British homecare start-up Cera Care raises £53m

British homecare start-up Cera Care has raised $70m (£53m) to fund its national rollout and international expansion.

Cera Care , which is backed by former Standard Chartered boss Peter Sands, uses technology to monitor patients’ conditions and match them to the most-appropriate carer. It also uses artificial intelligence to detect a problem with a patient before it develops into something more serious.

The latest funding round brings the total level of capital raised to date to $90m. The equity and debt finance was led byu KairosHQ, alongside investors including Yabeo, and Guinness Asset Management.