Akkure raises €1.7m ahead of opening first office in US

Medtech firm which developed artificial intelligence software to match patients with clinical trials raises amount between grants and crowdfunding

Amy Hollingworth and Oran Rigby, co-founders of Akkure: ‘We want this to be owned by patients. We host, secure, and share information on behalf of patients.’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

Akkure, a Dublin-based medtech, has raised €1.7 million between grants and crowdfunding in its latest funding round. The raise comes ahead of the business opening its first US office next year.

The business, co-founded by Oran Rigby and Amy Hollingsworth, previously raised €1.18 million in a campaign through Spark Crowdfunding last year, and it is using the platform again to aid in its growth.

“We’ve been awarded a €700,000 grant from the Digitgal Transformation Innovation ...