1-year-old Aussie startup goes world for its digital care ecosystem

Melbourne-based startup Kismet has acquired $8.2 million in seed funding from a spherical led by tech buyers Prosus Ventures and Airtree Ventures. 


Based in 2023, Kismet has constructed a group engagement ecosystem that digitally connects care receivers, caregivers, medical health insurance, and healthcare suppliers within the in-home, disabled and aged segments worldwide. 

Its internet and mobile-based platform, Kismet Participant, organises healthcare suppliers – sorted by distance, ranking, or worth – into greater than 30 classes that may match a person’s insurance coverage advantages or NDIS (Nationwide Incapacity Insurance coverage Scheme) plan. It permits customers to seek out town, date, and time that fits them to schedule and e book a service.


The startup intends to make use of its recent funds to develop its staff and increase its presence globally whereas additionally enhancing “worldwide well being engagement.”


Kismet, whose staff can also be behind childcare and training tech startup Xplor, initially set out on a mission to deal with fraud and non-compliance inside the incapacity and aged care sectors by enhancing entry to companies.

It was beforehand revealed by the Australian Prison Intelligence Fee that as a lot as A$6 billion ($4 billion) in NDIS funds yearly may need been misused. Notably in 2022, about A$1.4 billion ($900 million) was misplaced as a result of fraud and cost errors.

“Whereas we have now our eyes set on the NDIS first, we will scale our tech globally to assist hundreds of thousands worldwide entry the care they want,” co-founder and CEO Mark Woodland stated in a earlier assertion. 

In only a yr since its founding, it has been in a position to present caregivers entry to over 35,000 suppliers and help coordinators. So far, it has raised $10.8 million in funding. 


“Our first yr has been transformative, evolving from an preliminary idea right into a worldwide group. This injection of funds is greater than only a monetary milestone; it represents a major development in our quest to democratise healthcare entry globally,” Woodland stated in a current assertion.

“Kismet is defining a totally new class in healthcare – positioned on the distinctive intersection of software program, healthcare, e-commerce and funds. It’s Australia’s first complete digital ecosystem participant,” claimed Sachin Bhanot, funding head at Prosus Ventures Southeast Asia and Australia/New Zealand.

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