Seed Money Still Flowing for Sonoma County Startups

Steve Hart | Press Democrat | January 30, 2011

Tolven received $3.6 million in venture capital in the fourth quarter last year, its first round of venture funding since launching the business in 2006...

...For Tolven, the investment means hiring employees, improving software and expanding its medical records platform. The startup has 16 employees and plans to add four more this year.

It's also a validation of Tolven's technology, which allows the secure entry, storage and sharing of medical records by patients, doctors and other providers. The records can include medication lists, medical history, lab results, immunization records and doctors' instructions.

"Traditional vendors have not been able to provide health information across the entire spectrum," Jones said.