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*NEWS – Startup That Created Texting Tool for Doctors and Patients Closes $1.8M Series Seed Round

A healthcare messaging platform announced it has closed an over-subscribed $1.8M series seed round.

Curogram, with HQ in LA, said that the investors include tech entrepreneur Tien Tzuo, as well as more than 80 medical professionals, including physicians and healthcare executives.

The invested capital will enable Curogram to increase sales and marketing resources, the company said in a Nov. 7 press release.

“The fact that we attracted 80 investors from across the U.S. to invest in Curogram is a great ‘win’ for the SoCal startup community,” the company told OCSN. “Our goal is to be the leader in healthcare messaging technology, and we hope to contribute to the expansion of the tech startup ecosystem here in SoCal.”

Curogram provides several tools, including:

· 2-Way Texting – providers and patients can easily communicate through simple back and forth HIPAA-compliant texting, which the company claims can reduce provider phone call volumes by as much as 50%.

· Appointment Reminders – with the ability to fully customize messages in up to 10 languages, and average patient response rates of 70-80%, the company claims that these reminders can reduce no-show rates by as much as 75%.

· Surveys and Ratings – simple text surveys allow providers to collect real-time feedback and improve their online reputation with regular 5-Star reviews from their happiest patients.

· Multiple Interfaces – Curogram offers an ecosystem of simple user interfaces for offices (desktop HIPAA-compliant web app), providers (mobile app) and patients (simple SMS & mobile app) on one platform.

About The Author

Deirdre Newman is a long-time journalist, who's covered OC startups for a few years.

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