22 Oct Backed by $1.6 million, serial entrepreneur quietly debuts latest health-tech play
Backed by former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson and piloted in partnership with Memorial Physician Services, Waukesha virtual health startup Intellivisit snuck out from under the radar Monday.
It’s the sixth and perhaps most ambitious venture from CEO Jay Mason, the entrepreneur behind Delafield appointment-scheduling company My Health Direct, as well as four other ventures.
Mason and his team have been quietly raising seed funds under the moniker Elli Health Inc., with more than $1.6 million as of June 25, according to its most recent federal filings. Backers include Thompson, who served a stint as secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Kept under-the-radar during its two-year ideation and development phase, Intellivisit enters a field crowded with startups oriented toward solving similar health care challenges, from online symptom searches such as WebMD to the slew of medical-scheduling software and handful of video conference programs to remotely connect doctors and patients.