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Series A | Alive

Total Raised


Last Raised

$15.5M | 9 mos ago

About Riva Health

RIva Health is a mobile digital therapeutics platform for the cardiology industry. The company's platform aims to use mobile devices, patient-provided data, and predictive analytics to help clinicians deliver personalized therapies to patients, which leads to significant reductions in cost while increasing the number of lives saved.

Riva Health Headquarter Location

728 Lexington Way

Burlingame, California, 94010,

United States


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Riva Health Raises $15.5 Million for Breakthrough Mobile Cardiology Technology

Apr 20, 2021

Riva Health Raises $15.5 Million for Breakthrough Mobile Cardiology Technology Menlo Ventures, UCHealth invest to bring comprehensive hypertension measurement and management to the phone. Michael Barbella, Managing Editor04.20.21 Riva Health , a new mobile cardiology app, is $15.5 million richer, thanks to a funding round led by  Menlo Ventures . UCHealth and University of Colorado Innovation Fund also invested in the company, as well as leading Chicago healthcare investors Brandon Cruz of GoHealth and Larry Gies of Madison Industries. “I’ve long known that smartphone and wearable technologies open entirely new paradigms of interaction and enablement, especially in healthcare,” said Dag Kittlaus, Riva co-founder and CEO. “We’ve been limited in taking advantage of health management opportunities though, because diagnostic science has needed to catch up. With Riva, we are introducing an entirely new way to manage disease, fulfilling the promise of a doctor on your phone anywhere in the world. We’re focused on blood pressure to start, but you can infer much more from an individual’s BPW. The possibilities are vast and exciting. Now anyone, anywhere, can take care of their heart health.” This $15.5 million investment follows on the heels of a previous round led last year by Menlo Ventures, alongside True Ventures. Dr. Rich Zane from UCHealth will join Greg Yap from Menlo Ventures on Riva’s board of directors. Riva’s measurement technology provides novel cardiovascular data and real-time management that can be directly tied to health goals and outcomes. The application uses fingertip photoplethysmography (PPG) to measure an individual’s blood-pulse waveform (BPW), a signal that shows changes in blood flow volume and intensity. The high-resolution measurement is captured when an individual’s index finger is placed on the camera lens on the back of a phone. This novel technology is coupled with healthcare interventions provided by Riva’s own licensed healthcare providers. The comprehensive hypertension solution can be used for more rapid and high-fidelity remote patient management and to make premium heart healthcare more equitable and accessible. Heart disease is the leading cause of mortality in the United States, accounting for 30 percent of deaths according to the CDC. Additionally, reporting from the National Center for Health Statistics finds that 108 million U.S. adults have hypertension, with only one in four managing the disease effectively. A study from Northwestern Medicine expects that, unless new methods of management and prevention can be made readily accessible to individuals, national heart disease numbers are expected to continue trending upwards. “There is no health challenge more pervasive, complex, and preventable than heart disease. This is a disease that impacts millions. Yet many feel entirely alone and unequipped to handle it. That’s what makes it such a worthy challenge,” said Tuhin Sinha, Riva co-founder and head of Science. “We are creating a technology that not only empowers individuals in better managing their health, but also expands access to health monitoring at a scale we’ve never had before.”   Riva is currently completing comprehensive validation of its measurement technology, informed by world experts in blood pressure measurement science, and working with U.S. Food and Drug Administration for marketing clearance. Riva will launch its official beta version this summer. In addition to their investment in Riva, the University of Colorado Health has also already partnered with Riva Health. University of Colorado oversees 12 hospitals in the state with over 2 million office visits per year and will leverage Riva to assist in heart disease measurement and management of their patients. “What makes Riva unique is their ability to integrate better, easier data via the phone with better management of heart disease,” said Yap, a partner at Menlo Ventures. “We believe the future of remote monitoring is integrated, tech-enabled clinical intervention. Tuhin and Dag share this vision for using novel data to improve clinical outcomes, and we are thrilled to continue our support of Riva and lead the Series A.”   Sam Brusco, Associate Editor 04.19.21 Sam Brusco, Associate Editor 04.14.21 Sam Brusco, Associate Editor 04.13.21 Michael Barbella, Managing Editor 04.13.21 Charles Sternberg, Assistant Editor 04.08.21 Sam Brusco, Associate Editor 04.08.21 Sam Brusco, Associate Editor 03.31.21 Michael Barbella, Managing Editor 03.30.21 Michael Barbella, Managing Editor 03.29.21 Sam Brusco, Associate Editor 03.26.21 Sam Brusco, Associate Editor 03.22.21 Sam Brusco, Associate Editor 03.12.21 Michael Barbella, Managing Editor 03.12.21 Michael Barbella, Managing Editor 03.10.21

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