We See

The needs of health care consumers are more complex than ever before. We source innovation that can be scaled and integrated into business solutions to make meaningful change for real people, in real time.

Our Mission



Investing in better care.

Our mission-driven investments increase the efficiency and effectiveness of health coverage and health care to better serve and support individuals, solving for complex needs in a rapidly evolving market. 

We Join Hands with
the next generation
in health care

Zaffre Investments is strategically focused on improving the way health care is delivered to consumers. We fund solutions that have a tangible impact on access, affordability, equity, and experience by solving for current barriers to high-value health care.

Our investments support a new pace of health care innovation, with an eye toward operationalizing successful approaches.


We participate in investment
through multiple avenues.


Direct Investments

Funding for innovators across the growth trajectory aimed at scaling and integration.



Collaborative relationships help expand our reach and impact.


Health Equity Business Accelerator

Our program supports minority-owned companies addressing  health inequity.

Select Portfolio Companies

We support forward-thinking companies from across the health care ecosystem, at all stages of growth, solving for a diverse range of needs.

Online behavioral health support designed to help kids, teens, and their families thrive

Brightline is the first behavioral health solution designed to support kids and teens with a range of behavioral health needs through tailored online coaching and care that is inclusive of families.

Brightline’s innovative technology and evidence-based care is personalized for every age and offers resources and supports for parents or caregivers.

Healthcare financial engagement platform that creates customized interactions for every patient

Built from the best of consumer-facing technology, Cedar is a healthcare financial engagement platform that creates customized interactions for every patient.

Using intuitive product design and advanced data science, Cedar is a visionary platform to facilitate patient-centric financial engagement across the care journey.

Cloud-based management platform for personalized, non-emergency patient transportation

MedHaul enables access to safe, quality, and inclusive transportation services for often overlooked populations, improving their quality of life and care.

Using operational and population health data, MedHaul optimizes the patient transportation experience through health informatics, analytics, and population health best practices.

Online training solutions to reduce implicit bias and improve cross-cultural interactions

Quality Interactions provides accredited, research-based training in cultural competency and implicit bias for professionals across the healthcare sector.

Blended learning solutions develop organizational capacity to improve services and care for diverse populations with the ultimate goal of increased health equity.




Targeting 5-7 pilots/year



Driving solutions for 3M+ lives



Launched the Health Equity Business Accelerator, demonstrating commitment to funding solutions that address health inequities and increasing participation of entrepreneurs of color in health care

High praise from
our partners


We were so pleased to have had the opportunity to have had Zaffre as a strategic investor. Beyond capital, they provided a helpful perspective and insights at an important time in our company’s development.”

Lee Shapiro,

Former CFO of Livongo

Working  with the Zaffre team really accelerated our strategy and go-to-market with Blue plans, and gave us a wonderfully supportive early partner. We'd recommend the Zaffre team to any early stage company with an orientation to health plan partnerships. They are a pleasure to partner with.

Naomi Allen,

CEO of Brightline

We are thrilled to participate as a Health Equity Business Accelerator portfolio company.  This opportunity will allow SoHookd to amplify our mission of making wellness more accessible and affordable, so that we can play our part in bringing wellness to all.

B.J. Wiley Williams

CEO of SoHookd

Our Team

We are passionate about solving for real challenges by bringing new solutions to market.

Our focus on sourcing solutions capable of making monumental change for consumers is supported by deep experience in health care systems, finance, and investment.



We collectively bring over 200 years of professional experience in health care, finance, and investment.



We regularly serve on boards to support improved health care policy and practice.



We earn recognition for visionary work that includes one of the first risk-based payment models.


Michele Courton Brown

Michele Courton Brown

Managing Director
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Jazmine Coleman

Jazmine Coleman

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Flora Yu

Senior Manager
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