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Healthcare staffing marketplace Clipboard Health announced it had raised $80 million across two funding rounds, a $30 million Series C that wrapped up in February and a $50 million Series B from last year.
The startup said the financing brings its total raise to more than $90 million with a valuation of $1.3 billion. The Series C was led by Sequoia Capital and the Series B was led by IVP. 
Clipboard plans to use the investment to hire new workers in all areas, including sales and marketing, and to double the size of its engineering team. 
“The healthcare industry is suffering from intense labor shortages that ultimately impact patient care, and finding a solution now is critical,” CEO and founder Wei Deng said in a statement.
“Clipboard is offering a way forward by enabling facilities to fill shifts as needed and access a wider pool of talent, while empowering healthcare professionals to earn more and exercise greater control over their schedules. It’s win-win, and it’s the future of healthcare talent.”
Clipboard isn’t alone in the tech-enabled healthcare staffing space. Earlier this month, nurse-focused platform IntelyCare announced it had raised $115 million in Series C funding. Late last year, connectRN scooped up $76 million. Prolucent Health raised $11.5 million in a Series A round in December. 
Virtual ketamine therapy company Nue Life Health closed a $23 million raise, including a Series A round led by Obvious Ventures and debt financing from Western Technology Investment.
The startup offers at-home ketamine – a psychedelic drug that has been used for treatment-resistant depression – as well as a companion app, virtual health coaching and group sessions. The funding will go toward adding to its offerings and hiring clinicians as it expands into more states.
Source Health, which offers a tech infrastructure for providers building out their virtual care plans, has launched out of stealth with $3 million in seed funding, according to Fierce Healthcare
The seed was led by First Round with participation from Box Group and angel investors. Source’s pre-built tools include products for appointment scheduling, automatically routing tasks to workers, messaging, and managing intake forms and symptom assessments. 
Tech-enabled Type 2 diabetes care startup Ryse Health announced last week it had raised $3.4 million in seed funding.
The round was led by W Health Ventures, with participation from LifeBridge Health, Healthworx and individual investors. Ryse includes in-person care at offices in Arlington, Va., and Baltimore. Patients are provided with a continuous glucose monitor and a custom health-tracking app. They can also stay in touch with their care team through video calls, email and messages. 
“Traditionally, patients get healthcare once a year or a few times a year, while they are making decisions about and struggling with chronic conditions every single day,” cofounder and chief medical officer Dr. Erin Kane said in a statement.
“Part of what I love about our model is that we integrate into our patients’ lives so we can provide more frequent touchpoints and help along the journey, truly helping patients to keep up momentum and keep pushing things in the right direction.”
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