Mobile-first delivery platform for prescription medicine and condition management

Echo

Led by
Sai Lakshimi
Stephen Bourke
Investment Date
October 2017
Thesis
Disruptive Commerce
HQ
London, United Kingdom
Status
Active
Team
Christian Hernandez
Initial Investment
Series A
Links
Echo
Echo Jobs

Almost half of all adults take a repeat prescription, but 40% of medication isn’t taken as directed. The NHS estimates that 20 million unnecessary GP appointments are related to repeat-prescription admin each year. So improving adherence and possession of medication can save billions of pounds in wasted and unnecessary GP services. 

Echo’s co-founders have lived with chronic illnesses for most of their lives and both are acutely aware of the laborious and inefficient system of getting repeat prescriptions on the NHS.

Borne out of this shared frustration with this system, Stephen and Sai created Echo to take the pain out of prescriptions. 

Echo removes the barriers to medication adherence, making it easy for patients to order repeat prescriptions via smartphone and have medication delivered for free. Medication is dispensed via Echo’s network of community pharmacies. 

White Star

Data and design are the two things that tie WSC's portfolio together. Bar patient safety, they also happen to be the things that we think about most at Echo. Having a investor who shares our obsessions is crucial, as is an investor who is willing to roll up their sleeves up and help us build. We are delighted to be joining the family.

Sai Lakshimi
Led by
Sai Lakshimi
Stephen Bourke
Investment Date
October 2017
Thesis
Disruptive Commerce
HQ
London, United Kingdom
Status
Active
Team
Christian Hernandez
Initial Investment
Series A
Links
Echo
Echo Jobs