Dr Chris Evans and Sophie Copley
Co-founders, CEO and CPO
Meet the founders
As an anaesthetic doctor, Dr Chris Evans was all too familiar with the terrible burden of stress and anxiety surgery places on children. A PhD assessing the way innovations in health tech stand to reduce stress before surgery and improve patient outcomes confirmed the urgency for a solution, and in 2018 he partnered with award-winning product designer, Sophie Copley, to build an app designed to support children and their families during routine care & elective surgery.
“I’m not someone who’s an expert in business, or running a large team, or remote working. These are all things that I’m learning as I go through, and Octopus are there willing to help support us through that journey and that learning and use their experience to help guide us.”
Dr Chris Evans
Why we invested
As a registered B-Corp, we’re constantly on the hunt for the pioneers reflecting our values in their businesses. When we met Chris and Sophie, we knew we’d found kindred spirits. Research shows that three-quarters of children undergoing a healthcare procedure experience severe anxiety – a quarter have to be physically restrained on the day. Little Journey offers psychological preparation and support for children and parents alike, reducing pre and post-procedural anxiety and opening the door to the creation of new care standards and better treatments for children
Initial investment stage
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