higi raises $40M to improve digital health tracking

by Andreas Rekdal
January 11, 2016

, a Chicago-based startup, announced this morning it has raised $40 million to improve its digital wellness platform.

The company helps customers track and improve their health through a network of automated health stations that capture vital health statistics. Stations measure weight, BMI, blood pressure, and pulse. The higi app also connects with a number of other fitness apps, generating an activity score that indicates progress toward fitness goals.

Founded in Chicago in 2012, higi has grown into a force to be reckoned with, with nearly 75 percent of the U.S. population living within five miles of one of its 10,000 health stations. This reach is made possible through partnerships with national retail brands including CVS and Jewel Osco.

"We are very fortunate to have investors and a board of directors who share higi's belief that small but meaningful steps can create lasting health habits," said CEO Jeff Bennet in a statement.

He believes empowering people with access to health statistics and engaging challenges is an important key to improving their health outcomes.

Last year higi grew its user base to 30 million, performing a million tests per week on average. The company’s platform and its accompanying apps are HIPAA compliant and cleared with the FDA, enabling the company to partner with healthcare providers.

According to the statement, funding was raised from existing investors.

Image via higi.

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