Startup of the Week: Cara Care

  • Cara Care was founded by Andre Sommer, Dankrad Feist, Jesaja Brinkmann and Orest Tarasiuk in 2016.
  • The startup create personalised health plans to help those struggling with chronic digestive conditions.
  • So far, Cara Care have raised a total $9 million over 5 funding rounds.


On a mission to empower those living with chronic digestive conditions, our Startup of the Week for this week is Cara Care.

Cara Care is a Berlin-based HealthTech startup, founded in 2016 by Andre Sommer, Dankrad Feist, Jesaja Brinkmann and Orest Tarasiuk. The business is run by a team of nutritionists, psychologists and other medical experts helping to create a truly holistic, specialist approach to gut health.


Cara Care’s app provides personalised care to support those with chronic gastrointestinal issues, creating plans for users that are unique to them and their condition.

Cara Care are a certified medical device in Europe, and currently offer tailored programs for the following gut issues:

  • IBS.
  • IBD.
  • GERD.
  • Dyspepsia.

These plans use the latest science surrounding these conditions to help users take control of their health.

Individuals are assessed thoroughly for their condition, their symptoms and their goals, all of which helps Cara Care to tailor a personalised plan that works for the user.

Cara Care also provide a holistic approach to gut health, not only focusing on nutrition but also offering audio-guided hypnosis, elimination and reintroduction diet plans, food lists and recipes, emotional and behavioural exercises and more.

The app is easy to use, those with such gastrointestinal issues able to track how they’re feeling, their food and symptoms – helping to make it simple for users to know triggers and patterns.

Users can also benefits from quizzes and exercises, and receive support on the challenges they face with their conditions, their diet and their symptoms – assigned a dedicated dietitian who they’re able to chat with anytime.

So far, Cara Care have raised a total funding amount of $9 million over the course of 5 funding rounds. Their latest round, a Series A, was announced in June 2019, and raised $7 million.