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The Pioneers of Digital Hematology: MicroHealth

  • MicroHealth founded in 2015 by Miguel Lara, revolutionizes healthcare with digital tools.
  • Raised $120K funding led by Y Combinator, showing industry transformation potential.
  • It prioritizes patient well-being, exemplified by the SCD Warrior app and strong privacy measures, earning user trust.

In today's rapidly advancing medical landscape, the integration of clinical value into healthcare processes is more crucial than ever. MicroHealth, a groundbreaking startup, is at the forefront of this transformation.

Their mission? To advance hematology by creating digital tools that not only add clinical and economic value but also revolutionize the way we approach patient care.

Founding Story

Founded in 2015 by Miguel Lara, MicroHealth emerged from a deep-rooted desire to make a tangible difference in healthcare. With over a decade of experience as a digital health startup CEO and a Managing Director in the healthcare sector, Miguel Lara's vision for MicroHealth was clear: to build a company that could harness the power of technology to humanize healthcare. (Source: Y Combinator)

Funding details

MicroHealth's commitment to its mission has not gone unnoticed. The startup has raised a total of $120K in funding, with its seed round led by the prestigious accelerator Y Combinator in August 2015.

This initial investment speaks volumes about the potential and promise that MicroHealth holds in revolutionizing the healthcare industry. (Source: Crunchbase)

What sets MicroHealth apart

MicroHealth's approach is simple yet profound: they aim to do what's best for the patient. This guiding principle is the cornerstone of their work, driving them to constantly innovate and push the boundaries of what's possible in healthcare.

They have built a team of experts in science, strategy, engineering, product development, user support, and data science, each member dedicated to advancing hematology through technology.

Unique features and achievements

One of MicroHealth's standout achievements is the development of the SCD Warrior app, which was showcased at the 2023 Sickle Cell in Focus Conference (Source: Microhealth).

This app, along with other digital tools, exemplifies their commitment to building networks of patients and doctors focused on hematology, tracking treatment events, predicting outcomes, and empowering users with timely information.

Source: Microhealth

Privacy and security

Privacy preservation is paramount at MicroHealth. They believe that patients should have full control over their personal data, which is why they go to great lengths to protect and anonymize all information shared on their platform.

This commitment to privacy has earned MicroHealth the trust of tens of thousands of users who rely on their platform to manage and share their health journey.


MicroHealth is not just another startup; it's a beacon of hope in an industry ripe for innovation. Their commitment to advancing hematology, coupled with their innovative digital tools and unwavering dedication to patient privacy, sets them apart as a true pioneer in digital healthcare.

As we look to the future of healthcare, MicroHealth stands as a shining example of what can be achieved when passion, innovation, and patient care intersect.

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Edited by Shruti Thapa