Healistic – a digital health app that lets users shop health and beauty products online in the UK – secured £1 million in seed funding from Christian Hieronimi, a healthcare technology entrepreneur.
With new funds, the startup plans to expand its services across all cities in the U.K.
According to the company’s website, the Healistic smartphone app was initially released in London. This year, the company plans to expand into other cities across the UK. As the company is working towards a full-service digital healthcare app, it will also continue to expand its initial offering, with ambitions to include rapid prescription delivery, telehealth consultations with Physicians and dietitians, and insurance claim handling.
Commenting on the funding news, Daniel Bulkin, CEO of Healistic, said: “This funding round has allowed us to introduce a product to market that will serve the digital patient at a crucial time. Against a backdrop of increased uncertainty within the NHS, including strikes and supply chain issues, Healistic aims to alleviate these pressures by connecting patients to the appropriate healthcare solutions through a trusted, centralized system. We believe that immediate healthcare should be accessible to everyone. Healistic is building a category leader in the ‘Open Healthcare’ revolution, a parallel to the ‘Open Banking’ revolution, which began in the last decade.”
Digital health startups offering online healthcare and medical products shopping marketplaces have raised nearly $13 billion in funding to date, according to our funding database. More recently, HealthKart, an online marketplace for shopping health and fitness supplements in India, raised $135 million in funding from Temasek. 1mg, an online marketplace for shopping medicine in India, raised $40 million from Tata Digital with participation from KWE Beteiligungen and HBM Healthcare. Netmeds, an online platform for shopping for prescription medicines in India, has raised more than $100 million in three funding rounds to date, from investors, including Tanncam, Investment, Daun Penh Cambodia Group, OrbiMed, and Sistema Asia Capital.
Click here to read more about the latest digital health funding news…