Healthtech firm to create 70 jobs

Published: 29 August 2019

An Edinburgh-based start-up that is developing technology to tackle the UK’s care crisis aims to create up to 70 “high value” jobs thanks to a funding injection.

Care Sourcer has secured a £1.5 million regional selective assistance (RSA) grant to create the new posts and take its headcount to over 100.

Care Sourcer is a fantastic example of an ambitious, growing Scottish technology company that’s making a real difference to the quality of people’s lives...

Michael Cannon, Head Of Grants, Scottish Enterprise

 

The firm, which is headquartered at the capital’s CodeBase tech incubator, is hoping to tackle the care crisis via the first comparison and matching site for older people’s care provision.

Co-founded by Andrew McGinley and Andrew Parfery in 2016, the fledgling venture is already working with a number of NHS trusts across the UK and secured a major £8.5m investment round led by Legal & General and ADV in 2018 – understood to be the largest ever Series-A funding round by a digital tech company north of the Border.

Earlier this year, Care Sourcer hired a former Skyscanner director, Ilana Munckton, as its director of growth. Munckton oversaw a period of high growth at the global online travel site that was acquired by China’s Ctrip for £1.4 billion in 2016.

Care Sourcer’s board also includes former Skyscanner chief operating officer, Mark Logan, while former FanDuel senior director of engineering, Dr Graham Jones, became Care Sourcer’s own chief operating officer in 2017...

Full story via Edinburgh Evening News

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