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Dr. med. Benjamin Gutermann

Founder & Chief Medical Officer

About MedKitDoc

“We strive for a world where all people have access to patient-centered, high-quality, digital healthcare regardless of location.”

Ben and Dorian, Founders of MedKitDoc

Dorian Koch

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

How it all began

THE PROBLEM

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you need medical help but can’t get it?

If you had been there at the time when we were told that the doctor didn’t have time to make a home visit to our chronically ill grandmother, you would have felt our worry and panic at that moment. Ben, the doctor from the both of us, lived hundreds of miles away and would have loved to help immediately over the phone. But the reality was: in order to help him, he would have had to listen to her heart and lung sounds. But there was no way for him to do this over the phone.

THE CONSEQUENCE

We had to carry our chronically ill grandmother down the frozen stairs in the middle of winter and wait for hours in the emergency room. When the doctor finally came, he attended to us for two minutes, during which he used the stethoscope to check whether hospitalization was necessary. In Germany, you often have to wait many days or even weeks for a doctor’s appointment, not to mention persuading the doctor to make home visits.

OUR SOLUTION

What if there was a way to ensure that everyone had access to medical care at any time and from any place?  Ben kept repeating, “If only I could use my stethoscope … if only I could measure her oxygen saturation …” At some point, we realized that with the combination of a doctor, video calls AND medical equipment, we could almost double the number of consultations we could provide remotely. If we had realized this earlier, our family would have been spared a lot of suffering. That’s why we are now on a mission to help everyone get quality remote medical care for themselves and their families. 

Our successes

Development of the first MedKit due to health problems in the own family

Foundation of BDS Digital Health Solutions GmbH

First investment by Picus Capital

Winner of the EIT Health Award – Award for Innovative Start Ups in Europe

First MedKit in commercial use and implementation of the first treatments

Business Angel Round –
Experienced founders and healthcare experts come on board as investors

Certification as a medical device (CE)

For the time being, we focus our offer on segments where we can directly help people with the greatest medical needs – therefore, you can find our offer primarily in nursing, and doctors’ offices.

The founders

Benjamin Gutermann, Founder & CMO

Ben not only provided the infrastructure of the medical practice and the medical knowledge, but also tested hundreds of so-called “connected medical devices” for use. He assembled the first dozens of cases of medical devices (later called “MedKit”) by hand in the basement of the practice. And with the help of his feedback, the development of a usable live transmission of stethoscope sounds was possible in the first place.

He is a specialist in general and emergency medicine, a senior emergency physician and still passionately runs a very progressive practice. As Chief Medical Officer (CMO), he looks after the medical field.

Dorian Koch, Founder & CEO

Dorian has a background in business informatics and combines business and technical understanding. With his many years of experience as an IT project manager in the field of connected devices, he developed the first MedKitDoc app, with live transmission of stethoscope sounds, on the side. In addition, his experience as a McKinsey consultant enabled him to optimise device combinations and negotiate with suppliers to actually form a company from the family idea.

He founded BDS Digital Health Solutions GmbH with Ben and Siegfried at the beginning of 2020 from joint financial resources. BDS, by the way, stands for Ben, Dorian and Siegfried – the three family members when the company was founded. Today, Dorian, as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), is mainly responsible for the overarching management of the company and in his “spare time” tries to support mainly with the product and tech topics.

Patrick Bieg, Co-Founder & CRO

Patrick joined MedKitDoc in June 2020. He brought the necessary knowledge for business start-ups, financial planning and certifications. Prior to joining MedKitDoc, Patrick has worked as a controller in corporations and as a company founder, including a focus on risk management for critical infrastructure issues.

Today, as Chief Regulatory Officer (CRO), he is responsible for the regulatory compliance of all specifications, e.g. for software as a medical device.

Our team

Jan Koolen

Head of Business Development and Marketing

Valentin Bachmann

Senior Business Development Manager

Jule Ehrlich

Founders Associate

Sophia P. Hüttel

Product Manager

Fabian Frieß

Product Designer

Dr. med. Leonhard Riehle

Dr. Leonhard Riehle

Medical Lead

Dr. med. Friederike Posnien

Dr. Friederike Posnien

Medical Analyst

Manuel Paul

Dr. Manuel Paul

Senior Medical Analyst

Andreas Mogharrab

Dr. Andreas Mogharrab

VP Senior Physician

Alexander Kruglayak

iOS Developer

Andrii Kravchenko

iOS Engineer

Kai Bernhard

Backend / Android

Jan Puzicha

Advisor and Product Owner

Rajasekhar K E

Android Developer

Thomas Scharmach

Tech Lead

Johann Wegner

Quality Manager

Jule Kern

Office Manager

Hariharan Parasuraman

Lead QA Engineer

Christof Weigerstorfer

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