High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) is investing a seven-digit number in the health app LifeTime. Thus the company joins Innovationsstarter Fonds Hamburg (IFH) and an investor group made up of doctors, lawyers and entrepreneurs – all from the seed round. LifeTime has already received multiple awards for innovation and entrepreneurship.
The Hamburg-based startup was founded at the end of 2014 by physician and entrepreneur Dr. Johannes Jacubeit, with the aim of bringing about digital change in hospitals and medical practices.
“Doctors are now surrounded by high-tech devices, but patients are still always given handwritten slips and CDs to take away with them. It just doesn’t fit!” says Dr. J. Jacubeit.
With LifeTime patients can now store and manage their health data digitally on their smartphones. All the documents – reports or x-rays – can be imported directly into the app after medical consultations. Also the patient can provide this information to the doctor he is visiting afterwards. Rapid and direct access to previous reports are available on patient’s smartphone. This is all made possible by a small piece of connective hardware for medical practices and hospitals.
LifeTime is currently being tested in 20 Hamburg medical practices. The new investment will be used to improve the app and grow its user base in Germany and abroad. The number of employees will also be increased from seven to 15 over the next few weeks to facilitate that growth.