First syndicate investment by members of Wild Blue
Members of Wild Blue Cohort, the pioneering new business angel investment network in West London, have completed their first investment as a syndicate.
HomeTouch is an online marketplace that connects people looking for care with self-employed carers. Despite over 7,000 care agencies in the UK, families struggle to find high quality, affordable home care for elderly relatives. HomeTouch allows care seekers to perform localized searches of carers and filter for specific care experience as well as watch video profiles and read customer reviews.
Eight members of the Wild Blue network have joined forces to finance the growth of HomeTouch and one will join the company’s Board. The venture presented their plans to Wild Blue just over two months ago and members have chosen to finance almost the entire round.
HomeTouch was founded by Dr Jamie Wilson, a former NHS dementia specialist from West London who trained as a psychiatrist at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and Imperial College. Dr Wilson was a member of the London Business School incubator and HomeTouch was part of the Healthbox accelerator, an initiative supported by BUPA and Guys and St Thomas’s Hospital Charity. HomeTouch started operating in December 2014. More at http://www.myhometouch.com/
Wild Blue Cohort is a network of private ‘angel’ investors who want high quality, early-stage and start up businesses to thrive and prosper in West London. Wild Blue started operating in Spring 2014 with financial support from the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.
More information is available from David Barrie, Founder & CEO – 07775945302 – Twitter: @wildbluekc