AUSTIN, Texas, April 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- EverlyWell, an Austin-based digital health startup, today announced its $2.5 million seed round of financing and the public beta launch of its at-home test kits, available at EverlyWell.com.
EverlyWell, led by co-founder and CEO Julia Cheek, is transforming traditional health testing by providing consumers with convenient access to tests and easy-to-read results. The company's e-commerce platform enables customers to buy a variety of test kits online, easily collect their sample at home, and get informative results at their fingertips. EverlyWell will offer a suite of proven tests with physician review that don't require consumers to visit a lab or doctor's office. Currently, Food Sensitivity, Women's Health and Hormones, and Elements kits are available for order.
"Diagnostic testing is a subpar experience for the individual," said Dr. Murdoc Khaleghi, EverlyWell's Chief Medical Officer. "EverlyWell has developed an innovative platform that places the consumer at the center, empowering the individual to order, understand, and improve their own biomarkers. Health information is a powerful tool in preventing long-term and chronic disease, and ultimately should be accessible and understandable to all."
EverlyWell's platform is easy to use. A customer selects and purchases a kit that arrives to their home, and he or she collects a sample and sends it to EverlyWell's lab partners. Results are available in a few days through an easy-to-read digital interface with both infographics and descriptive information. Kit samples are collected via pinprick dried blood spot, saliva or urine. EverlyWell is partnering with several of the country's most advanced CLIA-certified laboratories to conduct the test analyses and is working with a national physician network to authorize the test requisitions and review customer results.
The company recently moved its corporate headquarters from Dallas to Austin, Texas to take advantage of the capital city's growing life sciences industry.
"We are pleased to launch our business in a vibrant market like Austin, which is known for its creativity and cutting-edge innovation," said Cheek. "We want to be centered among the brightest, most entrepreneurial minds who can help us revolutionize the health testing industry. Our promise to consumers is to deliver a world-class product that simplifies the testing process and provides actionable, easy-to-read results that will help them take ownership of their own health."
About EverlyWell, Inc.
Your tests. Your time. Your terms.
EverlyWell is a direct-to-consumer health testing company that provides innovative, at-home kits and redesigned lab results. We are at the forefront of personalized medicine, focused on transforming the $25 billion diagnostics industry. EverlyWell does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment; we recommend you share your results with your primary care physician. Find out more at EverlyWell.com, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.