New Delhi: Online healthcare service provider Healthenablr India Pvt. Ltd on Thursday said it has raised $800,000 from undisclosed investors based in Silicon Valley and Hong Kong.
It plans to use this investment to further develop its technology and expedite sales efforts.
The start-up currently operates in Mumbai and Kolkata and plans to expand its services to eight cities with a network of over 50,000 doctors by 2016 end.
Based in Mumbai, the company was founded in September 2015 by Bamasish Paul and Avishek Mukherjee—both graduates of the US-based Booth School of Business. Paul has over 15 years of experience with key proficiency across healthcare operations and strategy, early-stage investment, private equity and investment management having worked in Brookfield Asset Management as a senior vice-president.
Mukherjee on the other hand has developed products and applications for organizations such as the Mayo Clinic, South West Medical Association, WellMed Physician Practices and the Lifeprint group of primary care physicians.
Healthenablr allows patients to connect with healthcare practitioners through its platform. The company offers two products and services through its mobile and web application—Pocclinic and Poccare.
Pocclinic is doctor-centric mobile app that keeps a record of their engagement and patient availability. Poccare is the patient-centric app can help subscribers find, compare and book appointments with doctors, hospitals, diagnostics and wellness chains.
Patients can also upload and maintain their medical records online.
The company is likely to compete with Practo Technologies Pvt. Ltd which last raised $90 million from a clutch of investors led by China’s Tencent in August 2015.
Other prominent companies in the doctor discovery and practice management segment in India are Lybrate, Ziffi, Qikwell and HelpingDoc.