One Medical buys VC-backed Rise

One Medical Group acquired venture capital-backed Rise, a nutrition-coaching app, for an undisclosed amount. Rise investors include Google Ventures, Greylock Partners and Cowboy Ventures.


SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — One Medical Group, the national leader in technology-enabled primary care, today announced the acquisition of popular health coaching platform Rise. Rise co-founders Suneel Gupta and Stuart Parmenter, along with the rest of the Rise team, will join the One Medical team in San Francisco, Calif.

Rise’s visual, data-oriented approach to health coaching helps people make critical lifestyle changes and lose weight. Rise launched to strong demand in 2014 – selling out its first set of memberships in a single day – and has since grown rapidly, tripling its user base over the past 12 months. Much of Rise’s growth has come through word-of-mouth recommendations from satisfied customers. Rise recently expanded its scope of services beyond weight loss alone to include support for managing chronic conditions and other health goals, and in August, the company acquired HealthyOut, an app that helps users discover healthy food options at restaurants.

Rise’s technology will be integrated into One Medical’s broader 24/7 digital health offering, which also includes online and mobile tools that allow people to book appointments, renew prescriptions, connect with their medical team, and get treatment for basic health issues on the go.

“One Medical is building and investing in technologies that help us deliver on the promise of affordable health care for all. Health coaching is an important area of investment for us, since preventative care can make such a big difference in people’s health,” said Kimber Lockhart, One Medical CTO. “Rise has done a great job helping people make sustainable lifestyle changes through its innovative coaching platform. We look forward to welcoming the Rise team and customers to the One Medical family.”

“I’m extremely proud of the traction we’ve seen in such a short time and the results people have achieved through our platform,” said Suneel Gupta, Rise CEO. “Rise’s mission has always been to make high-quality care more accessible and affordable for people, and we’re excited to continue this mission at One Medical.”

Today’s acquisition news comes after a year of record growth for One Medical, including the addition of over 80,000 new members, expansion of its enterprise client base to over 200 organizations, and a $65 million funding round. One Medical now has more than 40 offices in seven major metro areas nationwide.

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