BENGALURU: Anand Rajaraman and Venky Harinarayan, who were angel investors in Facebook, have funded online doctor consultation platform DocsApp. Japanese venture capital firm Rebright Partners has also participated in the early stage investmentround of $1.2 million. DocsApp plans to utilize the funding to expand their operations, enhance user experience and hire more people.
Founded in 2015 by IIT Madras alumni Satish Kannan and Enbasekar Dinadayalane, DocsApp, which has 36 employees, provides consultation for patients within 30 minutes with complete privacy. Patients can chat as well as share pictures and reports of the ailment with the doctors privately.
Kannan said, “It is estimated that up to 70% of the commonest health issues people face can be managed online. The patient doesn’t need to travel to have a medical consultation. We want to bridge the gap between patients and doctors through this platform so that people can get expert consultation on demand.” He added that this would also help the platform take specialized care to the remote areas across the country.
“We make sure that the empanelment of doctors is carried out through a strict three-step verification process vetted by an in-house specialist doctor, thereby providing a reliable service to our customers,” said Dinadayalane. The investors said that they expect the app to revolutionize primary healthcare and added that it could be taken to other emerging markets too.