Originally published in PRNewswire / Washington
Jeenie, an industry-transforming virtual interpreting platform that connects clinicians and patients to live interpreters on-demand, today announced its Series A funding round of $9.3M led by Transformation Capital, a leading digital health growth equity firm.
The investment supports the growing need in healthcare for innovative solutions that meet the demands of increasingly diverse communities and integrate with modern technology. Currently in use in hundreds of healthcare facilities across the U.S. and expanding rapidly, Jeenie’s mobile and web platforms connect caregivers and patients to live interpreters in less than 30 seconds, in the moment of need and at the point of care.
“Jeenie was created to make language assistance ubiquitous, so anyone in the world can effectively communicate without language barriers,” said Kirsten Brecht Baker, CEO and Co-Founder of Jeenie.
“In healthcare in particular, this means being a voice for the most vulnerable, by ensuring clear, trusted and accurate communication between caregivers and all their patients. We are excited to leverage our partnership with Transformation Capital to expand our market reach, improve patient literacy, and support the delivery of efficient, equitable care.”