Toronto – August 20, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
On July 31, 2019, Telus Health acquired Akira Health (“Akira”), a portfolio company of the GreenSky Accelerator Fund I, for undisclosed terms. The GreenSky Accelerator Fund I had invested in Akira in 2017.
Akira’s virtual care platform was built with a vision to bring world-class, affordable healthcare to Canadians, while dramatically improving both the patient and provider experience. The acquisition will give Akira’s customers access to Telus Health’s offerings, as well as products and solutions for insurers, employees, and employers that will be co-developed by Akira and Telus Health.
GreenSky would like to congratulate John Mozas, Dan Pawliw, and the rest of the team at Akira.
Additional press coverage is available on Betakit.
About Akira Health
Akira, founded in 2015, was originally acquired by Right Health in 2017, with the amalgamated company continuing to operate under the Akira brand and platform. Right Health was founded in 2016 with a vision of providing a combination of virtual and face-to-face care to optimize the health and engagement of Canadians. Right Health has partnered with leading healthcare providers to facilitate easy patient access through a consumer-facing portal and app, linked with a patient’s electronic medical record.
About GreenSky Capital
GreenSky Capital Inc. makes investments in early-stage Canadian technology companies through its affiliated venture capital funds, GreenSky Accelerator Fund I, II and III, and through facilitating the GreenSky President’s Club, a FedDev-registered angel group. Our team brings a unique combination of experience in entrepreneurship, technology, law and finance to high-growth potential companies and dedicated entrepreneurs. Learn more about GreenSky at greenskycapital.com.