Top Speakers Take Centre Stage at Health.Pioneers

By September 13, 2017February 2nd, 2024No Comments

Johannes Schildt, founder of video doctor appointment platform KRY, will deliver a keynote talk on digital transformation in health care. Schildt’s company has redefined the notion of ‘going to the doctor’ by providing primary health care consultations via video in more than 20 languages. It’s the only app-based service of its kind in Sweden that has been certified with the CE (Conformité Européene) health and safety standard, and leads the market there.


The KRY app offers patients online appointments of up to 15 minutes, allowing them to skip the long and unhealthy waits that dog most medical practices. Another convenience is that doctors are available until as late as midnight. KRY also arranges home delivery of medication, issuing sick notes and the paperwork involved in a referral to an offline specialist.


All of the KRY doctors carry a Swedish medical licence, and while basic consultations cost a reasonable 25 Euros, these are free for patients under 20 or over 85. Payment, appointment requests – both ‘drop-in’ and scheduled are available – and the video call itself are all handled within the KRY app.

KRY already has a substantial user base of over 100 000 and recently raised $22.6 million in its Series A round, which was led by Accel. Creandum. Index Ventures also invested in the highly promising company.

Staying in Scandinavia, we’re also pleased to confirm that Finland’s Tommi Lehtonen, Founder of Blueprint Genetics, will be speaking at Health.Pioneers.

Blueprint Genetics works to make easy, quick and actionable genetic knowledge to the medical community. Using the OS-Seq technology co-developed by its Chief Technology Officer Samuel Myllykangas
to keep the costs reasonable, it provides the most comprehensive clinical-grade next-generation sequencing (NGS) on the market.


The company’s primary goal is to help practitioners find the best care solutions for those patients with rare inherited diseases, at low cost and in a short time frame. To this end it offers a comprehensive test menu covering 14 specialist areas from dermatology to cardiology to neurology.

Blueprint has bases in Helsinki, Dubai and San Francisco, and already works with around 400 hospital customers in over 40 countries.

Applications for startups to be selected for Health.Pioneers are still open until September 18, this coming Monday. Apply via this