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Idinvest Partners: 7 million Euro Series‑A for TeleCLinic

Cate­gory: Venture Capi­tal
29. Novem­ber 2018

Munich / Frank­furt am Main — Munich-based tele­me­di­cine company Tele­Cli­nic has successfully closed its Series A finan­cing and recei­ved a capi­tal commit­ment of seven million euros from Idin­vest Part­ners to expand its market leader­ship in telemedicine.

Idin­vest Part­ners is a Euro­pean invest­ment company specia­li­zing in the SME segment, with more than eight billion euros in assets under manage­ment, which has alre­ady comple­ted more than 4,000 finan­cings throug­hout Europe. As one of the largest Euro­pean venture capi­tal inves­tors, Idin­vest Part­ners is able to support port­fo­lio compa­nies from seed finan­cing to later finan­cing stages. The company has previously funded digi­tal pioneers such as Allt­hings, Deezer, Wefox and Withings.

Just in Novem­ber 2017, Tele­Cli­nic had closed a seed finan­cing of two million euros. Now the next big step is about to be taken to scale the busi­ness model and provide digi­tal access to medi­cal care for milli­ons more pati­ents. New stra­te­gic part­ner­ships and marke­ting measu­res are plan­ned for this purpose.

Today, 50 percent of all private pati­ents in Germany alre­ady have free digi­tal access to doctors from 30 special­ties thanks to Tele­Cli­nic. The number of people with statu­tory health insu­rance is around nine million. This makes Tele­Cli­nic part of stan­dard care. For private pati­ents, e‑prescriptions are possi­ble throug­hout Germany via Tele­Cli­nic. For this purpose, the company coope­ra­tes with 7,000 phar­macies. Those with statu­tory health insu­rance are to follow suit in 2019 — initi­ally as part of a pilot project. Medi­cal services are available seven days a week, around the clock, and on holidays.

With annual growth of 3.8 percent, the health­care sector is growing signi­fi­cantly faster than the gross dome­stic product (source: BMWI Gesund­heits­wirt­schaft Zahlen und Fakten 2016). The health­care indus­try is thus a growth sector that is not depen­dent on econo­mic cycles. The private sector, for exam­ple medi­cal products or e‑health appli­ca­ti­ons, accounts for 21.3 percent of value added. Tele­me­di­cine is seen as a promi­sing future market.

Katha­rina Jünger (photo) , CEO of Tele­Cli­nicis convin­ced that tele­me­di­cine will play a central role in the German health­care system in the future: “The digi­tiza­tion of the health­care system is curr­ently advan­cing in leaps and bounds. We are actively helping to shape this deve­lo­p­ment and want to use Tele­Cli­nic to ensure digi­tal access to high-quality primary care across the coun­try. Germany needs tele­me­di­cine to effi­ci­ently meet chal­lenges such as demo­gra­phic change. People are getting older and, as a result, spen­ding is rising. Tele­con­sul­ta­tion alone has an esti­ma­ted bene­fit poten­tial of 4.4 billion euros. We are plea­sed to have gained a strong part­ner in Idin­vest Part­ners to digi­tally shape the future of health.”

Matthieu Baret, Mana­ging Part­ner at Idin­vest Part­ners and respon­si­ble for Venture and Growth Capi­tal, said: “Idin­vest Part­ners has made a name for itself as one of the highest-profile venture capi­tal inves­tors in Europe with invest­ments in well-known and successful compa­nies in the digi­tal and health­care indus­tries. The invest­ment in Tele­Cli­nic repres­ents another mile­stone in this stra­tegy. Tele­Cli­nic is a pioneer in a promi­sing busi­ness area and a market with great poten­tial. In an envi­ron­ment of demo­gra­phic change and incre­asing gaps in medi­cal care in rural areas, the company fulfills an important social mission. We are plea­sed to support Tele­Cli­nic in fulfil­ling this mission.”

About Tele­Cli­nic
Tele­Cli­nic is a digi­tal health plat­form and first point of cont­act for people who have ques­ti­ons about their health. The Tele­Cli­nic physi­ci­ans are available for pati­ents seven days a week and at any time of day — without long waiting times. Only physi­ci­ans with a German license to prac­tice medi­cine are admit­ted to Tele­Cli­nic. Medi­cal consul­ta­tion takes place via modern and nowa­days common commu­ni­ca­tion chan­nels. The pati­ent can choose whether the doctor’s conver­sa­tion takes place via video chat or on the phone, for exam­ple. Tele­Cli­nic is also a digi­tal pioneer in the area of e‑prescription: e‑prescriptions have been possi­ble for priva­tely insu­red pati­ents since the begin­ning of 2018. To this end, the company coope­ra­tes with 7,000 phar­macies in private prac­tice. To ensure that pati­ents can use the services of the Tele­Cli­nic free of charge, the company coope­ra­tes with various payers. Curr­ently, eight private health insu­r­ers and four statu­tory health insu­r­ers coope­rate with Tele­Cli­nic. In addi­tion, as part of the coope­ra­tion with the Asso­cia­tion of Statu­tory Health Insu­rance Physi­ci­ans in Baden-Würt­­te­m­­berg, all statu­tory health insu­rance funds in Baden-Würt­­te­m­­berg bear the costs for digi­tal health services via the Tele­Cli­nic infrastructure.

Data secu­rity is a top prio­rity: the Tele­Cli­nic app ther­e­fore complies with the requi­re­ments of the Medi­cal Devices Act for CE certi­fi­ca­tion. TeleClinic’s mission is to deve­lop digi­tal and effi­ci­ent alter­na­ti­ves for the German health­care system that bene­fit pati­ents, insu­rance compa­nies, health insu­r­ers and doctors. www.teleclinic.com

About Idin­vest Partners
Idin­vest Part­ners is a leading Euro­pean invest­ment firm focu­sed on the mid market. Curr­ently, Idin­vest Part­ners mana­ges assets of around €8 billion with more than 90 employees and has offices in Paris, Frank­furt, Madrid, Shang­hai and Dubai. The company has three busi­ness units: Venture & Growth Capi­tal, Private Debt and Private Funds Group. The company was foun­ded in 1997 as part of the Alli­anz Group and has been inde­pen­dent since 2010. In Janu­ary 2018, Idin­vest Part­ners merged with Eura­zeo. The merger has crea­ted a leading invest­ment company in Europe and North America with 15 billion euros in assets under management.

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