Tag Archives: blackberry

Sweden’s Engaging Care raises $800,000 for its digital healthcare SaaS

Engaging Care , a Swedish heathtech startup co-founded by Charlotta Tönsgård, who was previously CEO of online doctor app Min Doktor before being asked to step down , has raised $800,000 in “pre-seed” funding to continue building out its digital healthcare SaaS. Backing the burgeoning company are a host of well-established angel investors in the region. They include Hampus Jakobsson (venture partner at BlueYard Capital and co-founder of TAT, which sold to Blackberry for $150 million), Sophia Bendz ( EIR at Atomico and the former Global Marketing Director at Spotify), Erik Byrenius (founder of OnlinePizza, an online food ordering company sold to Delivery Hero) and Neil Murray’s The Nordic Web Ventures . With the aim of dragging healthcare into the digital age, but in a more patient-friendly and patient-centred way than tradition electronic medical record systems, Engaging Care is developing a SaaS and accompanying apps to bring together patients, healthcare providers and partners to be “smarter and better connected”. Unlike software and digital services that work outside existing healthcare systems, the startup’s wares are billed as being designed to work within them. It is initially targeting people with long-term health conditions. “There has been tremendous progress made in the healthcare sector over the last decade. New advanced drugs, new methods for surgery and other treatments, but how healthcare workers share important information with the patient and the interaction between caregiver and patient still basically happens the same way it did 50 years ago,” Tönsgård tells me. “The systems of today are still designed around the doctor – even though we might spend as little as 15 minutes with him or her every year, but hours, days and years alone with our condition. On top of this, most western healthcare systems are struggling financially, with an ageing population, more prevalence of chronic diseases and a shift in expectations from the public, adding to the challenges”.

Read More »

Tech founders as Founding Fathers — here’s who’s who – Mashable

Mashable Tech founders as Founding Fathers — here's who's who Mashable It's time to celebrate America. What better way to cheers to the old white men who created America than to honor the middle-aged white men who still control it? Of course, in America today, some of our politicians don't command much reverence or respect. and more »

Read More »

Instagram’s IGTV app goes live on Android and iOS – Phone Arena

Phone Arena Instagram's IGTV app goes live on Android and iOS Phone Arena The new video channels will be accessible directly from a button within the Instagram app when the update rolls out over the next days, but the company has also launched a stand-alone IGTV app for Android and iOS that you can download right now if you ... Welcome to IGTV – Instagram Instagram Press Instagram's “IGTV” video hub for creators launches tomorrow TechCrunch Introducing IGTV | Instagram for Business Instagram Business all 1,132 news articles »

Read More »

BlackBerry Key 2 will be announced on June 7 in New York – Mashable

Mashable BlackBerry Key 2 will be announced on June 7 in New York Mashable As the guy who reviewed the phone for Mashable , I was pretty impressed. It's chunky, but sleek. It has a physical QWERTY keyboard at a time when no other phone maker includes one on their devices. The camera is pretty good (for a BlackBerry ), battery ... and more »

Read More »