Healthcare technology startups have come to the forefront over the past year and will continue to dominate public interest for several years to come.
They continue to push the boundaries of medicine and technology, and many are doing amazing work to help those most in need. Aside from the obvious health challenge of 2020/21, there are many other issues that, were it not for these businesses, may have been sidelined or otherwise forgotten.
To highlight their important work, we have taken an up-to-date look at who is doing what in the healthcare markets…
These amazing businesses all make the grade for our list of Top 25 Healthtech startups…
Babylon is a digital health service provider that combines AI technology with the medical expertise of real people. Individuals can access personalised health assessments, treatment advice, and face-to-face appointments with a doctor whenever they require. Using the Babylon app, patients can talk to a physician within minutes via phone or video call, or they can make simple health inquiries using the text service to monitor their health with the comprehensive tracking system.
Total funding: $631.1m
BenevolentAI combines advanced AI and machine learning the newest scientific approaches to deciphering complex disease biology, generating original insights, and discovering more effective medicines. Benevolent AI’s unique computational R&D platform covers every step of the drug discovery process, powering an in-house pipeline of over 25 drug programmes from early discovery towards clinical phases.
Brent Gutekunst, Ivan Griffin, Ken Mulvany, Michael Brennan
Total funding: $292m
Birdie is a digital caretech company focused on elderly care at home. Birdie aims to provide holistic and tailored preventive care for seniors to age confidently in their own homes. Birdie’s platform helps care providers plan, monitor, and assess patients digitally. Birdie also helps to reduce administrative costs and enables carer check-ins and medication-related notifications.
Abeed Mohamed, Gwen Le Calvez, Max Parmentier, Rajiv Tanna
Total funding: $22.6m
Cera designs professional home care services and an accompanying digital platform to offer transparent, consistent, and efficient care. Cera has pioneered machine learning, AI, and data analytics technologies to transform the healthcare sector by helping its users to live longer, healthier and better lives at home by supporting care workers and predicting changes in the health of users faster than traditional methods. Cera has grown rapidly to become one of the largest home care providers in the UK.
Mahiben Maruthappu, Marek Sacha, Martin Ocenas
Total funding: $90.8m
Current Health helps to reduce health risks and high healthcare costs by monitoring, managing, and engaging patients at home through its remote monitoring platform. Patients wear wearable technology on their upper arm which tracks vital signs such as their respiration rate, pulse rate, body temperature, and movement. This data is then transformed into health insights.
Christopher McCann, Stewart Whiting
Total funding: $91.9m
DoctorLink was created to help individuals improve their experience with their GP and to help GP Practices to reduce their growing levels of demand. DoctorLink also uses a clinically certified Symptom Assessment tool and integrates with doctors’ Practices IT system to give tailored healthcare advice for what patients specifically require. DoctorLink also helps to book appointments with GPs or other NHS Services.
Total funding: $20m
Flatiron Health is a healthcare technology company that aims to improve lives by learning from the experience of every cancer patient and also to accelerate cancer research. Flatiron Health’s platform enables cancer researchers and care providers to learn from the experience of every patient. The company’s database platform transforms clinical and financial data from electronic medical records (EMRs) and billing systems that provide comprehensive support to cancer care providers and life science companies.
2012 – New York, USA
Nat Turner, Zach Weinberg
Total funding: $313m
HealthHero is a digital healthcare provider aiming to offers remote access to experienced doctors and expert clinicians directly to patients, insurance-policy holders, and employees. HealthHero combines human experience and expertise with the best technology to provide exceptional remote health consultations.
2019 – London, UK
Total funding: $60.3m
Hinge Health is a patient-centred digital clinic that treats chronic musculoskeletal conditions such as back and joint pain. Hinge Health’s platform has multiple functions including wearable sensors, an app, and health coaching to remotely deliver physical therapy and behavioural health.
2015 – San Francisco, California, USA
Daniel Perez, Gabriel Mecklenburg
Total funding: $426.1m
Huma is a global HealthTech company that is providing a modular platform to support digital ‘hospitals at home’, covering multiple different disease areas. Huma’s platform combines predictive algorithms, digital biomarkers, and real-world data to progress its predictive care and research goals. Huma uses digital biomarkers from patients in real life, using remote patient monitoring systems such as wearable technology. This then allows Huma’s partners to customise and commercialise digital health solutions.
Dan Vahdat, Rich Khatib
Total funding: $184m
LabGenius is a biopharmaceutical company that is developing protein therapeutics using a machine learning-driven evolution engine. Its protein engineering platform integrates several technologies from the fields of machine learning, synthetic biology, and robotics.
2012 – Oxford, UK
Harry Rickerby, James Field, Rhys Algar
Total funding: $28.7m
Lantum is an online platform that enables healthcare providers to manage their clinical workforce efficiently. Clinics use Lantum to manage freelance physicians and scout new ones using Lantum’s marketplace of vetted, experienced physicians. Lantum also allows clinics to perform compliance checks on physicians, rate them and pay them fast.
Ishani Patel, Melissa Morris, William Hoyer Millar
Total funding: $13.8m
Lightpoint Medical is a medical device company that develops intra-operative imaging technology to detect cancer during surgery. The company is developing a breakthrough intraoperative imaging technology called Cerenkov Luminescence Imaging (CLI). This ground-breaking technology has the potential to detect cancer in real-time during surgery, so doctors can proactively treat cancer.
Total funding: $33.4m
LloydsDirect (was Echo)
LloydsDirect is a free prescription management app that allows patients to order repeat prescriptions to their door. Previously known as Echo, it became a part of the Lloyds Pharmacy group, changing its name in July 2021. By telling LloydsDirect your prescription and your local GP, the app partners with NHS Digital to verify your information, and then delivers your prescription via first class Royal Mail, free of charge. The app will notify you when you are due to reorder and when to check in with your GP.
Sai Lakshmi, Stephen Bourke
Total funding: $11.5m
Lumeon is a digital health company that has established the market for Care Pathway Management (CPM). Lumeon addresses the healthcare systems flaws and helps to improve all steps of the CPM from scheduling and revenue management to clinical reporting and aftercare. Lumeon boasts impressive customers in the healthcare provision field, including BUPA, Nuffield Health, Alliance Medical, HCA, Optegra, and Newmedica.
Total funding: $78.6m
LumiraDx makes diagnostic-led care simpler and more accessible with smarter connected diagnostics and diagnostic-led care solutions to enable better outcomes in terms of health care, social care, and financial outcome. It offers proven solutions to help patients achieve health care transformation goals, reliably and affordably. The company’s clients universally deliver integrated, well-informed, and patient-centred care.
Jerry McAleer, Ron Zwanziger, Sumit Nagpal
Total funding: $239.8m
Medloop aims to provide connected healthcare by closing the loop between patients and doctors. This enables doctors to have a real-time overview of their patients and provides patients with better access to care. To achieve this, Medloop leverages millions of patient-years data and best preventive practices from their partner to build an advanced rule-engine and predictive analytics system.
Total funding: €6m
NeuroFlow is a platform designed to support health care providers in their pursuit of improving patient care. NeuroFlow’s HIPAA-compliant cloud-based platform facilitates health care providers to track, assess, and engage patients using evidence-based practices to support their mental health.
2017 – Philadelphia, USA
Adam Pardes, Christopher Molaro
Total funding: $31m
Oviva is a healthcare platform offering technology-enabled dietetic services. Oviva’s goal is to help people lead happier and healthier lives. Oviva has pioneered unique, personalised behaviour change programmes, via a smartphone app and learning portal to support dietitian-led behaviour change for conditions such as type 2 Diabetes and complex obesity. Oviva facilitates patients to achieve a better health outcome without the need for face-to-face appointments.
Kai Eberhardt, Manuel Baumann, Mark Jenkins
Total funding: $33m
Oxehealth has pioneered the world’s first medical device certification for software enabling a digital video camera to remotely detect pulse and breathing rate. This is highly transformative as it can help to monitor elderly and vulnerable people remotely. Oxehealth’s Digital Care Assistant is the solution for settings where a real-life assistant cannot always be present.
2015 – Oxford, UK
Total funding: $22.1m
Formerly known as Forward Health, Pando pioneers an app that is currently being used by more than 25,000 professionals in 200 NHS hospitals to facilitate more effective work. Pando Health is a messaging app that allows healthcare professionals to communicate securely. The platform also offers a task management feature that allows users to create patient lists and tasks that can be shared with the team and updated as they develop. The app also functions as a wellness tool, which improves workplace satisfaction and patient care.
Barney Gilbert, Lydia Yarlott, Philip Mundy
Total funding: $10.4m
PatientPop is a practice growth solution that is empowering healthcare providers to thrive in the digital age. PatientPop enhances each touchpoint in the patient journey to improve patient healthcare such as digital booking, and post-appointment follow-ups. PatientPop then simplifies the process of attracting more patients, managing online reputation, modernising the patient experience, and automating the front office, for providers.
2014 – Santa Monica, USA
Luke Kervin, Travis Schneider
Total funding: $125m
Push Doctor is Europe’s largest digital health company. In the UK, Push Doctor works in partnership with the NHS to serve more than 5.8 million patients across the UK, helping them to easily access healthcare through remote video appointments. Push Doctor’s technology helps surgeries manage demand, as well as matching patients with the right clinician.
Eren Ozagir, Matt Elcock
Total funding: $55.3m
Thriva offers a personalized at-home finger-prick blood test that enables individuals to easily track and improve their health. Thriva tests are analysed by their partner laboratories, the results are then reviewed by a GP, and the individual will receive their results in their Thriva dashboard with health insights, and actionable steps in the form of personalised health plans.
Eliot Brooks, Hamish Grierson, Tom Livesey
Total funding: $14.7m
Unmind is a B2B mental health platform that offers clinically-backed tools and training to create healthier, happier, more human organisations. Unmind’s platform focuses on a positive, proactive solution that caters to everyone’s mental health. Their digital platform includes learning and development, tools and training, assessments and insights, and support and signposting.
Nick Taylor, Nick Tong, Ry Morgan, Steve Peralta
Total funding: $63.2m
Vinehealth is an AI-driven platform that provides intelligent technology support to improve the quality of life and survival rate of cancer patients. The combination of behavioural science and AI supports people going through cancer treatment to manage their care.
2018 – London, UK
Georgina Kirby, Rayna Patel
Total funding: $2.9m
Zava is an online medical service provider that is offering consultations, diagnostics, and medication, negating the need for in-person visits. Therefore, Zava allows real GPs to prescribe real medicines in real-time, remotely. Therefore, the online doctor service makes it convenient and discreet to get medical treatment.
Amit Khutti, David Meinertz
Total funding: $33.7m
Our list below covers startups that are striving to meet some of the vital current health needs we are all experiencing, and we hope it helps to raise their profile and the vital services and resources that they bring to patients, communities and the world.
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