Opya, a San Mateo-based autism care startup, has closed a $15.4 million Series A funding round to facilitate autism early intervention.
The funding round counted with participation from new investors like Panoramic Ventures, SB Opportunity Fund, Disability Opportunity Fund, and Raven One Ventures, as well as previous investors Divergent Investments and Altitude Ventures. The round brings the total funding raised by the startup to $19.3 million since having been founded in 2015.
As part of the funding round, Austin Poole of Panoramic Ventures will be joining CEO Alden Romney, Opya founder Jonathan Wright, Jay Zeidman of Altitude Ventures, and Amol Deshpande of Divergent Investments in Opya’s board of directors. Poole referred to the firm’s participation in the round by stating:
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Alden and the team at Opya. We believe Opya’s outcome-driven approach to serving the neurodiverse population increases much needed access to care while staying laser focused on delivering quality therapy, thus raising the bar in ABA Therapy and improving the lives of the families they serve.”
With more than 1 in every 54 children being diagnosed with some form of autism in the United States, the demand for autism care is at an all-time high. Opya offers a solution that allows for in-home and telehealth therapy, facilitating early intervention to optimize the clinical outcome. Opya CEO Alden Romney referred to the startup’s mission by stating:
“Our mission is simple: we want to help as many children with autism as possible. We’re proud to partner with this distinguished list of investors as we move forward into our next phase of growth. Opya is a mission-driven company with a unique tech-enabled model that is changing the trajectory for children diagnosed with autism.”
The autism care startup will use the funding to scale its clinical care solutions, accelerate product innovation, and add top leadership talent, allowing its more than 100 employees to boost their efforts to fulfill the startup’s mission.