October 28, 2019
The NHS’ use of outdated technology is continuing to hinder the widespread adoption of video consultations across primary care in the UK, according to findings from a new report published by LIVI, the UK division of Swedish digital healthcare provider KRY.
In a survey of 100 GPs, carried out at the beginning of September, nearly 80% of respondents said “poor IT and tech support”,...
October 7, 2019
Juliet Bauer has been appointed managing director of digital GP provider LIVI in the UK, after joining the startup earlier this year from NHS England as VP of product.
Bauer, who was the first chief digital officer for NHS England, will replace Luke Buhl-Nielsen, who will be taking on a new role as VP for business development & operations for the global LIVI (known as KRY in the Nordic...
September 6, 2019
High street pharmacy chain Boots UK has unveiled this week a partnership with Swedish startup LIVI, known as KRY in the Nordic markets, to provide an in-store digital GP consultation service to its customers and NHS patients.
LIVI will initially be piloting an NHS service in a Boots store in north west Surrey, where it has already partnered with GP federations, followed by a private service in...
October 30, 2018
A Swedish digital health firm is launching its doctor-patient video app in the UK this week after signing two partnerships with NHS GP federations that will see it become available to patients registered with GP practices in North West Surrey and the North West of England - the NICS GP Federation and SSP Health.
The Livi app, known as Kry in the Nordic markets, can be used by patients aged 16 and...
September 11, 2018
The Cadillac of gene tests? 23andMe is considering a $749 premium gene test offering, considerably more expensive than the $99 to $199 products the company has offered thus far, CNBC reports. Some users received email notifications about a premium service at that price, but clicking the link did nothing. According to 23andMe, it’s only testing user interest and has no plans for a roll out.
June 13, 2018
Stockholm, Sweden-based telemedicine app company Kry announced this week that it has raised $66 million (53 million euros) in Series B funding. The round was led by Index Ventures, and also included the company’s existing investors Accel, Creandum, and Project A.
According to a statement, the company will use the new funding to grow its staff, with the eventual goals of deepening market...
June 29, 2017
Stockholm, Sweden-based Kry, purveyors of an app-based telemedicine service, have closed on almost $22.6 million in Series A funding led by Silicon Valley venture firm Accel Partners. Index Ventures, Creandum and Project A also returned to contribute to financing. The company received $6.8 million in seed funding August 2016, and the latest funding brings Kry’s total capital to date to $29.4...
September 2, 2016
Digital health funding in August
So far this year, MobiHealthNews has tracked digital funding that has reached nearly $1.35 billion. August was a healthy month for funding, bringing in $223.86 million across 19 deals, putting it slightly above the monthly average for the year. In the first quarter of 2016, digital health companies raised $770 million, and in the second quarter got almost $500...
August 23, 2016
Swedish digital health startup Kry, which connects patients with healthcare professionals via video, has raised $6.8 million (€6.1m) in seed funding led by London and San Francisco-based Index Ventures and Stockholm-based Creandum. Berlin-based VC Project A also contributed.
Currently available in Sweden, Kry will use this investment to expand internationally and continue building up its...