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31 July 2017

Swiss Digital Health Company dacadoo adds Rakuten as a New Investor

dacadoo develops and operates a digital, mobile health engagement platform that helps employees actively manage their health in an easy and fun way.

To engage users to remain active and healthy, the company applies motivational techniques from online games, collaborative features from social networks, personalized feedback and the patented dacadoo Health Score to better understand and improve their health. The company’s technology platform incorporates an artificial intelligence chatbot to foster daily engagement with consumers, while the dacadoo Health Score is backed by clinical data and was developed in collaboration with top global experts in health, nutrition and risk modeling.

Oskar Mielczarek de la Miel, Managing Partner of Rakuten Capital, commented: “We are excited to partner with dacadoo, a company with an innovative approach to engaging with consumers through technology to enable better health outcomes, while providing insurers and healthcare providers with valuable data and a significant cost reduction opportunity.”

Peter Ohnemus, founder and CEO of dacadoo, added: “We are delighted and honored to gain such a prestigious investor such as Rakuten Capital and we’re very excited with the joint opportunities that lie ahead”.

Rakuten Capital, the corporate venture capital arm of Rakuten Inc, made the investment through the Rakuten FinTech Fund. Michael Piechalak of Rakuten Capital will join dacadoo’s board of directors.

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