Kurbo Health nets $5.8M in new funding for its weight loss app for kids

By Editor July 29, 2014

Kurbo Health logoHealthtech startup Kurbo Health, which offers a weight loss app for children and teens, has closed a $5.8 million Series A funding round. Investors include Signia Venture Partners, Data Collective, Bessemer Venture Partners and Promus Ventures. The San Francisco-based company is currently participating in the Rock Health accelerator, and has built a subscription mobile app-based weight loss program designed to appeal to young people that the company says is based on Stanford University’s Pediatric Weight Control Program.

It was founded last summer by Thea Runyan, Mark Vershel, and Joanna Strober, and it previously raised an Angel round last September.