In the press

How Plume Is Using Mobile Technology And Telehealth To Build A Healthcare Company For The Trans Community

Steven Bertoni, Forbes
August 10, 2020

“About 1.4 million adult Americans are transgender, according to a study by UCLA’s Williams Institute. Each year people spend $5 billion on gender-affirming hormone treatments. Harvard estimates that the market for gender confirmation surgeries is as high as $20 billion.”

Trans Telehealth Startup Plume’s Early Success Is a Lesson in Tech Inclusivity

Nona Tepper, Build in Colorado
August 3, 2020

“Plume has designed every element of its platform with the transgender community top of mind.”

Why Plume? To Make a Difference in the World

Soltan Bryce
July 23, 2020, Harvard Business School

“I came to Harvard Business School to find my voice and make a difference. To do this, I knew I had to integrate my personal and professional aspirations. During RC year, I constantly asked myself: what is it that I am uniquely positioned to do? Through the learning, introspection and connection-making that is the heart of the RC curriculum, I found what I was looking for – and it is even better than I expected.”

Health tech company founded by UNC alumni brings care to N.C. transgender community

Isabella Sherk, The Daily Tar Heel
July 7, 2020

“Plume utilizes a virtual model in order to mitigate circumstances that would prevent a patient from getting the treatment they needed… These circumstances include not being located in close proximity to a clinic that provides these services, and insurance and cost restrictions.”

Health-Care App Offers Solace for Transgender Patients

Kate Murphy, The News & Observer
July 3, 2020

“Improving access to health care not only changes lives in the trans community, they say it can also create social change by reducing the stigma that transgender people face.”

For the transgender community, app offers an accessible, affirming health-care lifeline

Kate Murphy, The News & Observer
July 2, 2020

“Being able to access care through your smartphone, through the safety of your home or wherever is safe for you can be the difference between life and death,” Bryce said. “It can be the difference between living authentically.”

Accessible and Safe Trans Care With Plume

Out Front Magazine
June 29, 2020

“With Plume, the barriers truly are lifted, as the app has streamlined the initial stages to a 20-minute questionnaire. Within a couple weeks, folks can have their first video visit with one of the clinicians, and immediately, prescriptions are sent to the pharmacy.

How Plume Powers Fully Virtual Gender-Affirming Care Through Spruce

Spruce Blog
June 29, 2020

“Gender-affirming care is a departure from the outdated ‘one size fits all’ framework of a doctor dictating the same set of hormones and surgery for every trans person seeking medical care.

This Denver startup has created a virtual care network for the trans community

Nick Greenhalgh , ColoradoInno
June 25, 2020

“We at Plume believe that healthcare is a right and we hope that there is universal access for every patient.”

Plume Launches to Provide Telehealth for Trans Individuals

Nonna Teper, Built in Colorado
June 19, 2020

As the American medical system works to address the barriers to healthcare that trans-identifying individuals experience, Plume has launched as a custom telehealth service for the growing but underserved trans population.”

We Must End the Erosion of Black and Transgender Civil Rights

Matthew Wetschler MD MPH, Medium
June 15, 2020

“The violence on Black lives and trans lives illustrates the compounding layers of structural violence in our country. 

Plume is building a healthcare service specifically for the transgender community

Jonathan Shieber, TechCrunch
June 18, 2020

Investors back personalized telehealth service even as government pulls back support.”

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