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Redalpine backs Kenbi’s care revolution


Kenbi founders Clemens Raemy and Katrin Alberding


We are delighted to announce our investment in Kenbi (Redalpine Capital IV), a tech-focused healthcare start-up with the goal to disrupt the German outpatient care market. Redalpine led the Seed round while existing investors Heartcore, e.ventures and Partech participated as well. The new capital will be used to grow its care-teams, automate back-office processes and further develop the proprietary care and staff management app. 


Kenbi provides home care to over 400 patients through decentralized, tech-enabled local care-teams and is growing rapidly across Germany. By empowering nurses to run self-organised teams, the Kenbi model sets itself apart from traditional care providers and revolutionises how ambulatory care is provided today in Germany. The startup is on a mission to make the nurse job attractive again through a human-centric culture, replenishing the caretaker talent pipeline and empowering practicing nurses to spend their care time more efficiently.


The German out-patient care market is projected to be worth €25 billion by 2030 due to well-known demographic developments such as an aging Western population, is largely funded by mandatory insurance, and highly fragmented, with the top 15 players holding less than 3% market share. The sector is still massively “under-digitised” - paper and fax are the standard communication tools even today.


Co-Founder Katrin Alberding, who has driven two brands to market-launch in Switzerland, explains the Kenbi model: “a happy nurse means a happy patient. In a market where people make all the difference, we saw the need to re-think home care from the perspective of the nurse. Our solution is a model that combines innovative organizational structures with agile processes and digital tools.” Instead of creating one big hierarchy, Kenbi grows organically through many small, local and self-organising teams that are more agile and intimately connected within their network. 


All teams are supported by mobile technologies across their work activities. Bruno Pires, CTO at Kenbi explains: “Building a full-stack technology platform is essential to scale a decentralized care model. Our proprietary nurse app helps to connect team-members and team-hubs with each other and allows nurses to focus on their patients instead of paperwork and bureaucracy. It enables efficient care planning, team coordination, documenting, and analysis of data.”


We are excited to support the Kenbi team in achieving their vision. For more information visit Kenbi’s website or read this Handelsblatt article or Gründerszene article in German.

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