Very happy to see Mindi Knebel’s medical ride-sharing startup, Kaizen Health Inc., completing their $3.8 million Series A financing round in late May. Tremendous achievement from a Chicago Woman Entrepreneur! I am so honored to witness Mindi’s rise to success, from the days at Matter few years ago as their Program manager to running a multi-million dollar enterprise. Congratulation Mindi and many more successes. We need more and more Women Power in Chicago!

This Chicago company works with Lyft and Medical Transportation Management, another woman-lead firm, to streamline scheduling and transportation for non-emergency medical care including hospital discharges, clinical appointments and clinical trials.

Lewis & Clark Ventures of St. Louis lead the financing round and was represented by Helen Ciesielski who sits on Kaizen’s board. MTM which provides nonemergency medical transportation all over the country invested $500,000 in Kaizen earlier. MTM CEO Alaina Macia also is a board member at Kaizen. Other co-investors in the Series A round include Ekistic, Hyde Park Angels, Acumen and Impact Engine.

According to industry experts the Non Emergency Medial Transport ecosystem is a more than $3 billion industry.

We are proud to see Mindi’s success in Chicago!