Hey everyone! Many of you know that I went full time on Medcorder earlier this year. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s an app focused on improving decision making in medical care by helping patients and families get the most out of their time with a doctor. Headquartered from my garage, we already have hundreds of people using the app.
Today I’m excited to announce that we’ve closed a $2.5m seed round, led by Future Ventures. They have a great pair of GPs that I’ve respected a long while, and they are experts at finding and helping seed stage technology plays like mine. It’s great that we have such strong support to empower patients and their families in this way.
Hi. My name is David Weekly. I'm the founder & CEO of Medcorder.
The story of Medcorder starts a few years ago when my dad got prostate cancer. As the family, spread across the US, was trying to understand what was going on and map out our options, my dad came up with a simple but ingenious idea: to record the conversations he was having with his doctors. He used the Voice Memo app on his phone and emailed me the recording as an attachment; I'd then transcribe the meeting's contents manually, and email it out to dad's "inner circle" of close friends and family members. We'd discuss options in a Google Doc and would text and call with updates. Later we'd start using a paper journal kept by dad to record medications (planned & actuals) as well as mood, movements, and other vitals.
This mishmash of tools was a little hard to wrangle, so I started thinking about a better way to empower patients and their families to communicate, coordinate, and chart what was going on with a patient. That way everyone could be on the same page. More than just a chat room for a health situation, I wanted to build a full solution to help the patient's "inner circle" come together to drive better care and keep everyone in the loop.