Certintell Completes Seed Funding Agreement with Prairie Crest Capital


DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Certintell, Inc., a telemedicine technology firm, today announced the close of the final $150,000 of a series of seed round investments by Prairie Crest Capital totaling $850,000.

Headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, Certintell has used the proceeds from these investments to extend their platform from the web into a mobile application and accelerate its marketing efforts to providers that serve underserved populations, particularly Federally Qualified Health Clinics (FQHCs).

Founder Ben Lefever commented, “The partnership with Prairie Crest Capital has been invaluable to our development and growth, culminating in a series of contracts with provider organizations, most importantly the California Primary Care Association.  It has enabled Certintell to take the first steps in our mission to provide convenient, quality medical services to populations that receive insufficient care, particularly Medicaid insured groups.”

In addition to releasing its mobile platform, Certintell has also recently introduced its virtual waiting room feature that mirrors the patient and provider experience for an in person urgent care visit.

“This is a unique opportunity to combine new technology and business models to the $600 Billion Medicaid and underinsured marketplace,” said Barry Adams of Prairie Crest Capital and a board member of Certintell. “Enabling greater access and affordability of care to these populations is Certintell’s core mission, one that Ben and his team has demonstrated to have sustainability.”

About Certintell
Certintell is a telemedicine platform technology focused on providing affordable, sustainable access and affordability to underserved population.  Founded by Ben Lefever, a veteran of Genentech, they are based in Des Moines, Iowa.

About Prairie Crest Capital
Prairie Crest Capital is a Des Moines based Venture Capital firm that is focused on the AgTech sector, sustainable solutions, and underserved markets.  The firm was founded by Mark White and Barry Adams in 2016.

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