Decoding #healthtech
8 October 2020
Unsplash © Christina Victoria

10 health tech startups shaping the future of healthcare in the UK

The health sector is home to plenty of key innovators. Maddyness has selected a few of the best London-based health tech startups, all of which are crafting creative and effective ways for us to look after our bodies and minds.


Created in 2015 and now used by over 100,000 people, Ryalto is the leading mobile app for communication between healthcare professionals. Flexible shift work is facilitated, enabling better patient care whilst delivering critical cost savings at the same time. Ryalto helps organisations connect, or reconnect, staff to their purpose by maintaining high levels of engagement.

Discover Ryalto


Founded by Dan Vahdat and Dr Rich Khatib in 2011, Huma is on a journey to use data to deliver good health for all by partnering with science, technology and healthcare professionals. It plans to use these insights to transform care for people everywhere.

Discover Huma


Launched in 2017, Birdie consists of 45 care, product, health and tech social entrepreneurs committed to transforming care for the elderly. Backed by Kamet Ventures and AXA – one of the world’s largest insurance groups – the health tech company is currently working towards accelerating its commercial and expansion phases in the UK and Europe. Birdie has won several prizes and recently was listed as one of the top 10 UK startups to watch in 2019.

Discover Birdie


Founded in 2013, BenevolentAI is the global leader in the development and application of AI and machine learning for scientific innovation. The company aims to accelerate the journey from inventive ideas to medicines for patients by developing AI to generate new treatments for some of the world’s 8,000 untreated diseases.

Discover BenevolentAI


Founded in 2014, Doctify is revolutionising the global healthcare market, enabling patients to search, book and review medical specialists online. The company strongly believes in the benefit of patient reviews, arguing that they strengthen the patient-specialist relationship by empowering people to make informed decisions. Doctify also recognises the exceptional dedication of doctors and health specialists.

Discover Doctify


iamYiam is an award-winning leader in predictive health technology that helps organisations improve the quality of life of their employees with the innovative app syd™. syd™ provides outcomes-based health planning to steer prevention strategies and track ROI. This means that organisations can view anonymous, aggregated data, while employees get personalised, goal-based recommendations and advice.

Discover iamYiam


Since its establishment in 2011, Vectorious Medical Technologies developed the V-LAP, a revolutionary in-heart microcomputer enabling optimal treatment for heart disease patients. Both quality of life and life expectancy are increased when it is in place. Vectorious is actively conducting clinical studies in Europe (Italy, Germany, UK and Israel) so as to obtain a CE mark.

Discover Vectorious


Founded in 2004, Perfect Ward is a health and quality inspection solution that makes quality inspections quicker, easier and more effective. Healthcare staff shouldn’t be spending more time doing admin work than caring for patients. The app makes quality inspections easy and more efficient and is usable across all clinical areas, including wards, theatres, care homes, and community and social care.

Discover Perfect Ward


Founded in 2015, Elder believes that nobody should have to go into a care home unless he or she wants to by focusing on quality, compassion and reliability. Elder has provided more than 350,000 days of care in 300 towns and cities across the UK as it’s building the alternative to the care home across the UK & Europe and aim to reshape how society looks after their elderly.

Discover Elder


Aequum has developed a product focusing on multi-morbidity early health diagnosis. It uses personal biometrics data, DNA analysis and genome sequencing, combining digital technology, public health education and targeted therapies to develop your personalised health programme, based on your diagnosis.

Discover Aequum