RDnote, a New Orleans-based digital health startup, will receive $250,000 in seed money from the Lafayette General Foundation's Healthcare Innovation Fund.
RDnote aims to improve the lives of people with chronic diseases by providing high-quality nutrition care in clinical settings and at home. The funding will allow the startup to pilot its product in partnership with Lafayette General Health System and accelerate its growth.
“We are so excited for RDnote to partner with Lafayette General Foundation because we’ll be able to use the investment funds to improve the flow of information between patients with chronic diseases and their health care providers in the Gulf Coast region,” said RDnote founder Molly Hegarty.
RDnote, which is housed at the New Orleans BioInnovation Center, was launched through Propeller, a business incubator that focuses on ventures planning to tackle pressing issues facing New Orleans.
Lafayette General Foundation’s Healthcare Innovation Fund was capitalized through a $1.5 million investment from Lafayette General Health and $1 million from the Louisiana Economic Development Corp.'s Louisiana Seed Capital Program.