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'Quora for cancer' startup theMednet raises $1.3 million in seed funding

'Quora for cancer' startup theMednet raises $1.3 million in seed funding
From TechCrunch - July 14, 2017

TheMednet launched out of Y Combinator earlier this year to bring physicians a sophisticated platform for finding the best in treatment research, starting with cancer. Ithas now raised $1.3 million in seed funding to help it reach even more of those physicians.

The funding comes from Endure Capital, Lumia Capital, The Hope Foundation, The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation and a bunch of angel investors, including Quoras Charlie Cheever, Scribds Jared Friedman, YC partner Paul Buchheit, Peter He and Sciences Peter Pham.

Co-founders Nadine Housri, a radiation oncologist, and her brother, CEO Samir Housri, told TechCrunch previously theMednet had raised some grant funding and equity funding from YC andThe Hope Foundation.

Why does this startup matter so much?Doctors generally practice in small groups and depend on their networks for advice. However, doctors are limited by their own, closed network. Opening up that network to a strong group of thousands of physicians helps them connect dots and gain expert information they may not have had access to before.

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