Digital health start-up Wondr Medical, which helps doctors and medical professionals collaborate, connect, and discover medical information, has raised £12 million.
The seed funding round was co-led by Advent Life Sciences and Sonder Capital with participation from existing shareholders. Wondr Medical, founded in 2020, is the enabler for a new age of medical discovery, connectivity, and collaboration. The digital health platform recently on-boarded its 200,000th member.
An encrypted and HIPAA compliant web and mobile software platform Wondr Medical offers a secure way for healthcare users to share and discuss clinical information, such as sensitive patient data, between colleagues and across the global healthcare system.
Interventional cardiologist, founder and CEO, Dr. Justin Davies said: “The pace of change in global healthcare is accelerating, and we are handing out the shovels. Our mission is to enable the world’s medical professionals to come together as a truly connected community for the first time. After a successful beta in Cardiology, this investment will drive our expansion with the launch of our key strategic product, the ‘Wondr Medical Rooms’ mobile app; a transformative software for Healthcare Professional (HCP) collaboration. Greater access to expertise through better communication is the key that lets every doctor be the best they can be, for patients across the world.”
An early adopter of the platform has been Manesh Patel, chief of cardiology at Duke University Hospital, who said: “As doctors and healthcare providers across the medical field, the more we can pool and access our collective knowledge base in real-time, the more effective we can be. For too long our communications have been siloed and analogue, often in our own hospitals, let alone globally. Wondr Medical has shown us how becoming a fully connected community can be transformative to our clinical work.”
Shahzad Malik, general partner of Advent Life Sciences, added: “We are excited by Wondr Medical’s vision. The powerful ecosystem they are building will not only enable Medical Professionals to improve care, but also creates an effective channel-to-market for hundreds of medical start-ups. The last few years have challenged how HCPs and industry interact, with the big physical medical conferences and events cancelled, Wondr Medical have filled the gap impressively. We’re proud to help them in the next phase of their development to expand their capability for all medical professionals.”
Wondr Medical have recently strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of David Ellam as chief financial officer, Leyla Pope as chief operating officer, Max Peters as chief technology officer and Stephen Taylor as chief revenue officer.
David Ellam, the new CFO who has over 20 years of experience within life science companies said: “I am excited to join Wondr Medical at such an important inflection point for the company, particularly as the global medical community seeks to realise the benefits to patients of greater inter-connectivity for healthcare participants everywhere.”