A quick glance at some of the ICT companies of tomorrow, who are getting a cheeky cash injection today.
Based in California, Jiobit develops indoor and outdoor smart location tracker for kids. With a smart tag and smartphone app, parents can find their kids anywhere; Indoors, outdoors, in over 120 countries and even in multi-level buildings. Tracking kids is nothing new, but the growth of IoT is making products such as this much more reliable and accurate.
It IoT for the real-world and with $3 million in investment from a total of nine backers including Projector Ventures, Graphene Ventures and Wakestream Ventures, the investment will be used to bolster the team, as well putting the final touches on the offering before taking it to market.
Berlin based Dalia has raised $7 million in Series A funding led by Balderton Capital, with participation from existing investors Wellington Partners, and IBB-Bet.
The market research segment has been facing challenges recently due to inaccurate statistics, but also limited demographics participating. Dalia’s approach is to embed questions into third-party apps and content, using mobile platforms primarily, to broaden the number and variety of participants.
How about Doctor-as-a-Service as the next acronym?
Doctolib is an online and mobile booking platform and management software provider for doctors, which allows patients to shop for a doctor in the same way they would a hotel on Booking.com. Potential patients use the site to search for different specialities, in various locations, and even book an appointment through the software.
The SaaS offering is currently being used by 17,000 health practitioners, present in 435 health facilities, as well as 6 million patients each month throughout Europe. It’s latest funding round (Series C) has bolstered bank accounts by $28 million, led by French public investment bank Bpifrance, alongside existing investors existing investors Accel, Pierre Kosciusko-Morizet and Nicolas Brusson.