The Telehealth Era Is Just Beginning

PUBLISHED: September 1, 2022 According to a recent article in Harvard Business Review telehealth can make healthcare more equitable and accessible to 78% of adults globally who own a smartphone, including those in medically underserved communities.  With telehealth at its core, our portfolio company Cardo Health is on a mission to democratize access to healthcare – starting with emerging markets. […]

Portfolio company Cardo Health launches telemedicine app Kena Health in South Africa

PUBLISHED: March 9, 2022 Digital health company Cardo Health announces today that it has launched the telemedicine app Kena Health in South Africa. For the early detection and treatment of health conditions, easy access to primary healthcare is crucial. Today, however, Africa has the lowest patient-to-doctor ratio in the world with 0.23 doctors for every 10,000 […]

Cardo Health raises USD 17.5 million to take digital health to emerging markets

PUBLISHED: January 11, 2022 Stockholm (Sweden), 11 January 2022 – Today, Cardo Health announces the closing of an over-subscribed USD 17.5 million funding round. Founded by former McKinsey Partner and European start-up practice leader Tobias Strålin, Cardo Health is on a mission to improve the health and wellbeing of millions of people in emerging markets. It […]

Webrock Ventures, Healthforce and launch a telehealth company in sub-Saharan Africa

PUBLISHED: June 20, 2021 Read more about the initiative in TechCrunch;  and in Di Digital:  May 2021, Johannesburg, South Africa – Investment firm Webrock Ventures has announced a partnership with the South African digital health company Healthforce, owned by South Africa’s leading retail pharmacy chain Dis-Chem, and Swedish health tech company to launch an app-based telehealth service […]

LAVCA’s 2021 Review of Tech Investment in Latin America

PUBLISHED: April 23, 2021CATEGORY: Brazil LAVCA, the Association for Private Capital Investment in Latin America, recently published its annual report on tech investment in Latin America. Please download the report below. Key highlights from the report: Related documents

FinanZero raises US$ 7 million in a new round led by Swedish investors

PUBLISHED: April 6, 2021 São Paulo, Brazil, April 2021–FinanZero, (, Brazil’s leading online credit marketplace, announces today that it has closed a US$ 7 million funding round in its fourth round of funding. The round was led by the Swedish investors VEF, Dunross & Co, and Atlant Fonder, all previous investors in the company. The use […]

ViBe Saúde raises US$ 10 million to expand its telehealth services in Brazil

PUBLISHED: January 15, 2021 ViBe Saúde, ( the leading B2C telehealth startup in Brazil, announces that it has closed a US$ 10 million  Series A funding round. The funds will be used to further expand its freemium digital primary care service for more than 160 million Brazilians that depend on a public health care system characterized […]

Vitor Moreira joins Webrock Ventures as Partner

PUBLISHED: December 17, 2020 Please tell us a bit about your background Born in São Paulo, Brazil, I spent my middle school years living in Puerto Rico and returned to Brazil to finish high school and start college. Upon receiving a bachelor’s degree in business from FGV – EAESP, I worked for CPMBraxis for 5 years […]

A quick chat with Olle Widén, CEO at FinanZero

PUBLISHED: December 10, 2020 Why FinanZero? When I moved to Brazil ten years ago, I experienced first-hand the major opportunities for disrupting the lending industry in the country. The Brazilian banking sector is characterized by an oligopolistic market structure, where the top five banks hold 80% of the total loans in the system and the interest […]