A Minneapolis HealthTech Startup With Ties To U of M & Mayo Is Raising $500k


Minneapolis healthtech startup ProValens is raising $500k of equity investment with $250k of that amount already secured per this SEC disclosure.

The company has licensed IP from the University of Minnesota that is focused on helping patients, providers and care givers find health information and local services. The Mayo Clinic is also tied into things:

“ProValens provides a Resource Registry, which includes one of the best sources of health education provided by the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. The client link to the Resource Registry is through the ProValens Resource Portal, which is added to the websites of healthcare providers. It is a recommender system that intelligently matches the interests and concerns of patients and caregivers to applicable resources.”

In the fall of 2014, ProValens became a TreeHouse Health portfolio company – so they’ve already raised prior capital (est. ~ $50k) and received validation from one Minnesota’s most active early stage healthcare investor.

The company is led by CEO Richard “Rick” Tanler.