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How One Mother’s Problem Became A Million Dollar Business

After finding limited tech-based healthcare services for pregnant women, Katherine Ryder gave birth to a company as well as her first child.

By Emily Brooks

Wealth

After finding limited tech-based healthcare services for pregnant women, Katherine Ryder gave birth to a company as well as her first child.

By Emily Brooks

The lack of telemedicine networks specialising in women’s health only came to Katherine Ryder’s attention when she was heavily pregnant. Working as a venture capitalist at the time, Ryder spoke to female friends who had dealt with the same struggle and no answer prevailed – so Ryder created one. Maven was born not long after she became a mother.

The New York-based digital clinic specialises in women’s health care, allowing women to receive the advice they need without physically visiting a doctor. A few clicks on the app or website takes care of it. The telemedicine startup provides video appointments with medical professionals tailored to women. It’s not only doctors who are accessible at an affordable price, but lactation specialists and midwives too. Since the app’s launch in April 2015, Maven has delivered care to more than 200,000 patients, and currently has over 1,300 health specialists.  

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