BookDoc teams up with Indonesia’s Siloam Hospital
Malaysia’s investor-funded healthcare tech firm BookDoc has announced a partnership with Siloam Hospital Group to enter the Indonesian market.
The collaboration will allow BookDoc, which already has operations in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, to benefit from working with a reputable name in Indonesia, while Siloam will gain access to BookDoc’s expanding network of patients across the region.
Siloam has a team of over 500 general practitioners in Indonesia, 2,200 specialist doctors and 9,000 nurses, allied health and support staff.
BookDoc received investment from Indonesia’s wealthy Hamami Family last year after previously securing funding from a family member of Macau billionaire tycoon Stanley Ho and a round of funding led by Prince Abdul Qawi, a member of the Brunei Royal family.
1337 Ventures selects 10 startups for investment
Malaysian-based venture capital 1337 Ventures has announced that it has selected 10 Malaysian startups for its 12-week acceleration programme together with funding.
The 10 startups include CTHhelp, an auto payment reconciliation service for online marketplaces; Foodbike, a mobile café chain powered by motorcycles to alleviate urban poverty and help the disabled; and Sync, a messaging application for schools to engage with targeted group of parents, students and teachers in real-time via mobile.
Each startup will receive an investment of RM20,000, along with the options of $15,000 of AWS Credits, $20,000 of Google Cloud and Firebase credits, and $120,000 of Microsoft Azure credits on top of support and mentorship from the 1337 Venturesteam.
The programme received close to a 1,000 applications, in which teams were filtered down, taken through a 5-day intensive training bootcamp, with the top emerging companies of the nation selected to receive funding and mentorship.