Unlike social media networks, messaging apps, and deep tech startups that get plenty of media attention, senior living might appear as a ‘niche industry’ hardly in need of a tech solution. Still, connectivity is a primary challenge for seniors and the caregiving staff. A Hasselt, Belgium-based senior living startup Cubigo raised €3.65M ($4.5M) Series A funding led by Urbain Vandeurzen, with participation from Transvision.
In its bid to capture the US market via complimentary partnerships, Cubigo also partnered with Lyft (ride-hailing app) and got approved as Apple mobility partner, a group of app developers who create solutions that change the way businesses work. The company aims to use the funding proceeds for setting up the US operations.