The investment was led by Barmenia Next Strategies with participation from Venpace, DvH Ventures, and angel investor Philipp Götting.
Jan Seidel, MD at Barmenia Next Strategies, says, “Health is the most important resource we have as humans. HealthCaters is on a mission to prevent diseases while helping businesses become more effective and sustainable, reducing costs on insurance, sick leave and staff turnover.”
“A new era of data-based corporate health solutions”
Founded in 2020 by Lilia Kruse, a medical doctor, and Tatyana Eliseeva, HealthCaters is a healthtech startup focusing on making disease prevention accessible and affordable.
The startup claims to be addressing the urgent issue of preventable diseases in Germany where two people die every minute from such diseases. Traditional healthcare systems often overlook prevention, prompting HealthCaters to offer 360° health assessments.
Co-founder Tatyana Eliseeva says, “Preventive care is no longer a niche market. With the medical system becoming more reactive, people are realising that proactively taking control of their health is the most effective way to avoid illness and chronic disease.”
“Our goal is to establish ourselves as the go-to health assessment service for modern and health-conscious individuals that fit their busy schedules. We will continue to partner with corporates and health insurers to provide access to preventive healthcare to more people globally,” says Eliseeva.
HealthCaters claims to provide fast, affordable, and convenient preventive healthcare using a medical self-screening station and an AI-powered health coaching app. This reduces insurance costs, boosts staff engagement, and improves productivity.
The approach allows people to test 27 health indicators with virtual assistance, generating instant, evidence-based 360° health assessments and actionable recommendations.
Co-founder Lilia Kruse adds, “Unfortunately, the mindset of treating symptoms instead of preventing disease remains the widespread norm in modern medicine. But health does not begin the moment we enter a clinic, feeling sick. It begins the second we are born and is shaped throughout our lives.”
“People are demanding transparency and knowledge on how to control health outcomes. People no longer want to be spectators in healthcare – they want to be drivers. Now more than ever,” says Kruse.
HealthCaters says that the funds will facilitate the development of innovative healthcare solutions and help the startup make a significant impact in disease prevention.
The funds will also help expand the company’s team to make HealthCaters health assessments more accessible in Germany and expand to other international markets.
Due to high demand, the startup is opening screening stations in Berlin and hosting pop-up events across Europe.
Individuals can get quick check-ups and personalised health programmes in minutes. Expansions to more locations are planned, catering to the growing need for accessible and personalised healthcare services.
HealthCaters partners with companies like Barmenia, Cargill, and WeWork to enhance employees’ health through innovative screenings and personalised AI-powered coaching programmes.