$9.0M capital deployed

24% primary ownership

Aug '14 initial capital deployed

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Why Propeller Health?

Headquartered in Madison, WI, Propeller Health is the leading digital platform for respiratory health management.

Through sensors, mobile apps and services, Propeller Health is closing the gap between what can be accomplished in asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (“COPD”) and chronic respiratory disease and what little has so far been achieved. This means significantly improving the quality of care, reducing unnecessary morbidity and utilization, and enabling a modern, cost-effective, data-driven approach to management.

Using small sensors to record when and where people use inhaled medications, Propeller Health provides patients with a continuous, objective assessment of their disease, together with personalized guidance and targeted education, drawn from the national guidelines, to help them improve.

Interfaces powered by advanced analytics, allow physicians and healthcare providers to remotely monitor patients and identify those who need more help. The sensors also provide public health agencies with the first real-time geospatial view of disease burden in the community allowing them to focus their efforts on prevention and target their resources as never before.

Propeller Health is working with organizations like Dignity Health, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Amerigroup Florida and the City of Louisville.

Asthma and COPD currently cost payers and patients in the U.S. more than $100 billion annually. By 2020, the CDC estimates that the cost of medical care for adults in the U.S. with COPD alone will increase 53% to more than $90 billion.

Propeller Health delivers a new approach to chronic respiratory disease, long known for burdensome self management and persistently high rates of preventable healthcare utilization. We’re fortunate to have the backing of partners with expertise in scaling enterprise and consumer digital health solutions. Together we aim to change the day-to-day life of people with chronic respiratory disease and the physicians who care for them.

– David Van Sickle, Co-Founder and CEO, Propeller Health