Travel and Health Insurance on ‘2019 Roadmap’
Think: an illness data platform founded in 2011 by Graham Dodge, James Sajor, Michael Belt. The company’s value proposition is built on the premise that people turn to social media when they are sick, and Sickweather can scan social networks for indicators of illness, that will, in turn, allow people “to check for the chance of sickness as easily as [they] can check for the chance of rain.”
Read in the context of this:
Atl weather is so sometimey. Now I'm home sick with the flu 😩 praying I get better soon.
— Niqua ✨✨ (@KissMy_Fashion) January 2, 2018
It's absolutely crazy cold here also. I took a day off today because I'm still recovering from flu. But tomorrow I will have to brace it. Chicago downtown and it's wind chill!!! ⛄☃️
— NoonaA! (@NoonaSaysWhat) January 2, 2018
Let’s move on. Now, “the world’s first real-time map of sickness and the largest crowdsourcing community of its kind” is seeking an investment to the tune of $1M. So far, it has raised $74,824 at a pre-money valuation of $3.75M.
Three things to note. One. The company developed a patent-pending process for tracking and forecasting the spread of illness by analyzing the earliest signals available through social media and crowdsourcing. Two. It previously secured $1.49M from 6 rounds of seed and debt financing from several investors including 500 Startups, Techstars and FG Angels. Three. It lists CVS Pharmacy, Clorox and The Weather Company as clients. Download the company’s deck here.