On this show we’ve spoken to entrepreneurs that are serving needs in developed markets, we’ve spoken to entrepreneurs who are creating solutions for developing markets like those in sub-saharan Africa, but we’ve not spoken to startups that are doing both simultaneously. Today we’re changing that as we talk with Kate Newhouse, the CEO of Doctor Care Anywhere – a UK based company that is developing digital healthcare services to users in the UK and in Kenya. Kate studied history at the University of Oxford before starting a consulting career that focused on digital transformation and healthcare.
We dive into the telemedicine industry and the start of Doctor Care Anywhere, and discuss the strategy that’s helped their company succeed in growing a technology platform when neither of the two co-founders, nor their first employee had a technical background.
- Developments in the telemedicine industry
- How they got funded
- How they won their first customers
- Who they won as their first customers
- How they decided to expand into Kenya
- How to grow a technology startup without being technical
Links and Resources Mentioned
Kate Newhouse on LinkedIn:
Doctor Care Anywhere on Twitter: @DrCareAnywhere
Kate Newhouse on Twitter: @Katefsnewhouse
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Lightning Round Answers
Q: What’s a favorite quote or saying that motivates you?
A: “Be the best you can be.”
Q: What advice do you have for other innovators who are working to make a difference in health?
A: “You need determination and passion.”
Q: What book do you recommend to listeners and why?
A: “Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead
Q: What technology, tool or app would you recommend, and why?
A: Citymapper App and Withings Watch
Q: If I gave you $5million to invest in healthcare today, where would you invest it?
A: Digital Health Solutions for Africa
Q: We will be making a financial donation to a charity of your choice. What charity have you selected?
ABOUT THE HOST
As an engineer and business leader, I've worked to develop, launch and scale innovative products and solutions that impact health and wellness. As an entrepreneur, I know firsthand what it takes to start a business, build a team, and compete in the global marketplace.
On Digital Health Today, I leverage my experiences to help great leaders and innovators tell their stories and connect to users, investors and other stakeholders.