MDLinking, an Amsterdam, The Netherlands-based provider of a medical app, raised €2.5m in seed funding.
Backers included Alec Behrens, who was one of the founders of Booking.com.
The company is currently in the process of raising an additional €15m Series A funding round.
Co-founded by Doctor Hans Flu and oncological surgeon and former Harvard research fellow in surgery Gijs van Acker, MDLinking provides an app for doctors to share their best practices around the world and treat patients on a global scale. The app, which combines live streaming with instant messaging and networking in a secure environment, has already been used by medical professionals from Europe, Africa, Asia and the US.
The app also gives access to a curated interactive educational library featuring live streams, training courses, huge volumes of research and in-house point of view, virtual reality and augmented reality productions.