Cultivate, a software design and development consultancy that specialises in the creation of bespoke web applications, is partnering with fellow Scottish startup Care Sourcer.
Healthtech company Care Sourcer, founded by Andrew McGinley and Andrew Parfery, recently secured a £8.5 million investment round led by Legal & General and ADV to develop its care-matching technology and grow its team. Both companies are headquartered at Edinburgh’s CodeBase incubator and tech campus.
The partnership focuses on Cultivate working closely with Care Sourcer’s engineering team, led by CTO Charles Harley, to build a platform that enables the NHS to find and provide care in the easiest possible way. Last year, Cultivate solidified its partnership with one of Europe’s fastest growing startups, Deliveroo, working closely with their internal teams on multiple projects across the business.
Cultivate’s Chief Commercial Officer, Andy Robinson, said: “The Care Sourcer team is tackling one of society’s greatest challenges. The technology has the potential to scale and transform the care sector and we’re excited to be supporting this journey. It’s also great to see two Edinburgh tech companies working so closely together, and we’re proud that our team’s expertise can play a part in tackling such a significant challenge.”
Charles Harley, CTO at Care Sourcer, said: “We are on track to build industry-leading technology to tackle the UK’s care crisis, and it’s great to do that with the support of a high quality team like Cultivate. It’s further evidence of Edinburgh growing its credentials as a world-class engineering hub.”
Andrew McGinley, CEO and co-founder of Care Sourcer, said: “We’ve known the team at Cultivate for a number of years now, we share a lot of the same values and as we look to further scale Care Sourcer in the months ahead, it’s comforting to know that we do that with their engineering talent at our disposal.”
Cultivate, founded in 2014 following a management buyout from Silicon Valley product development studio Neo – where the team worked alongside renowned tech luminaries Eric Ries (author of Lean Startup), Jeff Gothelf (author of Lean UX) and Twitter co-creator, Evan Henshaw-Plath – has increasingly been partnering with some of Europe’s top technology companies to help deliver high quality custom software solutions.