SG: Jireh Group’s GetDoc raises $1.6m pre-Series A, eyes Thailand expansion

Singapore-based healthcare startup GetDoc has closed a $1.6-million pre-Series A round led by its adviser Alan Wong.

The round was also joined by other high net-worth individuals, including Vivien Chou of Chou Wen Hsien Estate and Janifer Yeo, the group CEO of retail chain JYSK Group.

According to the announcement, the funds will be used for product development and market expansion. The startup plans to expand into Thailand next.

“We are aware that we are contending in a space where is there is a lot of marketplace directories… While others are still promising on MVPs (minimum viable products), we have existing services and solutions that have helped the startup achieve breakeven in 2017.

“With more than 60,000 registered downloads and more than 1,600 clinics listed on GetDoc, the listing offers content curated by NHS (National Health Service,  the publicly funded national healthcare system for England),” said GetDoc founder and CEO Woon Shung Toon.

Launched in 2016, GetDoc acts as a medical content provider and appointment management platform. It seeks to educate the masses on medical conditions and help them find the right physician. It is a member of Jireh Group.

The platform has partnered with more than 200 clinics in Singapore and 1,200 clinics in Malaysia.

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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.

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  • 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. 
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