Tiger continues ferocious streak with Parallel
Tiger Global led a $20 million Series A funding round for virtual learning startup Parallel, marking its fifth digital health investment of the year and its third such deal as lead investor.
Why it matters: After emerging last year as the world’s most ferocious startup backer, Tiger remains on a spending spree.
Context: Digital health was a key focus area for Tiger this year and last. Already in 2022, the firm has:
- Led late-stage funding rounds for digital health infrastructure startup Wheel and disease detection company Viz.ai.
- Supported mid-to-late-stage rounds for virtual surgery training company Osso VR and eating disorder treatment startup Equip.
- Participated in an early-stage round for price transparency startup Turquoise Health.
💭 Our thought bubble: This could be the sign of an earlier-stage investing trend for Tiger, which also saw its partners recently commit $1 billion exclusively for early-stage tech funds, per The Information.
Details: Obvious Ventures, Barry Sternlich’s JAWS and insider Vine Ventures also participated in Tiger's latest digital health investment.
How Parallel works: Based in New York, Parallel focuses on diagnosing and supporting children with learning differences.
- After an initial consultation, Parallel matches students with a care team composed of psychologists, behavioral health therapists and speech therapists.