Dallas Health-Care Startup Raises Funding, Prepping for Launch

Blockit has raised $152,000 in seed capital through two funding rounds.

Jon Kontz and Peter Snell and Jake McCarley

A Dallas health-care startup has secured $152,000 in seed funding for its platform aiding patients and health care providers in scheduling appointments.

Blockit‘s platform is designed to give real-time access to the calendar availability of patients and health care providers. It helps with scheduling referrals and stand-alone appointments. 

“So much complexity has been imposed on providers in recent years to ‘help make health care better.’ But it’s actually made getting patients through the journey of care so tedious, especially for those in acute and chronic situations,” said co-founder and CEO Jake McCarley in a release.

“Providers desperately want to take back control of their time so they can focus more on care. Because they, like their patients, just want good health. Healthy people are more able to contribute and share quality time with their families and communities. That’s our mission at Blockit, each and every day.”

The startup’s capital was raised through two rounds. The first $60,000 round, which closed in the latter part of 2016, was led by the startup’s co-founders McCarley and Dr. Mark Carver. A second round wrapping up in February raised $92,000 more mostly from the co-founders’ strategic advisors. 

The company plans to use funding to continue development of the platform and app and to fuel marketing efforts. 

Its first pilot series is scheduled to launch on April 1 with a broader launch set for May 1, according to D CEO Healthcare. Multiple healthcare providers are signed on for the pilot.

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