Montreal-based Dialogue raises $4 million, announces Ontario expansion

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Dialogue, which allows employers to offer employees access to healthcare through mobile, announced a $4 million seed round. The Montreal-based company also announced that it would now service Ontario.

The investment in Dialogue was led by Diagram — which announced a $5 million investment in Collage last week — and includes BDC Capital, Hacking Health Accelerator, and “a group of experienced entrepreneurs.”

“We are excited to announce our first expansion outside of Quebec, accelerated by particularly strong demand from Ontario employers,” said Cherif Habib, co-founder and CEO of Dialogue. “This marks the beginning of accessible virtual care to employers across all of Canada.”

Dialogue launched in October 2016, and counts Power Corporation, McKinsey & Co, Wealthsimple, and law firm BCF among its clients. The platform gives employees on-demand access to primary care, mental health therapy, and professional coaching.

The company said it has attracted medical specialists and generalists to its team, which is helping the company tackle a wide range of medical verticals like travel medicine, paediatrics, mental health, nutrition, and preventative care.

“Dialogue represents the future of healthcare in Canada. By combining dedicated providers with leading- edge technology, Dialogue breaks the traditional model of patients displacing themselves to obtain care, instead offering service to patients wherever they are,” said Dr. Mark Dermer, a family physician working with Dialogue and the managing associate at Central Ottawa Family Medicine Associates. “Working with their team gives health professionals the opportunity to offer timely, patient-centered care in the many circumstances when travel to an in-person visit is unnecessary.”

Jessica Galang

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