On November 28, 2017, the health services business of UnitedHealth Group — Optum — announced the creation of Optum Ventures, a $250 million investment fund focused on expanding digital health care and machine learning. The goal is to help make health care more transparent, personalized, precise, and consumer-focused through Optum's in-house efforts, and by investing in new companies to help expand technology use in health care. Optum Ventures has initially invested in four companies: Apervita: the company raised $18 million in 2015 to fund a health analytics marketplace, a cloud-based, subscription platform for data analysis by . . .