India: DocsApp raises $1.2m led by Japanese VC Rebright Partners

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.

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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.