Singapore’s Homage, which matches patients and caregivers, raises $4.15M for expansion

TechCrunch | 8/20/2017 | Jon Russell
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Homage, a Singapore-based startup that helps connect caregivers and organizations with patients and their families, has raised $4.15 million as it begins to eye overseas expansions.

The company was started in 2016 by Gillian Tee, a Singaporean who spent time working in the U.S., healthcare industry exec Lily Phang and former banker Tong Duong. Tee’s previous stints include founding Rocketrip, a startup backed by Y Combinator that has raised nearly $20 million, but she moved home after 15 years to be closer to her family.

Goal - Homage - Caregivers - Patients - Whilst

The goal of Homage is to make it easier for caregivers and patients to connect, whilst also keeping their families updated.

“We’re realizing how much of a need there is for personalized one-on-one care,” Tee told TechCrunch in an interview. “A lot of what we do is actually non-medical, and it’s even more clear that need to help people be mobile, be functional and have the choice to live with dignity as they age.”

Homage - Year - Round - Backer - Golden

Homage raised $1.2 million a year ago, now this new round is jointly led by existing backer Golden Gate Ventures and new investor HealthXCapital. Other participants in the round included returning investors SeedPlus, Juha Paananen (CEO of Nonstop Games, acquired by King.com), and former JobsCentral execs Lim Dershing (CEO) and (co-founder) Huang Shao...
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