Health2Works, a Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK-based developer of an online platform to help families and carers better support ill relatives, raised £251k in funding.
Backers included venture capitalist firm Midven, which invested £151k through its Exceed and Early Advantage funds, and a number of angel investors.
The company intends to use the funds to take Rally Round and Ollie to a wider market.
Co-founded in 2009 by Steve Pashley and Roger Marlow, Health2Works has developed an app, called “Rally Round”, that gives relatives and carers the ability to co-ordinate practical help for a frail or ill family member. Network members are able to add and manage jobs or tasks that need completing.
The app is available for download from the App Store.
The company also offers “Ollie” – an interactive tool for paediatric speech and language therapists, which makes the process more fun for children and gives parents and teaching assistants the chance to monitor progress between appointments. The tool also offers the reward of CBBC online games after exercises have been completed.
Health2Works also provides:
– Amy, a tool to help stroke victims recover speech ability;
– Recap Health, a self-care site that features information from clinicians to help patients better manage conditions; and
– Ralfy, a search directory to help GPs find relevant community-based third sector services for their patients.