Healthtech start-up Vida secures £1m seed investment

London-based home care platform will use funding to launch a Brighton office and secure new local council partnerships

Vida, a health technology (healthtech) firm, has closed £1m in seed funding led by Hambro Perks, Barnaby Cardwell of Cardwell Technologies, Grima Ventures and a number of high-net worth angel investors.

Vida is a care technology platform that matches care professionals to elderly and chronically ill clients that require at-home care, aligning needs such as skills, gender, culture, location and other variables.

Claiming to be the first platform of its kind to be approved by the Care Quality Commission, Vida subjects its care professionals to rigorous background checks and training workshops.

The funding will be used to bolster its service in Greater London before the launch of a Brighton office that will cover East and West Sussex. It will also help secure new partnerships with local councils.

Naushard Jabir, Vida co-founder and CEO, said: “This funding allows us to continue developing and deploying the ground-breaking technology that makes Vida so unique.

“[…] Opening our Brighton and Hove office is the next natural step for Vida. We made the decision because of the overwhelming number of requests we received from the area, so it was logical to have local support staff on the ground.”

Dominic Perks, founding partner and CEO at Hambro Perks, added: “We’ve been working with Vida for some time now and have seen the company grow from strength to strength.

“Our investment will enable them continue to secure partnerships with local councils, helping the elderly and to repair the care crisis in the local community.”

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