San Francisco-based VC Index Ventures led a US$19m Series A in Sofía, a Mexican digital health insurer and telemedicine platform, with participation from KaszeK Ventures and Ribbit Capital. Sofia is the first Mexican digital health insurance to receive regulatory approval, according to Index Ventures.
(TechCrunch) – Arturo Sanchez and his co-founders have spent the past two years developing the telemedicine and insurance platform, Sofia, as a way to give customers across Mexico better access to quality healthcare through their insurance plan.
Along with his co-founders, Sebastian Jimenez, a former Google employee who serves as the company’s chief product officer, and Manuel Andere an ex-Patreon employee who’s now Sofia’s chief technology officer, Sanchez (a former Index Ventures employee) is on a path to provide low-cost insurance for middle class consumers across Latin America, starting in Mexico City.
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