Healthcare costs are rising, driven by an aging population, medical advancements, and chronic diseases. Shortages of healthcare professionals, including doctors and nurses, lead to increased workloads and potential gaps in service provision. Integrating digital health technologies and electronic records poses opportunities and challenges, such as data privacy and leveraging technology benefits. Transitioning to a patient-centered, preventive care approach requires systemic changes and coordination among stakeholders.
We support innovative healthcare startups that offer cost-effective and scalable solutions. Investing in digital health technologies (telemedicine, remote monitoring, digital therapies amongst many others) can help improve efficiency, access, and quality of care. Backing startups focused on preventive care, patient engagement, and personalized medicine can contribute to shifting the healthcare paradigm towards a more sustainable and patient-centric approach.
Pre-Series-A to Series-B
€500k to €3m
As a venture capital investor in digital health, we bring significant value to our portfolio companies through our extensive network of investors and startups in the health sector, providing valuable connections and resources for growth. Additionally, our access to partners, including health insurers, enables strategic collaborations and market opportunities. With our deep understanding of the industry and track record of successful deals in the segment, we offer expertise and guidance to help our portfolio companies navigate the complex landscape and maximize their potential.
This segment focuses on startups developing wearable technologies and remote monitoring solutions to track and manage patients' health conditions outside of traditional healthcare settings. These devices may include smartwatches, fitness trackers, biosensors, or implantable sensors that collect real-time health data. Startups in this space aim to enable continuous monitoring, early detection of health issues, and personalized interventions, ultimately leading to improved patient outcomes and reduced hospitalizations.
This segment focuses on the development of software-based interventions that treat or manage specific medical conditions. These digital therapeutics often leverage evidence-based techniques and combine them with technology, such as mobile apps or wearable devices, to deliver targeted therapies. Startups in this field aim to enhance treatment outcomes, improve patient adherence, and offer cost-effective alternatives to traditional pharmaceutical interventions.
This segment involves startups that specialize in collecting, analyzing, and deriving valuable insights from health-related data. These startups may develop algorithms, machine learning models, or artificial intelligence systems to process large volumes of healthcare data, including electronic health records, wearables, and genomics. Their goal is to provide healthcare providers, researchers, and policymakers with actionable information to improve patient care, enhance diagnostics, and optimize resource allocation.
This segment encompasses startups dedicated to revolutionizing home care by leveraging digitization to enable elderly and chronically ill individuals to maintain their independence for an extended period. By harnessing digital technologies, these startups aim to optimize the delivery of care services, fostering efficiency and enhancing the overall experience for both patients and healthcare professionals.
This segment focuses on vertically integrated end-to-end business models which integrate telemedicine consultations, virtual clinics, physical appointments and digital therapies as well as remote monitoring into a seamless experience. It also includes startups that focus on one of these aspects of the patient journey. These startups aim to improve access to healthcare, enhance convenience, increase quality and efficiency and reduce the need for in-person visits.
This segment comprises startups developing mobile applications and digital tools that promote health and wellness. These apps often include features such as fitness tracking, nutrition guidance, mental health support, sleep monitoring, and stress management. These startups aim to empower individuals to take control of their health, provide personalized recommendations, and encourage healthy lifestyle choices.
As a venture capital investor in digital health, we bring significant value to our portfolio companies through our extensive network of investors and startups in the health sector, providing valuable connections and resources for growth. Additionally, our access to partners enables strategic collaborations and market opportunities. This includes our partnership with CSS, Switzerland’s leading health insurer, which we support in the implementation of its investment activities under the brand of SwissHealth Ventures. With our deep understanding of the industry and track record of successful deals in the segment, we offer expertise and guidance to help our portfolio companies navigate the complex landscape and maximize their potential.