auntbertha_logo_LRG_0Aunt Bertha, a social services search and referral platform, announced it has raised $5 million in venture capital.

Techstars Ventures led the Series B round of financing and as part of the deal, Jason Seats, partner at Techstars Ventures, will join the company’s board.

“There’s a lot of unnecessary suffering going on for many Americans including veterans, those with low income, and those with complicated medical conditions. Many don’t know about government or charitable programs that can help,” Aunt Bertha CEO Erine Gray said in a news release. “The growth capital will help us extend our lead as the number one search and referral platform for social services. We’ll also continue to partner with the most innovative health care organizations, community foundations and governments.” is a nationwide platform that lets anyone, anywhere search for services from health and human services pgorams provided by charities and government agencies. So far, 207,500 people have used the platform.

“What we liked about Aunt Bertha was that they found a way to provide a valuable service to folks in need but also put together a business model to support it. We were impressed with their customer list, which includes some of the country’s most well-respected hospitals, foundations and health insurance companies,” Seats, Techstars Ventures, said in a news release.