HomeTouch lands $200,000 from Silicon Valley VC and launches nationwide

The start-up has also improved its search functionality, allowing users to browse for care professionals with specialist skills or a second language

Online homecare platform HomeTouch raised $200,000 via Silicon Valley venture capital (VC) firm 500 Startups, prior to its nationwide launch this week, according to TechCrunch.

It’s believed the start-up has used the funding to improve its search functionality, with users now able to browse for care professionals with specific attributes, such as specialist skills with dementia, a driving license, or a second or third language.

Founded back in 2015 by former NHS doctor Jamie Wilson, the tech start-up matches families requiring home care services with freelance care professionals using recommendations, experience, skill set and flexible pricing.

Just last July, HomeTouch took its total funding to £1.7m after raising £700,000, with Global Founders Capital (GFC) and Passion Capital among the backers.

Prior to its nationwide roll-out, it was operating in London and Brighton.

Speaking to TechCrunch, 500 Startups’ Matt Lerner says of Wilson:

“[He] understands the issues that face families, and puts a premium on trust and the quality of care. He’s a smart operator and he’s built a strong business,”

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