Three of Indonesia’s large business groups are reported to have invested an undisclosed amount in pre-series A funding for HaloDoc – the country’s first online, integrated healthcare application.
According to Chief Executive Officer of MHealth Tech Jonathan Sudharta, Djarum Group has acquired HaloDoc’s equity through its unit PT Global Digital Niaga (GDN), who is also the parent company of e-commerce platform Blibli.com.
“Some of them have been involved since our first seed funding round,” Sudharta told DEALSTREETASIA, on the sidelines of HaloDoc’s launch on Thursday.
Go-Jek, backed by Singapore-based private equity firm Northstar Ventures, has strategically expanded its business line from mere transportation into lifestyle and logistics. The investment into HaloDoc is a clear sign that Go-Jek has a much bigger ambition.
Sudharta said he had approached Go-Jek founder and friend Nadiem Makarim from the very early stage, and has secured a long term commitment from the company to develop the application together.
“Nadiem has a very clear vision when it comes to tech-based services. And he strongly supports my vision in shaping the future of Indonesia’s healthcare system,” said Sudharta.
HaloDoc is a new product of Jakarta-based MHealthTech, who gave birth to LinkDokter – a digital social media platform designed for doctors – three years ago. HaloDoc was launched as a solution for users to quickly and safely access reliable healthcare services.
The application connects users to doctors and can be accessed with system and network compatible smartphones from anywhere in Indonesia. Users would have the flexibility to choose doctors according to needs, specialty and specified tariffs.
There are currently 600 doctors active in HaloDoc, availabe for consulting for about 2,000 users. Integrated within the app is ApotikAntar, a platform that connect users to certified pharmacies with personal delivery for medications.
Sudharta said that the breakthrough in technology is expected to ease and shorten time for access to healthcare. HaloDoc aims to create an ecosystem which completely focuses on health and is consumer oriented.
“Our dream is to create an ecosystem which completely focuses on health and is consumer oriented. We want an integrated health care services that places high regards to patient safety. This is a real need for the future and not only a trend,” he said.