Originally written by Mary Ann Azevedo for Techcrunch, published on August 31, 2021.
Having a loved one with complex care needs can be incredibly challenging, and the lack of options out there to navigate finding access to care providers is almost shocking.
Our founders Melissa Danielsen and Melanie Fountaine know the struggle first hand, having helped take care of their brother, who had a developmental disability and severe epilepsy.
After he passed away 12 years ago at the age of 29, Melissa and Melanie became determined to dedicate their careers to making disability care accessible to families with complex care needs. The pair came up with the concept behind Joshin, a digital care platform that aims to connect care providers to families with specialized care needs. And today, that startup is announcing it has closed on a $3 million seed round of funding co-led by Anthemis Group and The Autism Impact Fund.
“For too long, people with special health needs and their families have been underserved and had fragmented access to disability care providers,”
Joshin will use this new capital to grow its network of provider types while also expanding its corporate benefits program, so employers offer an inclusive care benefit.