“For the open round that we have right now, we have about $2.8 million left, but I think we’d consider taking $5 million if we found the right partner,” Clearsense CEO Gene Scheurer told the Business Journal.
Clearsense spun out of another Jacksonville-based company Scheurer founded, Optimum Healthcare IT, in 2012, and consequently has focused primarily on health care clients. Optimum recorded $150 million in revenue last year with 72 major hospitals and health care systems as clients, according to Scheurer.
“It was a nice, natural progression to move them over [to Clearsense],” said Scheurer.
However, Clearsense is now broadening its target market beyond health care.
“Now, we are going agnostic,” said Scheurer. “The challenges are the same essentially in health care and other fields. [Clients want] the ability to curate that data, govern it and make sense of it, whether for efficiencies, for revenue generation or just a source of truth.”
Scheurer noted the company has $40 million in revenue in its pipeline and has already begun pitching to non-health care companies.
Growth going forward will require a larger footprint, but Scheurer expects that footprint to grow primarily in Jacksonville and Florida.