Recognized for achievements in transforming kidney care
San Francisco, Calif. (August 13, 2020) — Cricket Health, a comprehensive kidney care provider and care extender, today was named to CB Insights’s second annual Digital Health 150 ranking, which showcases the 150 most promising private digital health companies in the world.
The 2020 Digital Health 150 cohort highlights startups that are reimagining the lines of the traditional healthcare experience across 12 categories, from Virtual Care Delivery and Clinical Trials, to Drug Discovery and Specialty Care. Countries represented this year include Canada, China, Israel, France, the United Kingdom, and the United States, among others.
“This year’s Digital Health 150 is our most global ever, covering the best private healthcare companies from 17 countries. Beyond geographic diversity, these companies are innovating across the entire healthcare value chain, spanning technologies that benefit pharma & biotech companies, to payers, hospitals, insurers, and more,” said CB Insights CEO Anand Sanwal. “Last year’s Digital Health 150 winners saw numerous exits and went on to raise nearly $5 billion in investor financing after being recognized. We look forward to seeing the success of this year’s class of the best in digital health.”
“Cricket Health is pioneering a new type of care that works hand-in-hand with providers and payers alike to improve outcomes and control costs, all to enable people with kidney disease to live their best lives,” said Robert Sepucha, Chief Administrative Officer at Cricket Health. “We’re thrilled to be recognized once again on the Digital Health 150 list for the significant progress we’ve made in shifting the focus of kidney care to proactively preventing and managing the disease, and away from the status quo of waiting for patients’ kidneys to fail before consigning them to a life bound by in-center dialysis.”
Through an evidence-based approach, the CB Insights research team selected the Digital Health 150 from hundreds of applications based on several factors including patent activity, investor quality, news sentiment analysis, proprietary Mosaic scores, market potential, partnerships, competitive landscape, team strength, and tech novelty. The Mosaic Score, based on CB Insights’ algorithm, measures the overall health and growth potential of private companies to help predict a company’s momentum.
In the months since Cricket Health was named to CB Insight’s inaugural Digital Health 150 list, the provider has increased its reach with health plans, recently announcing an expanded collaboration to serve Cigna’s California members and announcing a new collaboration with Blue Shield of California. The company also opened a second headquarters in Boston late last year and has expanded its senior leadership team.
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