Asabys Partners leads a round of $20 million in Sidekick
Asabys has recently led a successful round of financing in Sidekick, a company specialized in digital therapies. This round will allow the company to advance and consolidate growth in Europe and expand its operations to the U.S. Sidekick’s fundraising efforts have been supported by EIT Digital Accelerator. The company was chosen by EIT Digital as one of the top ten fastest growing high-tech companies in Europe.
Asabys achieves his particular sextet since the outbreak of the COVID-19 in Spain. Sidekick, a Nordic company of digital therapies, has closed a financing round of $20 million led by Asabys Partners (from its vehicle Sabadell Asabys Health Innovation Investments) and Wellington Partners, with the participation of the current investors Novator and Frumtak Ventures, as confirmed from the company.
That is the sixth investment led by the management company since the arrival of the pandemic in Spain and since the declaration, in March, of the state of alert in the country. Some of these rounds are led by companies such as Medlumics, Medasense, or Splice Bio. Sidekick is dedicated to creating digital therapeutic solutions and programs with a high gamma component, which transform the care, management, and lifestyle of patients with chronic diseases in multiple therapeutic areas. These can range from diabetes to ulcerative colitis and tobacco cessation.
The company will use the funds to validate and develop new therapeutic areas, drive product development to increase its leadership in patient retention and interaction, and strengthen its position as a provider to expand pharmacotherapies.
Read more details about the sixth investment led by Asabys and find the most important business news of the day with the Born2Invest mobile app.
Asabys has led rounds at companies such as Medlumics, Medasense, and Splice Bio in recent months
“The healthcare landscape has taken a significant turn this year as a direct result of COVID-19, accelerating adoption and demand for digital healthcare solutions; we have had a considerable increase in customers in recent months,” explained Tryggvi Thorgeirsson, CEO and co-founder of Sidekick.
The executive added that “our new investors bring immense value to the company, supporting our continued growth in Europe and helping Sidekick to expand its operations in the United States.”
Although the names have not been disclosed, representatives from Asabys Partners and Wellington will join the board of directors of the digital therapy company. Sidekick’s fundraising efforts have been supported by EIT Digital Accelerator. The company was chosen by EIT Digital as one of the top ten fastest growing high-tech companies in Europe. Since 2012, EIT Digital Accelerator has supported startups and growth companies that have collectively raised over $900 million.
Sidekick’s platform combines an evidence-based clinical approach along with behavioral economics and gamma-regulation
Sidekick was founded by the two doctors Tryggvi Thorgeirsson and Saemundur Oddsson, who worked for years treating tens of thousands of patients with lifestyle-related diseases.
Sixty-eight percent of all deaths are caused by lifestyle-related illnesses, and the two founders realized that a new approach was needed to prevent and manage chronic diseases. Sidekick’s platform combines an evidence-based clinical approach along with behavioral economics and gamma-analysis to help global clients expand the reach of their therapies. It is CE marked, a Class I medical device, and is scalable to forty different chronic diseases, thirteen of which are already active. Sidekick’s platform has also been adapted to remotely classify, monitor, and support people in home isolation diagnosed with COVID-19.
Asabys Partners is a venture capital manager specialized in the health sector, founded by Josep Lluis Sanfeliu and Clara Campàs and participated by Alantra. Its first investment vehicle, Sabadell Asabys Health Innovation Investments, was launched in 2019 and has the support of Banc Sabadell as a reference investor. With a target size of more than eighty million euros, it invests in companies in the health sector in its three verticals: digital therapy solutions, medtech, and biotech.
(Featured image by Adeolu Eletu via Unsplash)
DISCLAIMER: This article was written by a third party contributor and does not reflect the opinion of Born2Invest, its management, staff or its associates. Please review our disclaimer for more information.
This article may include forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “estimate,” “become,” “plan,” “will,” and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks as well as uncertainties, including those discussed in the following cautionary statements and elsewhere in this article and on this site. Although the Company may believe that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, the actual results that the Company may achieve may differ materially from any forward-looking statements, which reflect the opinions of the management of the Company only as of the date hereof. Additionally, please make sure to read these important disclosures.
First published in PlantaDoce, a third-party contributor translated and adapted the article from the original. In case of discrepancy, the original will prevail.
Although we made reasonable efforts to provide accurate translations, some parts may be incorrect. Born2Invest assumes no responsibility for errors, omissions or ambiguities in the translations provided on this website. Any person or entity relying on translated content does so at their own risk. Born2Invest is not responsible for losses caused by such reliance on the accuracy or reliability of translated information. If you wish to report an error or inaccuracy in the translation, we encourage you to contact us.
GreenIT and Copenhagen Infrastructure to Develop Three 2 GW Offshore Wind Farms
GreenIT was established in March 2021 and is dedicated to the development, construction, and operation of plants for the production...
Concrete Investing Launches €4.75 Million Crowdfunding Campaign
Concrete Investing has financed 24 real estate transactions to date in four years of activity, with about €46 million raised,...
Fintech Company Raisin Receives Unicorn Status After New Financial Injection
With the money from the new funding round, the fintech company now wants to develop new features that will "further...
Witti Finances Launches Activities in Ouagadougou
Through the official launch of its activities on March 21st, 2023, Witti Finances is now part of the Burkinabe banking...
Trichome Pharma Prepares a Greenhouse in Andalusia to Grow Medical Cannabis
Trichome Pharma envisions a greenhouse that will produce 20,000 seedlings per month. Among its agreements for the development of R&D...
Business2 weeks ago
Low Debt Companies Are Champs For Investors Amid Ongoing Fed Talks
Featured3 days ago
Corn Closed Higher Last Week and Short-Term Trends Are Up
Featured1 week ago
Rice Demand for Exports Was Slow to Moderate
Crowdfunding22 hours ago
Concrete Investing Launches €4.75 Million Crowdfunding Campaign