Pflegetiger Adds Digital Health Ventures as New Investor, Accelerates Growth

PflegetigerSince summer 2016, Pflegetiger has been developing its innovative concept of neighborhood care, a concept designed to make in-home care attractive for care professionals again. The company's revolutionary approach - characterized by a decentralized organization model, the combination of everyday tasks and prescribed medical services, and the use of modern technology throughout all processes - has received a lot of attention in the German care industry ever since. Currently, Pflegetiger employs more than 90 care professionals serving to over 500 customers on a weekly basis.

"The successfully implementation of our concept in Berlin has proven that now is the time to fundamentally rethink in-home care in order to counteract the ever-increasing shortage of care professionals," says Constantin Rosset, one of the company's founders. The expertise of Berlin-based Digital Health Ventures in the digital health space will play a key role in the further realization of Pflegetiger's vision. Adds Rosset, "by further developing our own technology as the foundation of our concept, we'll take the working conditions of our care professionals to a new level. An expansion to other cities has now almost come within our reach."

Pflegetiger is continuing to expand its digital platform, allowing for the integration of more partners into the patients' care. This is setting a new benchmark in the quality of in-home care and ensures that more care recipients can remain in their own homes longer than previously possible.

Guido Hegener, managing partner of DHV, is full of praise for what the company has reached in little more than a year: "We were impressed by how the speed at which the founders have managed to successfully establish Pflegetiger as a reliable option for patients as well as an attractive employer for care professionals. We're looking forward to accompanying Pflegetiger as they further professionalize their market, leveraging digital technology to make in-home care more efficient."

About Pflegetiger
Pflegetiger provides its customers with personalized care adjusted to their individual needs - in the comfort of their own home. The company believes that a sound relationship between customer and care professional is the key to a respectful environment. The approach of neighbourhood care allows the qualified personnel to spend more time with each patient, supporting their daily routine in accordance to his or her individual capabilities. Pflegetiger was founded by Moritz Lienert, Philipp PĆ¼njer and Constantin Rosset with support from Rocket Internet in the summer of 2016. Additional information on Pflegetiger can be found under www.pflegetiger.de

About Digital Health Ventures
Digital Health Ventures (DHV) is a sector-focused Venture Capital Fund based in Berlin. DHV's track record includes several strong European healthcare innovators. Their mission is to build a sustainable Digital Health ecosystem. Therefore DHV actively supports portfolio entrepreneurs and leverages their networks in tech and healthcare, investing in startups which will play a significant role in healthcare and are looking for a strong partner with sector expertise during this journey. Additional information on DHV can be found under www.dhventures.de.

About Rocket Internet
Rocket Internet identifies and invests in internet ventures, capitalizing on proven business models. Ventures are supported in daily operations and during the expansion to international markets. The platform is focused primarily on four sectors in mobile- and e-commerce or rather services that generate a substantial amount of consumer spending: Food & Groceries, Fashion, General Merchandise and Home & Living. Rocket Internet ventures have more than 28.000 employees across a wide variety of countries worldwide. The Rocket Internet SE is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE000A12UKK6, RKET). Additional information can be found under www.rocket-internet.com.

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