Our goal is to make Practo a global company in the next 5-10 years: Shashank N.D.

Shashank N.D., co-founder and chief executive of Practo. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint

Practo is an investor’s darling in a segment like digital healthcare, which has hardly seen any big-ticket funding. It is the largest homegrown doctor discovery and appointment booking platform, and one of a handful of Indian consumer internet start-ups that harbours global ambitions. But, it has not always been smooth sailing for Shashank N.D., co-founder and chief executive of Practo. In an interview, Shashank talks about the challenges of digitizing healthcare, Practo’s valuation and why the company has never shied away from dabbling in multiple business verticals simultaneously. Edited excerpts from an interview:

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