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Knok is the “most investable” startup according to the Global Investment Forum

Maybe it happened to you before: Someone’s sick at home, neither serious enough to go to the closer Hospital Emergency Room nor negligible to treat as a common flu. But where are you going to find a doctor that can visit you soon in the commodity of your home? This is the problem knok is trying to solve – a Portuguese startup that investors and alike found the “most investable” at the Global Investment Forum.

We spoke with José Bastos and Tiago Craveiro from knok to find out a bit more beyond the 3 minutes’ pitch. The company is currently raising £450.000 (€590.000) in a seed round that is almost closed (you may have a last opportunity to enter the round). The service is currently available through iOS and Web apps, in Porto and Lisbon. The Investment will fund the Android version of the mobile app and a larger roll-out, in Portugal and most probably the UK.

It seems that Uber is being alerted in their news clipping about the “Uber for doctors” and that image sticks nicely to the service. On one hand, users/patients have clear indications of the available and closer doctors, next to a customer rating and a brief résumé – this is even a bit beyond Uber’s model, but customer expectation for a healthcare service demands it. On the other hand, doctors wait for a call and grab a big chunk of the service fee, making it “more appealing than working for a clinic”.

Knok beat the competition that pitched today at the Global Investment Forum, integrated in the Scale Up for Europe initiative and the European Business Angels Network Congress, hosted in Porto. More on the event from us soon.

Here are the 32 startups which were selected to pitch at the event:

“Most investable” winner: Knok – doctor on appointment at home

“One to watch” winner: Clickly – in text content advertising

Bucket list – life goals social commerce
Cadel Deinking – remove ink from plastic bags
Canard drones – airport sensors inspection drones
Carbon out – crowdfunding carbon offset investments
Climber – revenue management tool for independent hotels
Deal Matrix – startup investment survey and reports
Findster – children and pet tracking device and platform
Food & Tapas – Mediterranean food e-commerce
Football Chat – soccer predictions
Helppier – user support platform
Homeit – remote door control
King of App – app development open source platform
Loqr – authentication and fraud prevention for banks
Moviinn – moving abroad services platform
Virtual Lifecycle Engineering – simulation software
Obuu – spare parts management for aviation
Pet universal – veterinary hospital management software
Plan Penny – project management for creative freelancers
Printelize – sales management software for 3D printing stores
Relevante – social and content sales platform
Slimtrader – independent hotel software with real time reservation
Smart Helix – agriculture management software
Spero – public services crowdsourced maintenance
Startup Network – software for the startup scene
Teiimo – t-shirt fitness device
Textil Energy – portable solar energy products
TopDox – document cloud security and collaboration platform
Totem interactive – digital interactive advertising
Ukowapi – location based digital addresses for Africa
Xpton – irrigation solution

Reinaldo Ferreira
Reinaldo Ferreira
Reinaldo Ferreira is a serial entrepreneur and investor in technology companies. He lives in Porto and writes mostly about Portuguese startups and technology topics.

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