Pitango Leads $5 Million Seed Round for Digital Health Startup Alike
Currently still in stealth mode, Alike develops an AI-based system that helps patients monitor their own condition
Alike was founded earlier this year by CEO Amnon Bar-Lev, the former president of Nasdaq-listed network and cloud security company Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., Varda Shalev, a medical doctor and founder and former CEO of the research and innovation center of Israeli health maintenance organization (HMO) Maccabi Healthcare Services, and artificial intelligence expert Ohad Zadok. Alike employs eight people and intends to use the funding to hire seven more.
Alike’s technology empowers the patient by translating intricate data into personal, actionable insights, Guy Ezekiel, managing general partner of Pitango's healthcare fund, said in a statement. “We chose to invest in this company at a time when managing vast amounts of data is crucial,” he added.