£500k boost for platform

Capita founder leads Frog wellbeing investment

Sir Rod Aldridge and Nick Kuenssberg

Former Capita founder and chairman Sir Rod Aldridge has led a further investment into a Scottish software startup focused on mental wellbeing.

Sir Rod was joined by existing and new investors who have pumped more than £500,000 into Glasgow-based Frog Systems, chaired by veteran businessman Nick Kuenssberg.

The company has developed a free-to-use software platform which allows users to share their personal experiences and directs them to relevant support, including services in their area.

It has attracted a number of blue-chip clients in financial and professional services, higher education, housing, arts, sport, and membership and governing bodies.

It announced recently that Sussex Cricket had become the first sports club in the world to launch its own bespoke mental wellness platform using Frog’s system. Sir Rod is president of Sussex Cricket.

Sir Rod, who is said to have a personal fortune of £135m, said: “Mental and physical illness does not discriminate. Each of us is touched by it at some point in our lives, and the current pandemic has exacerbated this situation.”

Business angel and mentor Mr Kuenssberg is a former chairman of Glasgow cloud computing firm Iomart and has served as a director of companies including Standard Life Assurance, ScottishPower and Dawson International.

He said: “Having achieved a robust, scalable platform, Frog is now well-placed to demonstrate its capabilities in partnership with any organisation with a duty of care towards its staff, membership or customers.

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