Continuing to operate during the crisis is critical for the survival of the economy – especially the staff we employ, says Ilya Popov
Ukraine businesses continuing operations is critical for the survival of the economy and, especially, the individuals they employ, writes Ilya Popov, CEO and founder of Comeback Mobility which operates out of the US and Ukraine
In response to the medical demands created by the pandemic, medtech has become one of the world’s top technological trends. One of the most impressive and successful Ukrainian innovations is the orthopedic startup ComeBack Mobility, whose history began with an injury.
Ukrainian telemedicine firm ComeBack Mobility was established in 2020. The company was one of 14 startups included in the EMERGE list of the 100 most promising startup companies in the Central and Eastern Europe region. The company has designed a telemedicine device that attaches to the ends of walking crutches to assist patients in recovering from leg injuries.
ComeBack Mobility is a weight-bearing tracking service that synchronizes your injury’s rehab data with an app, with your doctor and with your PT, making for a faster, more definitive recovery.
The Ukrainian startup ComeBack Mobility, which develops smart crutch tips, has raised $1 million in seed funding. The startup received support from Ukrainian MedTech investment Fund Fison – represented by Dmitry Tomchuk, Former CEO of largest Ukrainian telecommunication operator Kyivstar – Peter Chernyshov, the pharmaceutical giant Farmak, as well as the Ukrainian diaspora in Chicago and a number of angel investors.
ComeBack Mobility inks $1M: ComeBack Mobility, a Ukrainian digital health care startup, announced a combined $1 million in pre-seed and seed investment for its “Smart Crutch Tip” orthopedic devices that work together with an app. Investors in the round include Fison, Peter Chernyshov, Farmak and a group of angel investors. ComeBack provides wireless devices, attached to crutches, that connect to an app so that doctors can monitor a patient’s walking recovery progress.
Ukrainian startup ComeBack Mobility received $ 1 million in seed investment, the project’s press service said. The company creates smart nozzles on crutches that facilitate rehabilitation after injuries.
Ukranian medtech startup ComeBack Mobility has raised US $1M for its “Smart Crutch Tips” – an ingeniously simple yet sophisticated piece of tech that attaches to regular crutches, and pairs with a smartphone app and web service – to heal faster from lower leg injuries than ever before.
Backers included Ukrainian medtech investment fund Fison, Peter Chernyshov, the ex-CEO of the telecom KyivStar, the pharmaceutical company Farmak, and several angel investors from Ukraine, Belgium and the US.
Startup ComeBack Mobility makes “smart” crutches. They have special nozzles that help the patient speed up rehabilitation. The company’s founder – Ilya Popov – went from advertiser to startup. How the guy managed to capture the attention of the pharmaceutical giants – the company “Farmak” and the network of clinics “Dobrobut” and how many millions of dollars Ilya can get for his invention
The round was attended by the Ukrainian venture fund Fison, Kyivstar ex-president Petro Chernyshov, the pharmacological company Farmak, the Ukrainian diaspora in Chicago and a number of non-public angel investors
The development of ComeBack Mobility aims to help and support people experiencing rehabilitation as a result of musculoskeletal injuries. Virtually all the devices are assembled in Ukraine, except for a few parts from China.
Crutches support recovery and rehabilitation after injury or orthopedic surgery by minimizing weight-bearing on the affected leg. But many patients find it challenging to use crutches properly, resulting in increased swelling, pain, and other complications. Those complications can negatively impact healing and lengthen recovery time. ComeBack Mobility has developed Smart Crutch Tips: a device-app system that helps patients comply with weight-bearing instructions while using crutches.
Ukrainian startup ComeBack Mobility, which develops smart attachments for crutches, has raised $ 1 million in seed investment.
Comeback Mobility – started in 2020 (located in Ukraine) provides wireless devices attached to crutches to monitor a patient’s walking recovery progress. These devices can be used in many global markets and contribute to easier recovery from injuries. They create tools to optimize a patient’s rehabilitation success.
To develop smart attachments for crutches Ukrainian startup ComeBack Mobility, which develops smart attachments for crutches, has raised $ 1 million in seed investment. The round was attended by the Ukrainian venture capital fund Fison, ex-president of Kyivstar Peter Chernyshov, pharmaceutical company Farmak, the Ukrainian diaspora in Chicago and a number of non-public angel investors
Comeback Mobility (Ukraine), smart crutch: $1M Seed from Peter Chernyshov, et al.
Startup ComeBack Mobility will receive the first tranche of $ 100,000 from the company and $ 30,000 from the angels from this company, and the team will receive another $ 150K after the KPI. During the negotiations, Farmak’s partners joined and also helped to complete the round: a representative of the French company Undisputed Paris SAS Frédéric Delfosse – $ 40,000, as well as Dmitry and Oksana Tomchuk – $ 75,000. The total investment is $ 395,000
The Ukrainian Startup Fund (USF) announced the winners of the 20th Pitch Day, which took place on January 15th. The jury chose 5 winners out of 11 teams that presented their ideas.
Each of the 5 winning startups will receive a $ 25,000 grant.
Weight-bearing tracking service to control the load on the injured leg during rehabilitation
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