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Healthcare startup Visionable raises £6m

Visionable, the first video collaboration platform designed especially for healthcare teams’ advanced clinical needs, has raised £6 million in an oversubscribed Series A1 funding round. The private placement, completed within 24 hours, was led by West Hill Capital.

To meet unprecedented demand, Visionable is rapidly upscaling its operations by building up its team to be 60 strong by the end of June, from 14 employees in May 2019, accelerating technology research and development, and in international expansion.

In the four weeks since lockdown was announced Visionable increased video conferencing hours by 1,607%, facilitated 4,200 hours of patient consultations and onboarded 16,000 NHS staff in using the video streaming technology.  From Q4 2019 to Q1 2020, revenues at the company increased 6.5 times.

Alan Lowe, CEO & Co-Founder of Visionable says: “At a time when the pandemic has significantly limited patients’ ability to see their doctors, we’ve experienced a surge in demand for our video collaboration platform which enables consultations to take place anywhere, at any time.

“Healthcare systems globally are having to adapt to new ways of providing the quality care and services their patients need and in ensuring that access to medical care is equitable. Our technology saves clinician’s and patient’s time, while bridging skills gaps and distances by allowing consultations to take place on a secure online setting. We are experiencing significantly faster adoption of our technology with deal cycle time considerably reduced. This funding round will enable us to fast track our expansion plans and develop new functionality in order to meet growing demand.”

Health care professionals in the public and private sector are using Visionable for virtual consultations, multidisciplinary team meetings and to connect COVID-19 patients with their loved ones.

This includes Visionable’s Connect App which, in collaboration with WIFI Sparks, allows hospitals to offer virtual visiting to patients whose families and friends might not be able to visit them.  Faster adoption of telehealth will also further help the NHS deal with the backlog of patients that are now re-entering the system.