Nuna is a health-technology startup headquartered in San Francisco, California. We partner with organizations to make a positive impact through data-driven healthcare projects.
Nuna is the Korean word for big sister. Founder and CEO Jini Kim is ‘nuna’ to her brother Kimong, who was diagnosed with severe autism at two years old and grand mal epilepsy at eight. Faced with the possibility of debilitating medical debt, at age 9 Jini helped her immigrant parents navigate the convoluted American healthcare system and managed to register Kimong for Medicaid.
Repairing American healthcare became Jini’s life work. Nuna was founded on the belief that connecting healthcare payers, providers, and patients with insights derived from data is a critical foundation for healing this ailing system.
In 2013, Jini and CTO Joey Liaw were enlisted by the White House to save the embattled rollout of healthcare.gov. In 2014, Nuna began work on the first standardized data platform for Medicaid, which stores the data of over 73 million poor, disabled, and children across the United States. Over this time, Nuna also began working with large, self-insured employers and health plans to improve quality of care for their populations. In two rounds of funding with Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, John Doerr, and others, Nuna has raised over $90 million dollars.
Today, Nuna has grown to over 110 engineers, data scientists, designers, and experts in economics, health policy, privacy, security, and corporate operations. We are united in our dedication to a brighter future for American healthcare.