QCA Invests in Healthy Roster to Advance Mobile Sports-specific Electronic Health Record

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Queen City Angels invests in Healthy Roster’s mobile app which makes it easy for parents to connect with Certified Athletic Trainers, from local area hospitals, when their kids get hurt playing youth sports

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"Our vision is for our app to help more hospitals, more sports medicine departments help more kids!" --- Nathan Heerdt, CEO of Healthy Roster

Queen City Angels today announced an investment in Columbus, Ohio-based Healthy Roster, creator of a mobile sports-specific electronic health record. Healthy Roster’s mobile app makes it easy for parents to connect with Certified Athletic Trainers, from local area hospitals, when their kids get hurt playing youth sports, while also helping trainers log and track injuries of kids they train. The company plans to use the investment to scale its sales efforts and to continue product development.

“Our vision for our app is to help hospitals and their sports medicine departments cover more kids,” said Nathan Heerdt, CEO of Healthy Roster. “Instead of just focusing on local area high schools, trainers can now cover middle schools and youth leagues with our app. More coverage means more support and less risk for youth athletes/sports.”

As a Columbus-based start-up, Healthy Roster was introduced to QCA through Rev1 Ventures and Ohio Tech Angels, which led the early stage round of funding.

“QCA has been amazing to this point, and it’s made clear through their due diligence process that they are dedicated to supporting and growing Ohio-based start-ups,” added Heerdt. “The Midwest can be a hard place to raise large rounds of funding, but by starting with angels groups like Ohio Tech Angels and Queen City Angels, you can build early momentum with organizations dedicated to giving local startups their first real funding round. We’ve met some great people through QCA and recently added Ted Capossela to our board.”

“Nathan and Healthy Roster are introducing an innovative and timely solution to a significant challenge for young athletes, parents and athletic trainers across the country,” said Capossela. “We are impressed with what Nathan has accomplished to this point with the company’s technology and broad list of partners in the medical field and athletic training industry also recognize the challenge with injury management. Healthy Roster has quickly found its footing in sports medicine, and we are excited to help the company continue its progress.”

About Queen City Angels
The Queen City Angels (QCA) is a group of more than 50 experienced accredited investors who provide funding, support and guidance to early-stage growth companies in the Cincinnati area and surrounding region. QCA members, which include former C-level executives and entrepreneurs, draw from their personal operating and management experience to evaluate opportunities and provide on-going mentoring to young businesses with exceptional growth potential. Since 2000, QCA members have directly invested approximately $50 million in nearly 80 portfolio companies. The total capital invested in these companies, including QCA members’ capital, syndication partners’ capital, follow-on venture capital funds and venture debt is in excess of $410,000,000. CB Insight recently ranked QCA second out of 370 national angel organizations. For additional information, visit http://www.qca.com.

About Healthy Roster
Based in Columbus, Ohio, Healthy Roster has one mission – help healthcare organizations utilize technology to better support parents, coaches, and youth athletes with athletic training services.

Healthy Roster’s mobile sports-specific EHR, makes it easy for Athletic Trainers to add, track and edit injuries on the go. And with integrated live video chat, coaches and parents can reach their Athletic Trainer when an injury does occur when the athletic trainer is not present. Health Roster also gives Sports Medicine departments a dashboard where they can track injuries system-wide and ROI. For more information, visit HealthRoster.com.

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Queen City Angels
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