Get pumped: Digital health platform raises $27m, launches new breast milk delivery service

Maven Clinic has raised $27m to launch a nationwide breast milk delivery service to working moms.

September 27, 2018

Maven Clinic received $27m in funding to expand its Family Benefits program and launch a nationwide breast milk delivery service (titled Maven Milk), designed for new, working moms.

Why? Because according to the company, more than 40% of American women who give birth leave the workforce — some due to the lack of support from employers and healthcare providers.

Maven’s looking to change all that. Aside from its new avenue, the digital health platform was used in 166 countries last year to provide moms help with fertility and adoption, as well as support for postpartum depression, doctor referrals, and video appointments with healthcare professionals.

Ya’ll should know about Maven

The company was founded by Kate Ryder, a former journalist for the New Yorker who decided to quit it all and become a Venture Capitalist, then, got bored and created a premier women’s digital health platform in 2014.

Cut to today, Maven Clinic is the world’s largest digital women’s and family provider network.

Oh, and she’s also a mom of 2 — *takes long, hard look at own resume*.

Companies are finally starting to get it

Only recently have companies started to acknowledge the importance of maternity benefits, not just during, but after maternity leave — once women return to the workplace.

IBM has offered the service since 2014, along with Twitter in 2015, and last month, Goldman Sachs became the first company in the UK to extend the benefit-branch.

New York City-based Maven provides its services to companies like Snap and Bumble, and has raised $42m to date.

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