Vine Health, a London, UK-based provider of an app that helps cancer patients manage and understand their treatment and lifestyle, raised £1.2m in seed funding.
The round was led by Playfair Capital, with participation from Entrepreneur First, Ascension Ventures and Tiny VC, as well as a number of angel investors including Simon and Michael Blakey and Pam Garside.
The company will use the funds to develop its platform and make key hires at its headquarters.
Founded by Rayna Patel, a Cambridge-trained doctor and NHS England Clinical Entrepreneur, and Georgina Kirby, a data scientist & former VP of leading health tech startup Touch Surgery, Vine is a digital health platform to support cancer patients during and after treatment.
The company’s mobile app helps patients going through cancer to track, understand and optimize their medication-taking, symptoms and lifestyle, to feel more in control of their treatments and its corresponding side effects.
Behind the scenes, Vine Health’s platform collects large-scale data on how particular drugs affect patients’ quality of life, creating crucial evidence for the development of new treatments.