Kinsa, a San Francisco, CA-based developer of smart thermometers, raised $17m in financing. Backers included GSR Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, FirstMark Capital and others. The company, which has raised $28.6m in total financing, intends to use the capital to develop additional smart products and services.
Led by Inder Singh, founder and CEO, Kinsa offers a suite of smart products and services, including its family of smartphone-connected thermometers, which records illness details and offers guidance on what to do next. Kinsa also shows common illnesses circulating within communities, and is advancing efforts to create a real-time health map to help track and stop the spread of illness.
The company products are now sold online and in more than 7,000 North American retail stores, including Target, Babies R Us, buybuyBaby and CVS.