Mae announced its $1.3M pre-seed funding round this week!
Mae is a culturally competent digital health platform connecting Black expectant mothers with critical resources to drive positive pregnancy outcomes.
Many studies have shown that Black women do not have access to the same standard of care. This leads to deep inequities in maternal care outcomes, including a 3-4 times higher likelihood of Black women dying from pregnancy-related causes.
Maya Hardigan, Founder of Mae, noted, “Mae is reshaping the experience of Black expectant and new mothers by serving as a trusted, culturally relevant resource. As a Black mother, Mae is the resource I wish I’d had during my own pregnancies.”
As a Black mother, Mae is the resource I wish I’d had during my own pregnancies.Maya Hardigan, Founder of Mae
The investment led by SteelSky Ventures and including Avestria Ventures and Rhia Ventures will support Mae’s team to build towards its long-term product vision of becoming the go-to value-based, supplemental care approach to improve care for Black pregnant women.
Black maternal healthcare is a national crisisMaria Velissaris, Founding Partner at SteelSky Ventures
As Maria Velissaris, Founding Partner at SteelSky Ventures said “Black maternal healthcare is a national crisis… solutions like Mae are vital to empower women to access, educate and advocate their way to better outcomes.”