Healthtech startup, Healthenablr, has raised about 800K (INR 5.5 Cr) in a seed round of funding by a mixed group of professionals including names from Silicon Valley and Hong Kong.
Mumbai-based Healthenablr was founded in September 2015 by Bamasish Paul and Avishek Mukherjee. It assists patients to connect with healthcare services and practitioners worldwide through its proprietary web and mobile platform.
Healthenablr offers two products and services through its mobile and web application.
- Pocclinic – A doctor-centric mobile app which concentrates on reducing “no-shows” for doctors and healthcare service providers while improving patient engagement by offering a network of local and global patient
- Poccare – A patient-centric mobile app can help subscribers find, compare and book appointments with leading doctors, hospitals, diagnostics and wellness chains from the comfort of their home. In addition, patients can also pre-pay and avail discounts for their appointment using their credit or debit card and online wallets such as Paytm
The startup will use the newly acquired funds to further develop their patented EMR technology and consolidate sales efforts.
Avishek Mukherjee, CTO and co-founder said, “This funding has timed perfectly with a new release of our patented EMR software, that not only allows doctors to generate online invoices and prescriptions, but also enables them to keep track of their patient vitals, medications, follow up appointments etc.”
Currently operating in Mumbai and Kolkata, the startup plans to expand their services to eight cities, with a network of over 50,000 verified doctors by the end of 2016. Other plans in the pipeline include tie-ups with hospitals and healthcare chains, remote patient management solutions and wearable healthcare and medical device integration.
The healthcare market in India is expected to reach $280 Bn by 2020 at a CAGR of 22.9%. Earlier in March, Gurgaon-based healthcare startup medECUBE raised about $4 Mn (INR 25 Crore) in series A funding from Artiman Ventures. Other players in this sector include Practo, eKincare, Lybrate, Ziffi, Qikwell, Curofy, Care24, etc.
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