools, predictive analytics, and actionable dashboards to guide resource linking, Pear Suite is converting SDOH data into real-time solutions for CHWs to drive impactful interventions for those in need, particularly those within the AAPI community. To date, the company has helped over 24 organizations boost member engagement, improve health outcomes, and reduce the overall cost of care, impacting more than 25,000 individuals.
The seed funding will support platform development, expand efforts within AAPI communities, and forge partnerships with organizations serving underserved populations. Pear Suite aims to impact an additional 300,000 lives through collaborations with health plans, providers, and community-based organizations.