Sitka Secures $14M in Series A to Help Transform Specialty Care and Expand Partnerships
In 2018, we founded Sitka to help improve access to and delivery of specialty care across the nation. Today, we’re excited to share that we’ve raised $14 million in Series A financing led by Venrock, with participation from existing investors Optum Ventures, Homebrew, First Round Capital, and Lifeforce Capital.

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Gastroenterologist Jason Reich, MD, on Innovation in Telemedicine
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