Clover Health raises US$130 million from Alphabet, others

San Francisco-based Clover Health, an insurance startup using data science for preventative health care, has raised US$130 million infusion from Alphabet. According to Bloomberg, the funding round included investment from Alphabet’s venture arm, as well as Sequoia Capital, GV, Greenoaks Capital Management, Palm Drive Capital, First Round Capital and Capital and Western Technology Investment.

Clover Health was founded in 2014 by Kris Gale and Vivek Garipalli. Clover Health gets the inputs of a person’s medical history from insurance claims and determines who the highest-risk patients are. The company’s technology recognizes when patients need medical treatment and then intervenes in their care with its own team of nurse practitioners and social workers to save money for both the member and the insurance company

Clover Health raised US$100 million in equity and debt funding in September 2015 led by First Round Capital. Athyrium Capital Management also participated in this round. After this, raised US$35 million financing round led by Sequoia Capital in December 2015. In 2016, it raised a US$160 million Series C round of funding led by Greenoaks Capital.

The services offered by Clover Health are in great demand as the US healthcare system changes from volume based care to value based care and hospitals subsidies depend more on patient outcomes rather than patients served.