PushDoctor, which lets you visit a GP via your tablet, has just raised $26.1M
The healthtech start-up, which has been backed by Accelerated Digital Ventures, will use the funds to help bring new products to market
PushDoctor, the online platform that lets you visit a GP via your tablet, has just raised $26.1m in Series B funding – in a round led by Accelerated Digital Ventures (ADV) and Draper Esprit, with participation from major European funds, Oxford Capital, Partech Ventures and Seventure Partners.
Allowing users access to a digital face-to-face conversation with a UK registered GP in as little as six minutes, patients can receive medical advice, prescriptions, referrals and fit notes all over their iPad.
Founded in July 2013 by Eren Oazgir and Matt Elcock, PushDoctor will use the latest round of investment to help bring new products to market, the first of which will arrive later this year – with the business also looking at ways to introduce complimentary products alongside its existing service.
Just last January, the healthtech start-up raised $8.2m in Series A funding in a round led by Oxford Capital, Draper Esprit, and Partech Ventures, with this latest round taking its total funding to over $37.5m.
One of our top tech trends for 2017, the rise of ‘digital doctors’ over the coming years will see more and more people seek medical advice and assistance from the comfort of their own homes.
Already, 58% of UK consumers use wellness or mental health apps on their smartphones or tablets – with a significant portion of people also expected to use their handheld devices for GP appointments while at home or abroad.
“We have treated more cases digitally than anyone in Europe and consistently grown over 35% month-on-month for 16 months.
“As a result, we have a dataset that provides a unique view of the medical issues facing a nation. This has meant that we have been able to scope and create a data-driven digital health platform that will treat the whole person.
“No one before Push Doctor has provided consumers with access to a single digital health platform that combines responsive medicine and chronic condition management as well as fitness and nutritional conditioning.”
Michael Dimelow, head of Investment at ADV, said:
“The health and wellbeing sector is perfectly positioned to benefit from digital technology innovation, and the UK is one of the best places from which to build a global business in this space.
“We’re delighted to announce our investment in Push Doctor with its unique vision to build an open platform, where the entire industry can connect and collaborate.”