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St. Louis Park Senior Care Company Raises $20 M, Adds UCare as Investor

  • Sep 13, 2021
  • Meaghan Puglisi
  • 1-min Read

Nick Williams, reporter for the Star Tribune, gets candid with Lifespark CEO, Joel Theisen, about the company’s recent investment and partnership with UCare, Minnesota’s largest Medicare Advantage provider.

Senior care company Lifespark is planning to use $20 million from a recent Series B round of funding to build upon its tech platform designed to help the elderly avoid trips to the hospital.

The St. Louis Park-based company announced Wednesday that Minneapolis-based nonprofit health plan UCare is a new investor, creating a partnership both parties say will lead to cost savings for seniors using Medicare and Medicaid health plans.

Read on for the full story in the Star Tribune

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