TigerText Pounces On $8.2M

Santa Monica-based TigerText, a startup providing secure mobile messaging services for healthcare companies, announced today that it has raised $8.2M in a second round of funding. The round was led by Easton Capital and New Science Ventures. TigerText said it will use the funding to accelerate development of its products, which provides HIPAA-compliant text messaging to doctors, nurses, and others in hospitals an dclinics. Standard text-messaging does not meet privacy requirements for healthcare. The firm said that John Friedman of Easton Capital and Somu Subramaniam of NSV have both joined the company's board with the funding.