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Patient21, a digital healthcare startup with brick-and-mortar clinics, raises $108M to grow beyond Germany


Patient21, a four-year-old German startup that combines a digital healthcare platform with real-world brick-and-mortar clinics, has raised €100 million ($108 million) in a Series C round of funding led by Israeli VC firm Pitango, constituting a mix of equity and debt.
Founded out of Berlin in 2019, Patient21’s platform spans pretty much the whole patient cycle, from online bookings through digital case histories, check-ins, billing, insurance, and more.
However, while telemedicine has been on something of an upwards trajectory in recent years, accelerated somewhat by the global pandemic, Patient21’s platform is notable insofar as it doesn’t offer a remote healthcare option like its U.S. counterpart Carbon Health. Instead, the company has developed proprietary software for managing patients, and then steers them toward its 50-plus outpatient clinics across Germany.
This is partly because Patient21 is largely focused on dentistry for the time-being, with more than 80% of its clinics currently targeting oral health, with the rest split between gynaecology and GP practices.
“Dentistry inherently requires in-person consultations for comprehensive diagnosis and treatment,” Patient21 co-founder and CEO Chris Muhr told TechCrunch. “The nature of dentistry involves visually inspecting oral health, utilizing diagnostic tools like x-rays, and addressing emergencies promptly. These …

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