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Censinet Raises $7.8M in Series A Funding to Transform Third-Party Risk Management for Healthcare Providers

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Censinet,
the third-party risk management company for healthcare providers, today
announced that it raised $7.8 million in Series A funding co-led by HLM
Venture Partners and Cedars-Sinai Health System with participation from
seed investors Schooner Capital, LRVHealth and Excelerate Health
Ventures. Censinet will use the funding to build out the Censinet
Platform’s vendor risk management capabilities, scale its go-to-market
team, and accelerate adoption of the Censinet Platform by healthcare
providers and their vendors.

“Censinet solves a significant cybersecurity and risk management problem
that healthcare CIOs and CISOs must address today,” said Vin Fabiani,
Partner at HLM Venture Partners. “We’re excited to partner with
Cedars-Sinai to help Censinet accelerate adoption for its third-party
risk management platform in partnership with the world’s leading
healthcare organizations.”

In addition to the funding, Censinet also announced today the launch of
the Censinet Platform, which is the first and only third-party risk
management platform built by and for healthcare providers to manage the
threats to patient care that exist within an expanding ecosystem of
vendors (please see “Censinet
Launches Industry’s First Third-Party Risk Management Platform Designed
Exclusively for Healthcare Providers
,” issued April 23, 2019).

“Third-party risk management is inefficient and a costly process for the
healthcare industry at a time when resources are especially scarce,”
said Darren Dworkin, Senior Vice President and CIO at Cedars-Sinai
Health System. “We see a big opportunity for a leader to both deliver a
solution and improve compliance. Censinet’s singular focus on
healthcare, their experienced team and commitment to security-first
innovation position them perfectly to lead in this emerging and critical
space.”

As part of the investment, Vin Fabiani will join the Censinet board of
directors. The company also maintains an advisory
board
that includes C-level executives of top-tier healthcare
providers and vendors who have served as design partners during the
development of Censinet Platform.

“Censinet set out to overthrow the vendor risk management status quo in
healthcare, delivering a solution that is at a fraction of the time and
cost of antiquated approaches,” said Ed Gaudet, CEO and Founder of
Censinet. “We’re very excited to have HLM Ventures and Cedars-Sinai join
us as we help leading healthcare providers dramatically improve how they
manage and reduce third-party vendor risks to patient care delivery.”

About HLM Venture Partners
HLM Venture Partners is a leading
venture capital firm providing capital to emerging companies focused on
health care services, health care information technology and medical
devices. HLM has over $500 million of venture capital under management
and works with the leading growth companies that are improving the
quality of health care while reducing overall costs. HLM supports
entrepreneurs as they turn innovative ideas into market-leading
businesses, offering guidance on financial structuring, resource
allocation and deployment, strategic planning, strategic introductions,
and recruitment. HLM has been a lead investor in some of health care’s
most innovative companies including: Change Healthcare, Teladoc, Nordic
Consulting, ArroHealth, TYRX Medical, MedVentive, Trizetto and
Healtheon. For more information, please visit www.hlmvp.com.

About Cedars-Sinai
Cedars-Sinai is a national leader in
providing high-quality, patient-centered healthcare encompassing primary
care as well as specialized medicine and research that leads to
lifesaving discoveries and innovations. Since its beginning in 1902,
Cedars-Sinai has evolved to meet the healthcare needs of one of the most
diverse regions in the nation, continually setting new standards in
quality and innovation in patient care, research, teaching and community
service. Today, Cedars-Sinai is widely known for its national leadership
in transforming healthcare for the benefit of patients. Cedars-Sinai
impacts the future of healthcare globally by developing new approaches
to treatment and educating tomorrow’s physicians and other health
professionals. At the same time, Cedars-Sinai demonstrates a
longstanding commitment to strengthening the Los Angeles community
through wide-ranging programs that improve the health of its most
vulnerable residents.

About Censinet
Censinet provides the first and only
third-party risk management platform built by and for healthcare
providers to manage the threats to patient care that exist within an
expanding ecosystem of vendors. With its unique Censinet One-click
Assessment™ capabilities and Digital Vendor Catalog™, the Censinet
Platform reduces the time to assess vendor risk from weeks to seconds,
while automating inefficient workflows and providing continuous
real-time insights into the changing risk profile of each vendor.
Censinet is based in Boston, MA and can be found at https://censinet.com/