Twine Health startup closes $6.75M funding round: 4 things to know

Forward-thinking minds in healthcare imagine a near-future where clinicians provide continuous care to chronically ill patients through their devices. Boston-based Twine Health has developed an app that aims to be the platform that enables that level of care.

Here are four things to know about the company:

1. Twine raised $6.75 million in venture funding from investors such as Khosla Ventures, Provenance Venture Forum and Tower Capital Partners.

2. Twine's app has produced positive results in trials that took place prior to its commercial launch. In clinical trials over the past 18 months it has been showed to help practices achieve control rates for conditions such as diabetes and hypertension of greater than 90 percent.

3. "Our clinical partners have bought into true health coaching," John Moore, Twine CEO, said in a statement. "To us, that's having care teams who work with patients to set goals and provide continuous support to reach those goals. The key to successful health coaching is an empathetic human touch from someone who understands the psychology of health behavior change. Twine's philosophy is to revere the art of that health coach. Instead of trying to replicate or replace that human touch, we build technology that allows health coaches to scale their reach to superhuman proportions and empowers patients to build maximal self-efficacy."

4. Beyond managing specific diseases or chronic illnesses, the app is capable of helping manage wellness goals and other conditions, according to the company.

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