“We are delighted to welcome an investment of €1M, which will enable us to further realise our vision of accessible medical diagnostics,” says Robert de Jonge, CEO of Homed-IQ.
Douwe Jippes, co-founder and managing partner of Healthy.Capital, adds, “Homed-IQ plays a crucial role in transforming healthcare in Europe by combining innovation and accessibility.”
“Through their advanced platform, they contribute to delivering sensible care, preventing unnecessary use of resources, alleviating staff shortages, and improving working processes in the health sector,” adds Jippes.
Healthy.Capital is an investment firm focusing on Dutch health and care startups. It offers smart capital and expertise, helping entrepreneurs build successful businesses in the digital health landscape.
Keeping diagnostic tests affordable and accessible in Europe
Homed-IQ is a company at the forefront of the European home medical testing market.
Home medical tests provide individuals with a simple and reliable way to monitor various health parameters, including blood markers and genetic information. These tests empower people to take control of their health and enable early detection of potential diseases.
Homed-IQ provides high-quality self-sampling health tests to consumers and offers diagnostic services to businesses, healthcare providers, and research centres. The company claims to streamline the testing process and offer a diverse range of products.
In Europe, these tests are increasingly customised to meet specific population needs, offering both general health checks and specialised diagnostics for chronic conditions.
In response to the rising demand for accessible healthcare solutions, Homed-IQ plans to expand into B2B markets, white-label solutions, and clinical research. Its strategic vision includes international expansion and product portfolio diversification.
Homed-IQ partners exclusively with certified laboratories, boasting a workforce of over 5,000 employees committed to “gold-standard” quality in analysis and diagnosis.
Its network of accredited laboratories throughout Europe ensures timely, high-quality test results, all conveniently delivered to customers’ homes.
Currently, Homed-IQ is active in Germany, Belgium, Austria, and the Netherlands.
How was Homed-IQ formed?
Homed-IQ, founded by friends Geert Brinkers and Robert de Jonge, originated from De Jonge’s personal experience with type 1 diabetes in 2019.
Frustrated by the complexity and inefficiency of traditional medical testing, particularly the inconvenience of regular blood tests, De Jonge envisioned a simpler, more accessible solution.
Partnering with Brinkers, they established Homed-IQ to transform the medical testing process.
Their goal was to create a flexible, user-friendly, and universally available at-home testing service. Homed-IQ aims to empower individuals by providing convenient, efficient, and affordable testing solutions, revolutionising healthcare accessibility and patient experience.