Sweden-based heath tech startup Engaging Care has raised $800,000 in “pre-seed” funding.
The round saw participation from Hampus Jakobsson (venture partner at BlueYard Capital , Sophia Bendz (EIR at Atomico), Erik Byrenius (founder of OnlinePizza) and Neil Murray’s The Nordic Web Ventures.
The fresh injection of cash will be used to further develop Engaging Care’s SAAS platform.
Co-founded by and Annica Belfrage, Engaging Care is a SaaS platform and accompanying apps to bring together patients, healthcare providers and partners to be “smarter and better connected.
Unlike software and digital services that work outside existing healthcare systems, the startup’s wares are billed as being designed to work within them. It is initially targeting people with long-term health conditions.
“Our ambition is to become the first truly global healthcare system; supporting us as individuals to be more in control, and to make better decisions about our healthcare and to provide digital tools for healthcare providers to share knowledge and use their resources more efficiently,” Tönsgård says.
“Our goal is to become the end-users first point of contact, but the clinics/healthcare providers are our customers. Right now we’re targeting specific clinics, but in the end, our platform will support any type of healthcare”.