We researched top companies from the Swedish healthcare startup scene, so you don't have to. See our 7 picks to watch in 2023.
It’s no surprise that the Swedish healthtech sector is thriving, considering that Sweden’s home to one of the best healthcare systems and its society’s tech-savviness. The digital healthcare sector flourished during the pandemic, but the most successful startups were established a long time before that. In 2021, according to the “Sweden Tech Ecosystem” report, Swedish startups raised a record amount of funding, €7.8B, more than doubling the previous year's amount.
We are presenting 7 most interesting Swedish startups, varying from well-established ones to seed-round startups. Find out how technology is improving the healthcare sector daily.
Mindler is an online mental treatment app providing easier access to therapy. Patients can book video sessions with over 250 licensed psychologists anytime they need it, all within seconds. Online sessions are combined with in-app self-help programs including treatments for depression, anxiety, and emotion management.
Founded in 2018 by psychologists Rickard Färdig and Johannes Hatem, and physician Rickard Lgerqvist, Mindler has raised $13.2M in funding. Besides Sweden, the app operates in four more countries: Denmark, France, Netherlands, and the UK.
Founded in Sweden by Thérèse Mannheimer and Estelle Westling, the Grace Health app focuses on providing health clinic access for women in emerging markets. Women can track their cycle and symptoms, access information about fertility, and get support through 24/7 chat, all with discretion and security.
Grace Health is the #1 trusted women's health app across East and West Africa. The platform solves the accessibility problem by providing technology in a light way. Since 2018, they received a total of $2.2M.
Stockholm-based digital nutrition platform supports healthier eating habits. Simple tracking of meals, habits, and body measurements enables users to achieve their health and wellness goals. Various features support them on their journey, including affordable meal plans, customizable diets, and a variety of nutritious recipes.
Launched in 2013, Lifesum has now over 55 million users worldwide and is available in 11 languages. The company is proud to be the first digital nutrition platform that has been launched for Google Assistant.
Over 280 million people suffer from depression worldwide. As many of them experience side effects from medication, the founders of Flow Neuroscience invented a non-medication depression treatment. The Flow combines a brain-stimulating headset and an in-app treatment program. The best part? The app, including 50 virtual therapy sessions, is completely free.
The founders, Daniel Mansson and Erik Rehn, both have backgrounds in clinical psychology and computational neuroscience. The Flow has been helping people with depression since 2016 and received over $12M in funding.
The biggest digital healthcare provider in Sweden aims to improve the efficiency of healthcare. Doktor.se combines physical clinics across the country and online care provided by certified nurses, doctors, physiotherapists, and more. The first contact is always digital, enabling clinics to immediately free up resources for patients needing access to healthcare.
Since 2016, the company received $190M in funding and has grown to 1250 employees and over 880 thousand active users.
EsterCare is a femtech health platform improving women's well-being. It provides access to up-to-date knowledge about the reproductive system and women’s health. Patients seek help by booking online visits with midwives, gynecologists, and sexologists. The platform is now developing a custom treatment program tailored to their most common patient problem - menopause.
The idea started in 2020, during the pandemic, when the co-founder of EsterCare, gynecologist Helena Graflund Lagercrantz saw the efficiency of digital care with their patients.
Medoma offers a virtual ward providing patients with hospital-level care in their homes. Daily physical and online visits from medical staff are supported by a platform that constantly monitors all vital parameters. Thanks to this technology, patients have the opportunity to be treated at home, instead of staying in hospitals.
Medoma has just secured a $6M seed round funding led by Inventure and Bonnier Ventures. The funding will be used to develop the technology and scale across Europe.
To sum up
Today, the most innovative startups blend technology and traditional healthcare, bringing new quality to patient care. The booming healthtech sector is definitely one to watch in the upcoming year. Swedish healthcare startups improve various aspects of patients' lives, including general health, hospital care, mental health, and nutrition.