Dr Kim Nilsson joins Devanthro as COO

Care tech company Devanthro has announced the appointment of Dr Kim Nilsson as Chief Operating Officer.

Kim joins the two co-founders, Rafael Hostettler and Alona Kharchenko, at an exciting moment in time when the company is ready to go from an intense R&D phase towards taking first steps of commercialisation of their Robody Cares care-as-a-service offering.

Kim has an extensive background, including a PhD in Astrophysics and an MBA, and a decade’s worth of experience starting, running, and scaling tech companies. She  was the CEO & co-founder of Pivigo, a London-based AI company. Her work to introduce the benefits of AI in helping European companies upskill has been pivotal for the industry, and she has worked with brands like Barclays, AstraZeneca, Marks & Spencer, and Microsoft.

“I am so impressed with the Devanthro team and their progress to date. They champion a unique vision with true grit in working towards it. Devanthro will no doubt transform our thinking around care, and I am particularly drawn to the high ethical standards and true empathy the team holds for our market. I look forward to using my skills and experience to grow and scale the company.”

Dr Kim Nilsson

Chief Operating Officer at Devanthro

Devanthro has developed Robodies – teleoperated humanoid robotic avatars for elderly care. Through Devanthro’s ‘Robody Cares’ Care-as-a-Service, elderlies receive regular visits daily by caregivers via the Robody, vital signs are monitored around the clock, and even family members can visit via Robody – allowing them to stay safe at home longer and happier.

“We are excited to welcome Kim to our team. With her long start-up leadership experience and her skills in go-to-market for deep tech and community building, Kim will bring new dimensions to the team. She will build the scalable operational foundations we need to grow, and accelerate our path to commercialisation.”

Rafael Hostettler

CEO & Co-founder at Devanthro

Devanthro is a Munich-based robotics and AI business, building Robodies – robotic avatars for the elderly care market. Their partners include Charité Berlin, University of Oxford, and Diakonie. An early prototype is part of the permanent exhibition at Deutsches Museum in Munich. For more information, please visit https://devanthro.com/