New parents-focused startup, Pacify, lands $1.1M for video visits with lactation nurses, dietitians

By Brian Dolan
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Pacify appEarlier this month Washington DC-based telehealth startup, Pacify, has raised $1.1 million from local accelerator Acceleprise and a dozen angel investors. The startup is initially focused on pediatrics and connecting new parents with lactation consultants, nurses, and dietitians via video visits through a mobile app. The company's service is not yet commercially launched but it is being used by a few dozen new parents in a closed beta pilot.

Pacify's CEO and founder Ben Lundin previously worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company where he mostly helped large hospital chains and academic medical centers on innovation initiatives, including telemedicine and tech-enabled health care delivery.

Pacify has 80 providers in its network so far and is able top operate in DC, California, Virginia, and Maryland currently.

Lundin recently told the Washington Business Journal that the service will cost $15-a-month, $75 for six months, or $125 per year.