Doc­tor Any­where raises $6.5m se­ries A fund

Singapore Business Review - - STARTUPS -

Dig­i­tal health­care plat­form Doc­tor Any­where raised $5.6m in a se­ries A fi­nanc­ing round, as it aims to make qual­ity health­care more ac­ces­si­ble to the tech-savvy pop­u­la­tion. Founded in 2015 and launched late 2017, Doc­tor Any­where of­fers its users ac­cess to health­care providers, through video con­sul­ta­tions on its mo­bile app which cur­rently has three fea­tures—gen­eral prac­ti­tioner, lac­ta­tion, and med­i­cal aes­thetic.

Pa­tients who re­ceived the vir­tual con­sul­ta­tion need only wait for med­i­ca­tion and other e-doc­u­ments to be de­liv­ered. One con­sul­ta­tion costs

$20, al­though pre­scribed medicines are charged sep­a­rately.

Al­though the tele­health mar­ket in Sin­ga­pore is still in its nascent stages, the startup be­lieves that the tech­nol­ogy of­fers users a strong al­ter­na­tive to con­nect for quick ad­vice and treat­ment on sim­ple health­care is­sues.

“There are a few tele­health so­lu­tions out there but what re­ally sets us apart from other in­dus­try play­ers is our in­te­grated plat­form ap­proach. Through this tech­nol­ogy, we can of­fer care-seek­ers end-to-end ser­vices that ac­com­pany them through­out their health jour­neys,” said Lim Wai Mun of Doc­tor Any­where.

The firm will use the pro­ceeds from the fund­ing round to con­tinue de­vel­op­ing its prod­ucts and ser­vices. It will also be used to beef up the team and ex­plore new busi­ness ver­ti­cals.“we as­pire to be a key player in per­son­alised health­care by boost­ing se­cure, cus­tomised and con­ve­nient ac­cess to health­care pro­fes­sion­als for ev­ery­one in Sin­ga­pore and the re­gion,” Mun added.

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