The UK-based care-tech startup Birdie has closed an $11.5 million Series A round of funding led by Index Ventures. Existing investor Kamet Ventures also participated in the funding round. The startup has raised a total of $22.9M since being founded back in 2017. It focuses on building tools for social care providers to drive efficiencies in a chronically under-resourced sector.
Birdie aims to support care providers with a suite of digital tools intended to reduce admin costs and make it easier to manage the care provided to individuals. The broader mission of the platform is to support care providers to offer more coordinated, personalized, and the hope is preventative care so that older adults can be supported to live for longer in their own homes.
“Technology can completely transform the way we look after the elderly and help them to age at home much longer, healthier and happier,” says CEO and co-founder Max Parmentier. “We felt that we could go way beyond — in terms of technology — becoming the operating system to be much more efficient in the way they deliver care but also to significantly increase the quality of the care delivered.”
By simplifying and streamlining data capture around elderly care via a digital platform, information about the care being delivered can be structured in a way that helps reduce errors and allows for problems to be spotted earlier when intervention might be highly beneficial.