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"Cotton got involved in the project after 23 years of working with Boots, a UK retail pharmacy chain, when he had to start helping to look after his mother-in-law. He found that looking after the elderly was an area that was still not well served by technology and Canary Care was born through a collaboration with Christopher Curry, one of the former founders of Acorn Computers. ... A number of large backers, such as venture capitalists, Mercia Fund Management and angel investor, Michael Harriman have backed the company to succeed."

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