Original Four Seasons founder backs Scottish care home tech start-up with five-figure investment and board expertise
A Scottish tech start-up whose disruptive software has been dubbed “the Facebook for care homes” has landed a five-figure investment from the original founder of Four Seasons Healthcare.
StoriiCare, whose innovative technology is transforming the way care homes interact with people with dementia, has secured the backing of Edinburgh-born serial entrepreneur Robert Kilgour, who has also been appointed as the company’s new non-executive director.
Care home veteran Kilgour, who now owns Musselburgh-based Renaissance Care after making his financial exit from Four Seasons in 2005, is a seasoned investor and property developer, as well as chief executive of Edinburgh-headquartered Dow Investments.
He said: “I am delighted to be both investing in and joining Cameron and his excellent team – their energy and enthusiasm is infectious and I look forward to us working together and having an exciting and productive time ahead.”
StoriiCare founder and CEO Cameron Graham, who is a graduate of Strathclyde University and Cambridge Judge Business School’s Ignite Programme, has already won a string of accolades, including Santander’s Digital Pitching competition and Strathclyde University’s Rising Star award in 2015.
He has made it his mission to improve lives through memories after taking inspiration from fellow patients, some of whom had dementia, during a stint in hospital where he recovered from kidney failure brought on by running a marathon.
Graham has, in the past, won the Young Scottish EDGE award and has recently been named as the first Scottish tech entrepreneur to land a fully funded place on We Are The Future’s 2017 Silicon Valley Accelerate Programme in San Francisco, following a successful pitch at the Edinburgh Startup Summit last year.
He said: “Robert’s appointment and investment is a great step forward for StoriiCare as we continue to build the business. His outstanding career, extensive experience and tested judgement in the care sector will prove invaluable.”
StoriiCare is a platform used by the care sector as a life story and reminiscence tool, enabling families and carers to collaborate by building life stories and preserving memories which really matter. These stories are accessible to families anywhere in the world. Each action delivered by care home staff is also logged on the platform and automatically documented for regulatory bodies.
The technology is currently used by a number of both privately-owned and Council operated care providers across the UK.
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