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Significantly extend healthy lifespan by keeping the elderly out of hospital

THROUGH VENTURE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH VIDA CARE
THE CHALLENGE

Many of us live far away from our elderly relatives, few of us are able to monitor 24/7 and few people plan for the last 10-20 years of life beyond a race to retirement. This often leads to a depressingly consistent and surprisingly sudden and rapid journey from full mobility and independence to increasing GP visits, hospitalisation, in home care and ultimately care homes. 

We strongly believe that much of this is avoidable, it’s not inevitable but a symptom of the currently highly fragmented system locally optimised around saving cash in the near term whilst missing the bigger picture. 

Our partner Vida Care sees this first hand owning and managing care agencies, within this setting there are technological advancements in monitoring and predicting some of the key causes of hospitalisation, but it doesn’t go far enough, at best it’s a “just in time” approach at worst it’s a cost saving measure.

This is a hard problem, social and healthcare budgets aren’t joined up, many of the problems are hidden or not even actively considered until too late. We believe there are ways to join up the value chain, learning from tangential areas, and significantly extend healthy life-span at home. Alongside DSV and the core Vida team you’ll be working directly with board members Professor Paul Riley (also on the board of British Heart Foundation), Fergus Hay (also on the board of RYSE, a healthcare, technology, and impact investment firm building a global digital future for healthcare), and John White who built the highest rated European Hedge fund. 

 

APPROACHES WE’RE CONSIDERING

Initially we will focus on exploring the concept of integration across the supply chain; pre-care delivery, in-home care delivery, GP health management, and post-hospitalisation care and across domains from precision medicine to equity release and meal delivery. Using 1) a hypothesis driven back-tested and prospective trials to determine effective interventions (from advanced monitoring to simple behavioural changes) and 2) mixing and matching economic models beyond the principal source of local authority care budgets right through to equity release, finding efficiencies of scale that allow a much higher quality of care.

 

THE OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU

Joining DSV is a fantastic opportunity to develop concepts for and co-found a new venture. Working with us and our current founders, you’ll aim to spin-out within 6-12 months incorporating a new company or building within Vida as most appropriate for the opportunities identified. You’ll be equipped with a meaningful equity stake and resourcing to achieve the vision in either route, and we provide salary as well as pre-seed investment.

Working with Vida will allow you to tap into their expertise in domiciliary care delivery and build from an existing base of strength.

 

WHO SHOULD APPLY

For this to work, the risk and urgency needs to be shared to some degree between you and DSV – you have to be able to join us full-time and you have to be passionate about healthcare, and social care. You have a burning desire to solve this, potentially led by personal experience.

Background in healthcare, ideally health-tech is a must – you have to believe that through technology we can eliminate a lot of unnecessary suffering. You’ll have experience ranging from finance to tech and product development and product management to business analysis and strategy development. Ideally, you’ll have founded a company before or been part of an early-stage start-up team, but it’s not a must.

Above all, you must really really care about solving this problem.

We don’t require founder experience, an idea or any IP, we will be exploring the space with you from scratch.

THE CHALLENGE

Many of us live far away from our elderly relatives, few of us are able to monitor 24/7 and few people plan for the last 10-20 years of life beyond a race to retirement. This often leads to a depressingly consistent and surprisingly sudden and rapid journey from full mobility and independence to increasing GP visits, hospitalisation, in home care and ultimately care homes. 

We strongly believe that much of this is avoidable, it’s not inevitable but a symptom of the currently highly fragmented system locally optimised around saving cash in the near term whilst missing the bigger picture. 

Our partner Vida Care sees this first hand owning and managing care agencies, within this setting there are technological advancements in monitoring and predicting some of the key causes of hospitalisation, but it doesn’t go far enough, at best it’s a “just in time” approach at worst it’s a cost saving measure.

This is a hard problem, social and healthcare budgets aren’t joined up, many of the problems are hidden or not even actively considered until too late. We believe there are ways to join up the value chain, learning from tangential areas, and significantly extend healthy life-span at home. Alongside DSV and the core Vida team you’ll be working directly with board members Professor Paul Riley (also on the board of British Heart Foundation), Fergus Hay (also on the board of RYSE, a healthcare, technology, and impact investment firm building a global digital future for healthcare), and John White who built the highest rated European Hedge fund. 

 

APPROACHES WE’RE CONSIDERING

Initially we will focus on exploring the concept of integration across the supply chain; pre-care delivery, in-home care delivery, GP health management, and post-hospitalisation care and across domains from precision medicine to equity release and meal delivery. Using 1) a hypothesis driven back-tested and prospective trials to determine effective interventions (from advanced monitoring to simple behavioural changes) and 2) mixing and matching economic models beyond the principal source of local authority care budgets right through to equity release, finding efficiencies of scale that allow a much higher quality of care.

 

THE OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU

Joining DSV is a fantastic opportunity to develop concepts for and co-found a new venture. Working with us and our current founders, you’ll aim to spin-out within 6-12 months incorporating a new company or building within Vida as most appropriate for the opportunities identified. You’ll be equipped with a meaningful equity stake and resourcing to achieve the vision in either route, and we provide salary as well as pre-seed investment.

Working with Vida will allow you to tap into their expertise in domiciliary care delivery and build from an existing base of strength.

 

WHO SHOULD APPLY

For this to work, the risk and urgency needs to be shared to some degree between you and DSV – you have to be able to join us full-time and you have to be passionate about healthcare, and social care. You have a burning desire to solve this, potentially led by personal experience.

Background in healthcare, ideally health-tech is a must – you have to believe that through technology we can eliminate a lot of unnecessary suffering. You’ll have experience ranging from finance to tech and product development and product management to business analysis and strategy development. Ideally, you’ll have founded a company before or been part of an early-stage start-up team, but it’s not a must.

Above all, you must really really care about solving this problem.

We don’t require founder experience, an idea or any IP, we will be exploring the space with you from scratch.

Interviews ongoing, start date asap

Interviews ongoing, start date asap