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Aeris inks $7.5m financing deal with healthcare app developer Jiff

14 Mar 2012

Aeris Capital has led a $7.5m financing round into healthcare social network and app developer Jiff.

The Series A round also included financers Aberdare Ventures, Jiff’s founding seed investor.

The company said it would use the money to deploy its social network and develop a suite of apps which facilitate health, well-being, care and community.

Healthcare technology veteran Derek Newell will also join Jiff as the company’s first CEO, it has announced.

He said, “As consumers and the healthcare sector grapple with the best uses of social media, digital health applications and mobile devices, Jiff will offer a secure and private digital health platform that is centered on the individual, not any one institution, and it is a technology that can scale to millions of users.

“To dramatically increase consumers’ engagement and ownership in their own health, we must make it easy.”

Managing partners Vince Kim from Aberdare and George Rehm from Aeris have joined the Jiff board as part of the deal.

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