July 7, 2018
DocsApp is the leading online doctor consultation platform that connects patients to specialist doctors in less than 30 minutes through chat or call. The mobile and web based platform offers seamless and high-quality doctor consultations on the go. In addition to that, it also allows the users to buy medicines and book lab tests from the comfort of their home. DocsApp makes high quality healthcare accessible to the Indian masses for primary healthcare, second opinion in chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiac ailments, arthritis and cancer, and other health related concerns.
Launched in July 2015, DocsApp is the brainchild of IIT Madras alumni Satish Kannan and Enbasekar D. In 2013, when the duo began working on the concept, they realized that 72% health issues can be handled by remote doctor intervention, and diagnosed and treated online. They leveraged the opportunity to bring in the ‘WhatsApp of Healthcare’ by drawing up four primary target audience clusters:
How does DocsApp work:
Step 1: Download DocsApp or log on to www.docsapp.in
Step 2: Enter patient details and choose specialty.
Step 3: Answer relevant questions asked by the Doctor’s Assistant.
Step 4: Doctor will be assigned to you based on your chosen specialty.
Step 4: Pay a nominal fee to the doctor.
Step 5: Get consultation with specialist doctor in less than 30 minutes.
Investments: DocsApp has raised $8.4 million till now from Bessemer Venture Partners, Rebright Partners, Techmatrix Corporation, DeNA Networks and Facebook’s angel investors, Anand Rajaraman and Venky Harinarayan, GSF Accelerator, IIT-M Incubation Center and other top angels like Vijay Shekhar Sharma(Paytm), Anupam Mittal (Shaadi.com), Rajesh Sawhney(GSF), Srikanth Sundararajan (Helion), the platform aims to grow its the user base to 5 million patients by the end of 2018. It is going strong in its vision of making world-class, high-quality healthcare accessible to the masses in the country by building technological solutions that can assist doctors in providing seamless consultations and disease diagnosis.
Achievements: DocsApp founders Satish and Enbasekar were featured in Forbes Asia 30 under 30 2017 list and Forbes India 30 under 30, 2018 list. DocsApp has been ranked as the #1 doctor consultation app in India, in the medical category on Google Playstore consistently for more than 18 months. DocsApp received the ‘App of the year 2017’ in the medical category, by Amazon in association with Facebook and has been a part of the Make In India Summit and the telemedicine society of India.
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