Healistic, an innovative HealthTech mobile app, has announced £1m in pre-seed funding from leading international investors.

Powered by the belief that healthcare should be available to everyone, Healistic is building an all-in-one universal healthcare platform.

From a user perspective, the app is already live for iOS and Android, and offers thousands of healthcare products, delivered conveniently to the customer’s doorstep in under 45 minutes.

Healistic has partnered with independent pharmacies across London, enabling them to access a digital channel and customer base they otherwise couldn’t reach.

The startup uses riders on eco-friendly bikes to deliver within 45 minutes.

The business was founded by Daniel Bulkin, a London-based serial HealthTech entrepreneur and ex-private equity investor in the technology and healthcare space.

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From consumer research, Bulkin found that customers were demanding a healthcare experience that was omni-channel, convenient, and fast, allowing them to understand and control their own healthcare management.

Healistic is on a mission to become the go-to D2C HealthTech mobile app, offering an end-to-end digital patient home.

This will take shape as a scalable marketplace model with SaaS tech solutions to connect pharmacies, insurers, and corporations with end users.

The mobile app has initially launched in London. The plan is to expand into other cities across the UK this year.

Healistic will also continue to build on its initial offering, with plans to implement speedy prescription delivery, tele-health consultations with GPs and nutritionists, and insurance claim management, as it moves towards a full-service digital healthcare app.

Bulkin said: “This funding round has allowed us to introduce a product to market that will serve the digital patient at a crucial time.

“Against a backdrop of increased uncertainty within the NHS, including strikes and supply chain issues, Healistic aims to alleviate these pressures by connecting patients to the appropriate healthcare solutions through a trusted, centralised system.

“We believe that immediate healthcare should be accessible to everyone. Healistic is building a category leader in the ‘open healthcare’ revolution, a parallel to the ‘open banking’ revolution, which began in the last decade.”

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Investor Christian Hieronimi added: “The launch of Healistic signals a true step in the direction of a deeply integrated and interconnected digital patient journey.

“The platform empowers patients to become active managers of their health and creates a comprehensive system to take the treatment, prescription, and therapy process to the next level.”

Kevin Heath, Healistic advisor and ex-Boots executive board director said: “As a first-mover in the UK healthcare space, Healistic is providing a modern and convenient customer experience while helping partner pharmacies expand their radius and customer reach.

“Healistic’s asset-light model will allow for quick expansion in terms of geography and service offering, which will be highly valuable for consumers and healthcare professionals.”