Spotlighting HealthTech Innovators on World Health Day
Today is World Health Day. After a year like no other, its become clear to all of us that access to medical support and healthcare is not equal or universal across the world. Its something the World Health Organisation are trying to change. On this focus day, they want all leaders to tackle inequalities, drive collaboration and gather meaningful data to help identify where the issues lie.
Alongside and as ever, there’s an enterprising and positive health story to share too. Out of this pandemic have emerged some incredible entrepreneurs, resolving age old health challenges through innovation and technology.
As an agency that supports the global game-changers in health as well as the fast growth tech disruptors, we think @WorldHealthDay is a perfect time to spotlight and celebrate some of their achievements!
Lets start with a UK fast riser. WarnerPatch is the brainchild of MelissaBertholt who has created a connected medical device business for better monitoring of patients. With an engineering background, Dr Melissa Berthelot, is a Fellow at the Enterprise Hub of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Particularly focusing on developing patient-centric tools for clinicians, she has experience in fast-tracked medical device prototypes development and conducting in-vivo clinical studies.
Her motto is “from people, with people, for people” and her mission is to make medical monitoring accessible to everyone.
Just last month, Polish healthtech startup Airly raised 2.7m euros to address air quality and scale it globally. Founded in 2016, Airly provides actionable insights about air quality with its AI-driven algorithms that predict air pollution for the next 24 hours with a verifiability of up to 95%. Airly gives customers across the globe an environmental intelligence platform by installing networks of sensors that track all the key pollution markers – particulate matter (PM1, PM2.5, PM10) and gases (NO2, O3, SO2 and CO). Airly’s R&D department is also partnering with mobility companies to roll out sensor-equipped cars & scooters to track air quality with even higher resolution.
That fund was led by @firstminute capital, an early stage venture fund led by @brenthoberman And of course, we must not forget the investors and health tech community helping to make these health tech pioneers share and scale their concepts. @OctopusVenutures launched a new 112.5m euros global fund to invest in early stage health tech startups and Crista Gali Ventures launched a new fund last year to support healthtech entrepreneurs.
Last but certainly not least, we celebrate @womenofwearables. A global community of female healthtech change makers, transforming knowledge and investment opportunities for pioneers in a range of healthtech products and services from wearable technology to AI and femtech. Check out their 2021 conference schedule HealthTech Conferences – not to be missed!
There are many healthtech entrepreneurs making rapid transformations in health access for communities that are sometimes overlooked. We celebrate and support all their ventures in 2021!
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