London health tech firm raises £23m Series A

Your.MD, the creators of the self-care app Healthily, has raised £23 million in Series A funding.

The app supports people find safe and personalised information, guidance and support for their health, and is used by millions of people for self-care.

The company has reported user growth of 350% in the last 12 months, with users accessing information on a range of conditions from conjunctivitis to throat irritation.

The investment follows an initial round of funding led by RB and existing shareholders in 2019. As part of the now-completed Series A funding round, the investment will support the growth ambitions across global markets.

In the last year, Your.MD launched its COVID-19 Symptom Mapper, that helps people compare their symptoms against global norms and gathers data to help researchers from academic and public health organisations such as Imperial College London. The Symptom Mapper has had more than 4 million visits to date.

In September, Healthily introduced its first co-branded app in India, together with Dettol, one of the leading global brands in health and hygiene.

Arjun Purkayastha, Senior Vice President —eRB at RB, said: “After an incredible year of growth, RB is delighted to strengthen our partnership with Your.MD to deliver better self-care access and tools for consumers all over the world. We are excited to see the global expansion of the Healthily app, which will create immersive, digital-first experiences for consumers.”

Matteo Berlucchi, CEO, said: “We’re delighted that our platform is growing from strength to strength and continues to attract best-in-class international partners that share our vision. Our relentless work toward democratising access to personalised healthcare information is progressing at pace and thanks to our strategic partnership with RB we are one step closer to reaching this ambitious, yet achievable, goal.”

The company has also appointed Chief Operating Officer, Jonathon Carr-Brown, former MD of NHS Choices, Geraldine Butler-Wright, (PayPal, Imperial College) as Chief People & Culture Officer, David Gross (Canon) as Chief Digital Officer and Dan Kaziyev, previously at Uber, who takes on the role of Head of Data and Insights.