Our company

Our vision is to help more than 50 million people live healthier, happier lives by 2025. We will achieve this goal by providing the best app-guided programmes for changing dietary and lifestyle-related habits.

With Oviva, we want to improve the health and happiness of as many people as possible.

Oviva co-founders Kai Eberhardt (CEO), Manuel Baumann (CTO) and Mark Jenkins (UK Managing and Medical Director)

The history of Oviva

2014

Oviva is founded by Kai Eberhardt, Manuel Baumann and Mark Jenkins.

We employ the first dietitian in Switzerland.

The first person is treated, supported by our app.

2015

We open our first office outside Swiss borders: in London, United Kingdom.

People begin to notice us: we sign our first contracts with a doctor and a health insurance provider in Switzerland, and with the NHS in the United Kingdom.

2016

We complete our first round of funding and receive $800,000.

Oviva already employs more than 50 people.

We also open an office in Potsdam, Germany – our third site.

By the end of this year, we’re already working with roughly 100 doctors and clinics across Europe.

2017

Three’s not enough – so we open our fourth office, this time in Paris, France.

To continue to drive our business forward, we require liquid assets: we complete the Series A financing round and receive $11 million.

2018

We already have 150 employees, treat roughly 50,000 people and work with more than 1000 doctors.

We win first prize at the Forum of Managed Care (FMC) and become recognised as a “Model of Good Practice” by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

2020

We complete another financing round (Series B) at the start of this year and receive $21 million.

Our employees now total 300, roughly 100,000 people have received advice or are still receiving treatment, and we work with more than 5,000 doctors.

In Germany, we reach a milestone and begin our first collaboration with a German health insurer.

2021

We sign our first partnership agreement with a French health insurer.

In September, we complete the Series C financing round and receive $80 million; one of the largest rounds in the European digital health sector.

Our first digital health application (or DiGA), Oviva Direkt for obesity, is included in the DiGA directory of the German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM, Bundesinstitut für Arzneimittel und Medizinprodukte) in October.

We end the year with 600 employees and over 200,000 patients treated. What a year!

Be a part of our success story

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Executive team

Kai Eberhardt

CEO and co-founder

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Manuel Baumann

CTO and co-founder

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Mark Jenkins

UK Managing Director, Medical Director and Co-Founder

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Anna Haas

Managing Director Germany

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Alexandre Prihnenko

Managing Director France

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Richard Etter

Managing Director Switzerland

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Lucy Jones

VP Clinical

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David Nydegger

Chief Product Officer

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Klaus Mitterer

Chief Financial Officer

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Rebecca Edwards

VP People

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Our locations

Switzerland

Zurich
Sihlstrasse 37
8001 Zurich

Altendorf
Zurcherstrasse 64
8852 Altendorf

United Kingdom

London
Runway East
20 St Thomas Street
London, SE1 9RS

Leeds
Suite 4
46 Park Place
Leeds, LS1 2RY

Germany

Berlin
Alexanderufer 3
10117 Berlin

Potsdam
Dortustraße 48
14467 Potsdam

France

Paris
71 rue Desnouettes
75015 Paris