Forward Raises $100M in Growth Funding
Forward, a San Francisco, CA-based company using sensors, mobile, and AI to improve healthcare, raised $100M in growth funding. Backers included Khosla Ventures, Founders Fund, Samsung Next, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, and Softbank, Eric Schmidt (former CEO and Chairman of Google), John Giannandrea (SVP of Artificial Intelligence at Apple), Demis Hassabis (cofounder of DeepMind), Mustafa Suleyman (cofounder of DeepMind and Inflection AI). Forward plans to increase coverage of Health Apps over time, such as Prenatal Care, Advanced Cancer Screening, and Polygenic Risk Analysis. Data from a CarePod visit is securely transmitted to Forward’s platform, enabling continuous progress monitoring, identifying disease risks, and providing in-depth evaluations using sensors, laboratory tests, and vital sign measurements. Forward uses proprietary AI to turn clinical expertise and the latest medical research into diagnostic tools and robust care plans they call Health Apps.