Curofy, a doctor networking app from Gurgaon-based 911 India Healthcare Pvt Ltd has secured an undisclosed amount in pre-Series A funding from US-based venture capital firm RoundGlass Partners.
According to Nipun Goyal, co-founder of Curofy the funding will be used towards product development, marketing and hiring talent.
Curofy was founded in February 2015 by IIT Delhi alumni Mudit Vijayvergiya, Pawan Gupta and Goyal. It’s an app-only platform that allows doctors to interact and collaborate on cases. The startups medical directory pre-populates the information and profile about the doctor based on public data. It facilitates doctors to seek opinion from each other, applying for jobs and read latest medical news.
“They (RoundGlass Partners) are an extremely seasoned team that can provide us with both financial support and deep healthcare expertise. Over the last few months, we have monitored and tracked data patterns from daily activities of our users. We will use this data to further personalise our app and offer improved experience to our customers,”
The startup claims that it has about 10,000 registered doctors on its platform and caters to doctors from over 70 cities.
Last year, Curofy secured funding of around $160K from India Quotient, Spice Labs and a bunch of angel investors.
Gurpreet Singh, founder, RoundGlass Partners said,
“With the rapid pace of medical advancement, it is challenging for practicing physicians to stay informed on the latest methodologies and research while simultaneously connecting with colleagues to share best practices,”
He added, “The Curofy app…is making it easy for physicians to share knowledge and holistically manage patient care,”
The other competitors in the same sector are DocPlexus and PlexusMD. Couple of days back, DocPlexus raised a funding of Rs 4.6 crores till date from asp. group, an Austria based international investment & advisory boutique, and Uniqorn Ventures, a startup focused fund based out of Mumbai.
RoundGlass, this year has also invested $1 million in Bengaluru-based habit creation and tracking apps startup Zoojoo.be. This funding comes three weeks after it partnered with Flipkart co-founders Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal, and Fortis promoters Malvinder Singh and Shivinder Singh, to invest $2.3 million (Rs 15 crore) in medical technology startup Wrig Nanosystems.