Healthcare app MedShr clinches £1.5m seed investment
App will use finance to expand its global community develop educational and commercial partnerships
MedShr, the app and website for healthcare professionals, has secured £1.5m in seed funding led by former investment banker Karl-Georg Altenburg and the family office of Udo Müller, founder of Ströer SE.
Founded in 2015 by Dr Asif Qasim, MedShr is a medical education tool enabling medical professionals to share knowledge and skills through the discussion of clinical cases and images.
The company, an alumni of the Founders Factory accelerator programme, claims to have over 120,000 doctors, dentists, medical students and other healthcare professionals as members, across more than 120 countries.
The finance will be used to expand MedShr’s global community and to develop educational and commercial partnerships.
Qasim commented: “Our rapid growth shows there is a real need for a credible and secure platform for medical professionals to share knowledge and support each other across a broad spectrum of specialties.
“We have seen amazing examples of how MedShr is being used as tool to improve doctors’ clinical practice with significantly better patient care.”
Altenburg added: “MedShr is connecting specialists from around the world who would otherwise only meet at conferences. We see this app now becoming part of daily practice and enhancing the learning of the next generation of health care professionals.
“We believe this has the potential to disrupt medical education and see the important role that smart technology plays in the future of medicine.”