From smart learning to active citizenship, here are the winning projects for the 2018 European Youth Award

The winners of the 2018 European Youth Award (EYA) have been announced in Graz, Austria, and we’d be remiss if we didn’t share the list with you. The European Youth Award is a pan-European contest encouraging young people, social entrepreneurs, and startups to develop digital solutions addressing today’s most pressing challenges. The yearly contest is […]

Luxembourg-founded medical booking startup DOCTENA secures €8 million

DOCTENA, a GP appointment booking platform headquartered in Luxembourg, has raised €8 million in funding. The company is planning to use the money to strengthen its positions in the markets it’s currently present on, namely Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. The startup’s platform aims at connecting doctors to patients, as well as […]

UK-based healthtech company Medopad acquired Sherbit as part of its US expansion

Medopad, the UK-based healthtech company that develops applications to connect patients with medical professionals, has acquired a Silicon Valley startup Sherbit for an undisclosed amount. Earlier in 2018, Medopad also opened offices in New York and San Francisco. Founded in 2011 in London, Medopad builds applications that collect and structure patient data from medical databases, […]

Swedish digital health startup Joint Academy raises $7 million

Malmo-based healthcare startup Joint Academy that provides “digital care” for osteoarthritis patients in Sweden has raised $7 million in a Series A funding round led by Alfvén & Didriksson. The startup plans to use the money to scale up its offering to countries outside Sweden. Joint Academy’s digital health platform connects osteoarthritis patients with physiotherapists […]

German fitness startup Freeletics raises funds from US investors for its AI-powered app

Munich-based fitness startup Freeletics has received a significant investment from a leading group of US-based venture capital firms including Courtside Ventures, Elysian Park Ventures, Causeway Media Partners, JAZZ Venture Partners, and ward.ventures. These VCs work with top US sports teams including the San Francisco 49ers, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Dodgers. “These investors […]

Healthera raises £3 million Series A to digitise health care across the UK

Cambridge-based digital health platform Healthera has raised £3 million Series A, in a round led by ADV with participation from Cambridge Enterprise. Healthera connects patients to a network of hundreds of pharmacies and NHS GPs, allowing them to order and track their prescriptions, access clinical services, and monitor their medication intake in one digital end-to-end […]