Mumbai-based mobile startup mHealth Ventures India Pvt Ltd, which runs an app under MeraDoctor which is India’s leading platform for health questions and answers, that allows patients to consult doctors over text chats, has raised an undisclosed amount in seed funding from India Quotient along with a few leading angel investors.
MeraDoctor was co-founded by Nair and Gautam Ivatury in 2011. Nair is a physician and Harvard University graduate whereas Ivatury is co-founder of Signal Point Ventures and one of the early CFOs at SKS Microfinance, at one time India’s top microlender. MeraDoctor will use the funds to get patients on its platform and improve the user experience.
Ajay Nair, co-founder and managing director of MeraDoctor said,
“IndiaQuotient’s investment validates the unique approach we take — real-time, high-quality consultations from carefully vetted doctors. We’ve now done two lakh virtual doctor consultations for people from every corner of India,”
MeraDoctor allows users to chat live and consult with a primary healthcare physician. Every patient gets one free consultation per month after which he/she is charged at Rs 150 per consultation and can keep getting free consultations by sharing the app with family and friends.
The company currently employs 35 people and plans to double its team over the next few months.