Belong.Life has secured $14 million in Series B funding to advance and expand its cancer patient social networking and support app. The round was led by New York Stock Exchange-listed IQVIA, with other participants including The Group Ventures and other existing backers.
Founded in 2015 by noted entrepreneurs Eliran Malki, Irad Deutsch and Ohad Rubin after each lost relatives to cancer, Belong – Beating Cancer Together is a free patient navigation app that allows cancer patients and their support network to explore and better manage their treatment journey while improving their quality of life.
The company is also behind a patient engagement platform, launched in May, which is designed to improve patient engagement, education, compliance, satisfaction, auto-care coordination and efficiency.
Eliran Malki, co-founder and chief executive officer of Belong.Life, said:
“We at Belong are focused on building the most robust, hyper-personalized and configurable patient engagement and research platform. Starting with Belong – beating cancer together, we quickly grew to become the world’s largest social network and patient navigator app for cancer, collaborating with leading and disruptive researchers and publications in the market.
“Now, in addition to increasing our global cancer reach, Belong will bring its capabilities and expertise to additional diseases and stakeholders, to achieve the vision we established at the very beginning.”
The company will use the investment to advance and expand the app, which it claims is the world’s largest cancer social network.