Ro is an American telehealth company that diagnoses patients, and subsequently prescribes and delivers treatments. The company is headquartered in New York City.
Ro was launched in October 2017 as Roman by Zachariah Reitano, Saman Rahmanian, and Rob Schutz. Reitano’s experience with erectile dysfunction led him to cofound Roman. The company has both a telemedicine practice and a pharmacy to distribute medications for erectile dysfunction, hair loss, premature ejaculation, cold sores, and genital herpes treatments. In September 2018, the company renamed itself Ro and began marketing smoking cessation products, under the brand name Zero. In March 2019, Ro launched women’s health products aimed at menopause, such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness, under brand name Rory.
Patients fill out a dynamic online visit answering questions about their health, lifestyle, medical history, and symptoms. A physician will review the results and prescribe medication if appropriate. Medications will then be shipped in discreet packaging and the medicines will be refilled monthly or quarterly.
Ro says it has facilitated more than six million digital healthcare visits in nearly every US county since 2017, including 98% of primary care deserts. In March 2021, the company riased a $500 million Series D round in a deal led by General Catalyst, FirstMark Capital and TQ Ventures.
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