Digital disruptor in healthcare Certific has raised €7.4 million of investment to advance remote medical diagnostics led by Plural and backed by Specialist VC and angel investors such as Christopher North, former UK MD of Amazon. The funding will drive its product expansion and entry into new markets.
Founded in 2020 by Taavet Hinrikus, Liis Narusk and Jack Kreindler, the digital disruptor in healthcare provides scalable technology to enable remote testing, diagnostics and monitoring for multiple conditions.
By empowering patients with the knowledge and tools to safely self-test, Certific enables people to become co-contributors to their health, improving patient outcomes by providing technology that enables self-testing at scale, which helps detect illnesses at an earlier stage.
The platform has served patients to self-test over 100,000 times and was the first to launch fully certified remote Covid testing in the U.K. and Estonia. They recently launched UTI and STI remote testing services in the U.K. and Europe.
Liis Narusk, co-founder and CEO of Certific said: “We have ambitious plans of growth and we are confident that these will be achievable with the support of our investors and our dynamic approach to the future of healthcare.”
Taavet Hinrikus, one of the founding investors of Plural and co-founder of Certific, added: “The pandemic revealed many ways in which healthcare across the world is broken and it’s clear that technology and innovation can dramatically improve the way that people access healthcare. Having seen Certific’s work up-close from the start and the combination of medical expertise, technology and ambition, we’re confident that the business will make a real difference to patients’ experience, especially when it comes to accelerating treatment where it is needed. Leading this seed round, Plural is committed to supporting Certific, sharing our own experience of building impactful tech businesses.”
Gerri Kodres, Specialist VC added: “Certific has created a trust infrastructure, allowing both patients and medical service providers to feel at ease with the online at-home testing and diagnostics process and perform procedures within minutes instead of hours. We believe Certific’s technology and founding team’s execution skills can radically transform multiple fields of medical testing ranging from testing for prescription drugs to genetic tests to clinical trials.”