India: PlanMyMedicalTrip .com secures $189k in funding from three angel investors

Anurav Rane, founder and CEO of PlanMyMedicalTrip.com

PlanMyMedicalTrip.com, which offers international patients access to medical care at competitive prices, has received about $189,000 in funding from its founder and three angel investors including Bhanu Vikram Parsotam, Rohan Desai and Paras Patel, according to a statement.

The fresh funds will be used by the startup to increase its network across the world and improve customer’s digital experience. This apart, the portal also plans to expand its reach to countries that are rich with prospects for medical tourism such as Thailand, UAE, Brazil and Germany.

“Even though our team strictly adheres to the company’s growth strategy to achieve its goals, this funding will help us serve our customers even better. It will also assist us in keeping our energies focused on our philosophy of humanity is the only religion,” said Anurav Rane, founder and CEO of PlanMyMedicalTrip.com.

PlanMyMedicalTrip.com makes it simple for a patient looking for specialised treatments to choose a hospital and doctor who best understands his/her needs. Because the international patient departments at many hospitals aren’t well equipped to handle patients from abroad, the portal becomes a one-stop destination for patients to compare doctors and hospitals, read reviews, receive end-to-end guidance on the treatment, travel and stay.

“I have been a part of the healthcare sector in the USA for close to two decades now. So, I am familiar with patient requirements here and strongly believe that PlanMyMedicalTrip.com is doing the right thing at the right time. Together with the PlanMyMedicalTrip.com representatives, I’m positive that we will be able to boost healthcare facilities across the globe,” Parsotam said.

Parsotam has been involved with Pensacola Home Health Care for 20 years and has previously also funded hotels and motels in the USA, while Desai has 10 years of experience in stock trading and investment and provides stock advisory services at rdviews.com. Patel is a real estate investor.

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In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.