DocsApp, a mobile-only doctor consultation app run by Phasorz Technologies Pvt Ltd, has received $1.2 million funding led by Rebright Partners, a Japan-based VC firm, the company said in a press note.
Anand Rajaraman and Venky Harinarayan, early investors in Facebook, also took part in this round.
DoscApp will use the money for expanding its operations, hiring more people and enhancing technology.
“With close to 200 million smartphone users and with the increasing percentage of mobile network penetration into rural areas, mobile phones have become the key medium of communication across the country. Taking advantage of this widespread network, our aim is to provide high quality primary healthcare services to people across India through our mobile application,” said Satish Kannan, co-founder & CEO, DocsApp.
“This sector has a huge potential and providing quality healthcare services will be the key to success. The quality part is of utmost importance and has to be looked at carefully. We make sure that the empanelment of doctors is carried out through a strict three-step verification process vetted by in-house specialist doctor, thereby providing a reliable service to our customers.” said Enbasekar, co-founder, DocsApp.
Founded by IIT Madras alumni Satish Kannan & Enbasekar Dinadayalane in 2015, DocsApp, a Bangalore based health-tech start-up currently supports nine specialities including gynaecology, psychiatry, dermatology, paediatrics, weight Management, sexology, gastroenterology, general medicine and hair & scalp care. Through the app, patients can chat share pictures and reports of the ailment with the doctors privately.
DoscApp competes with the likes of JustDoc which raised seed funding in January; Doctor Insta and MeraDoctor, healthcare consultation startups had received pre-Series A round of funding in December 2015 among other startups.