Our Story


We make accurate testing more accessible across the world

A Bit About Us

TestCard was born when the co-founders, Dr Andrew Botham and Luke Heron were having dinner together back in 2017. They met through their daughters, who were at school together. They were chatting about tests, and how people delay seeking medical help. Plucking up the courage to see a doctor can be difficult! They saw a problem with the way people access tests. It’s a resource hungry process, and for many people globally, tests can be hard to get.

They combined their skills to develop TestCard. Making a very complex process really clear, simple and most importantly, accessible.


Andrew Botham presenting to audience

Our Mission

To deliver a healthcare solution that lets you know immediate results.

TestCard is an at-home testing solution that provides immediate results at a low cost. TestCard is a combination of a non-invasive urine test kit embedded into a postcard, with an accompanying mobile application that turns a mobile phone’s camera into a clinical grade scanner.


Happy couple with mobile device and TestCard pouch

Our Beliefs

We believe home medical testing should be:

  • Accessible to all

    We aim to make testing more accessible across the world, helping people to take control of their health


  • Fast and accurate

    By providing fast and accurate medical results, we can improve speed to treatment


  • Affordable

    Our test kits will be affordable, to make sure everybody can get quicker access to help

Our History


March

2017

Luke Heron & Dr Andrew Botham's families met for Sunday lunch and ended up discussing how hard it is for men to engage with health testing, specifically around the test for prostate cancer. They came up with the idea of a future non-invasive test that could be taken at home with results shared back with medical professionals for treatment and after care.

May

2017

The following May, TestCard Limited was formally born to work on the concept they’d discussed two month previously.

July

2017

Luke Heron secured Angel investment from former MD of UBS Hong Kong, Chris Craig-Wood.

July

2018

TestCard closes pre-seed funding round of £1.2m in a round led by Neo Ventures & Al Dhow Capital.

January

2019

TestCard beats new product launches from tech giants Samsung, Apple and others by winning 'Top Emerging Technology' @ CES 2019 - the Global Innovation Expo, Las Vegas.

August

2019

TestCard's technology is proven to deliver a greater level of reliability in a pilot study that pitted TestCard against Roche's fixed terminal scanners (used in hospitals and clinics around the world).

September

2019

Health insurance giant Aetna issues Letter of Intent to roll TestCard out across the globe starting with a diabetes screening product in India.

November

2019

TestCard won Pitch @ Palace 2019 in a competition that saw over 80,000 businesses compete for the title, demonstrating the strength of the product and innovation.

December

2019

TestCard and Medical Ministry International agree a commercial programme for remote testing within the Amazon region.

January

2020

TestCard and Roche agree a commercial pilot for Scandinavia to begin in June.

April

2020

TestCard closes £1m follow-on bridge round ahead of a full consumer product launch scheduled from the summer of 2020.

Our People


Founders

Luke Heron

Co-Founder & CEO

Dr Andrew Botham

Co-Founder & CSO


Senior Leadership

Chris Hewitt

CTO & UX

Matthew Leming

Head of US Ops


Team

Selby Cary

Technical Operations

Garry Kane

Frontend & Design

Marius Austrevicius

Programmer

Roger Hyde

Quality Assurance Officer

Salma Khattab

iOS Developer


We’re really proud of our people, and the journey we’ve been on to bring TestCard to life. Their credentials have been critical to our success.

Dr Andrew is a leading expert in lab testing. He was the Head of R&D for ACM Global Laboratory and in East Yorkshire with the NHS.

Luke is TestCard’s driving force. He’s a tech innovator who leads teams to create apps with brilliant user experience.

Luke and Andrew are supported by a fantastic team. Together, they are bringing TestCard to the world.


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