Eargo closes $71m financing

Hearing device developer Eargo announced today that it closed a $71 million equity financing as it looks to expand its commercialization efforts.

New co-investors Gilde Healthcare and Longitude Capital led the investment, with existing investors New Enterprise Associates, the Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation and Nan Fung Life Sciences also participating. Gilde Healthcare’s Geoff Pardo and Juliet Tammenoms Bakker of Longitude Capital will join Eargo’s board of directors as well, according to a news release.

San Jose, Calif.-based Eargo intends to use the proceeds to expand commercialization for its virtually invisible, rechargeable, completely-in-canal, FDA-regulated exempt Class I hearing aid, along with its online hearing screening and telecare consultation and support.

“We are pleased to close on this financing round, which provides us with significant capital to fund our growth,” Eargo president & CEO Christian Gormsen…

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