Online video learning platform Continulus has secured £500,000 in funding from a consortium of UK investors.
Launched by an A&E doctor, the Glasgow-headquartered firm provides best learning practice to medical professionals and boasts users in 89 countries.
The firm films courses and conferences from around the world, making them available to view online for users, and delivers fortnightly webinars for health practitioners working in acute and critical care specialities.
Continulus said the funding boost will be used to strengthen its management team and enhance the company’s tech capacity to further support global expansion.
Commenting on the investment, Continulus Founder and Chief Executive Dr Eoghan Colgan, said: “With existing users in 89 countries and growing, our long-term aim is to become one of the leading global healthcare education providers and to form a worldwide network that can be used to address global healthcare challenges.
“This investment represents a major step forward in fulfilling our ambitions.”
He added: “Both the Covid-19 pandemic and climate change are important factors in our growth since Continulus gives all our users online access to conferences, lectures and events at which, previously, professionals would have had to be physically present.”
Graham McDonald, former Head of Global Private Equity at Aberdeen Standard Investments who led the investment consortium, said: “It is exciting to be shortening the knowledge translation gap from high-impact evidence-based research to frontline practice by bringing together the leading researchers and subject experts onto one platform, with Continulus facilitating this global network.”
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Continulus already has global partnerships with a range of medical bodies, including the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses.
The company recently entered a marketing partnership with EB Medicine, an education provider for doctors with 65,000 members in emergency medicine in the USA.
Dr Colgan, who continues to work in the A&E at Glasgow’s Royal Infirmary, added: “Our partnerships are an endorsement of the work we are doing in acute and critical care specialities where we will be providing a package of lectures, multi-camera tutorials and podcasts by the world’s most authoritative experts.”