Home care platform HomeTouch takes total funding to £1.75m

Rocket Internet's venture arm has led a £700,000 round to boost the start-up's marketing and development effort

HomeTouch, an online marketplace for home carers, has secured £700,000 funding from the venture arm of Rocket Internet; Global Founders Capital (GFC), with backing from existing investor Passion Capital and a number of angel investors.

This latest round takes the start-up’s total investment to £1.75m.

Founded in 2015 by former NHS doctor Jamie Wilson (pictured), HomeTouch matches families requiring home care services with freelance care professionals using recommendations, experience, skill set and flexible pricing.

The company, which initially only served Greater London, is in the process of nationwide expansion and says it will use the finance to invest in performance marketing and product development.

In an interview with TechCrunch, Wilson said of the investment:

“This will enable us to double down on being the true trust engine of social care. If you look on the carer profiles, you’ll see their ‘licence to practice’ plugs into the government Disclosure and Barring Service Database.”

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