Cloud software player YellowSchedule raises €600,000

28 Oct 2014

YellowSchedule, a start-up led by brother-and-sister team Michael and Martina Skelly, has raised a €600,000 investment round led by angel investors including Sean Riddell and Enterprise Ireland.

YellowSchedule offers therapists a simple and secure way to manage patient appointments and records in a secure way via the cloud.

The platform has been designed in such a way that it is compliant and encrypted securely to meet regulations under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPA).

UK-based investor Riddell is well connected and highly regarded in the health IT space.

“Once we had used YellowSchedule, seen the in-depth functionality of the software, and met the management and development teams, investing was an obvious decision,” Riddell said.

“It’s simply just great software and it is rare to find such a talented management team.”

The investment by the angel investors and Enterprise Ireland will enable YellowSchedule to grow its team and accelerate customer acquisition.

New YellowSchedule products

Product development will include two new features, including a mobile app and an online payment platform.

“From the start YellowSchedule was created to work really well with partner websites and to integrate live availability of appointments into directory sites,” said CEO Martina Skelly, who is one of Silicon Republic’s top 100 women in STEM.

“While we are not currently looking for investors, we do have meetings lined up with US and European investors to learn more from them about the space and make those connections for when we are raising our next round.”

Existing clients of YellowSchedule include the University Of Manchester, City of Dublin Enterprise and Training Board, AXA Financial, Go Daddy’s Employee Assistance Programme, and a multitude of therapy providers.

So far, more than 400,000 appointments with a value of US$50m have been made through the system since it first launched.

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John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years