Edmonton, Alberta – June 28, 2022
Sprout Fund has completed its fourth investment in another Western Canadian startup – Victoria-based health-tech communications company, Care2Talk. The company has successfully completed a $1 million fundraise from a group of Canadian investors including Sprout Fund, Mavan Capital, E-Fund, WUTIF, and Cindicates.
Care2Talk (www.care2talk.io) provides a simple-to-use cloud platform for seniors to use in care homes that improves their access to caregivers and loved ones. The need came out of the founder’s own experience when he noticed the impact isolation was having on many residents at his grandfather’s assisted living facility. After investigating, he realized that traditional communications solutions were too complex to use and required assistance from staff in order to start calls to doctors, pharmacists, or family members, which further stretched already thin resources.
“During and after the pandemic, I knew it was time to start making a difference in senior care as 20% of our population will be over 65 by 2030. We’re thrilled to see our usage grow rapidly on simple connectivity. We are even more excited to launch Care2Talk Health, a telehealth platform fully dedicated to senior care,” said Jordan Schley, founder and CEO of Care2Talk. “Thanks to the team at Sprout.vc for believing in Care2Talk. Their investment will be making a substantial impact to those who need it the most,” he added.
Care2Talk has already gained incredible early adoption with assisted living facilities across the country. Through partnerships, with doctors and medical groups, it is building a communication platform foundation to provide additional telehealth services. “We are excited to invest in and help grow a company that is improving the quality of life for our aging population,” said Mark Benning, partner at Sprout Fund. “Their rapid market adoption is indicative of the challenges that have become apparent, globally, due to COVID-19 in the senior care industry, and which governments and private operators are actively looking to solve,” he added.
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Sprout Fund recently completed the first closing of Sprout Fund II in May 2022 and is actively raising additional capital from family offices and institutional investors looking to have significant impact in Western Canada. Interested parties can reach us at email@example.com. to learn more.