Siilo, an Amsterdam, The Netherlands-based provider of a secure instant messaging app for healthcare professionals, raised €4.5m in funding.
The round was led by EQT Ventures, with participation from existing investors.
The company intends to use the funds to scale-up its user base across Europe, with a particular focus on the UK and Germany.
Founded in 2016 by Joost Bruggeman, a surgery resident, Arvind Rao, and Onno Bakker, founder from mobile messaging app eBuddy, Siilo provides an instant messaging app for healthcare professionals which keeps personal and professional data separate on the device, and stores patient information and related discussions in a secure encrypted vault. Content is not automatically backed-up to the cloud and synced across multiple devices in the household (as with consumer apps) and messages in Siilo are deleted every 30 days unless healthcare professionals request otherwise.
The app ensures medical teams can manage their workflow, securely collaborate on patients’ treatments and discuss challenging cases with their peers. As well as having instant, direct access to colleagues working in their organization, doctors can also tap into a broader network of expertise by searching Siilo’s verified user base.
It has recorded over 7.5 million messages processed per month and more than 100,000 users in renowned institutions such as St. George’s Hospital, London, and Charité Berlin, Germany. Organic adoption has also occurred in smaller home healthcare teams in California, US, and entire transplantation teams from Astana, Kazakhstan.