University of Dundee
KickStart Challenge 2014 Winner
Christopher McCann, CEO of Current Health (formerly known as snap40), won the 2014 KickStart prize for his AI-enabled wearable which monitors patients remotely after they are discharged from hospital.
Chris graduated with a Masters in Computer Science at the age of 21 and then went onto medical school at the University of Dundee. During his course, and while working in hospital, Chris identified a key problem with the monitoring of patients. He noticed that some patients deteriorated because the warning signs were detected too late. Worn on the upper arm, Current Health’s wearable automatically prevents illness by detecting those at high risk.
In July 2018 the company closed an $8m seed funding round led by ADV, with participation from MMC Ventures and other private investors.
“Converge provided me with access to much needed pre-seed capital as well as introductions to a strong and varied network of other entrepreneurs and scientists”