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Meet the HealthTech startups pitching at Elevator Pitch LIVE 2017

Our Elevator Pitch LIVE competition will kick off bright and early tomorrow morning, so what better time to tell you about the exciting HealthTech startups pitching on the day.

The competition – our annual quest to find the top rising stars in UK technology –is sponsored by Kreston ReevesCisco, Stirling Ackroyd, EY and Digital Radish and will see 15 shortlisted startups pitch to a room full of entrepreneurs, investors and industry heavyweights.

Here are the top three UK HealthTech startups pitching tomorrow:



Thriva is building the ‘first’ preventative healthcare service, enabling remote access and using data intelligently to predict and prevent problems before they occur.

The London-based firm has developed a home blood testing service that delivers unique, comprehensive insights on consumers’ health and how they can track, improve and manage their wellness.

Aiming to make preventable diseases such as diabetes a thing of the past, Thriva has raised £1.7m to date.


Founded by an ex-Googler, Lysa is the ‘first’ cross-platform AI-powered nutrition assistant that helps users make better food choices, without following a restrictive diet.

Lysa is a chatbot on Facebook Messenger which uses natural language processing, GIFs, and emojis to give users engaging, tailored nutritional advice.

Users can ask Lysa for the healthiest option to order at their favourite chain, for general tips to eat a balanced diet, or even for advice to recover from a hangover.

The self-funded company launched just six months ago and currently has an iOS version in development.


HealthTech Cera

Cera is a multi-award winning and technology-enabled homecare provider, which has raised £3.2m from investors.

The London-based company has partnered with the likes of Uber, Gett and the NHS to deliver tailored care at home that helps clients maintain their independence.

In May 2017, Cera launched its social care bot ‘Martha’.

The firm aims to continue developing AI technologies in a bid to support its care workers with decision-making and diagnosis.

For more information on Elevator Pitch LIVE 2017, click here.