Bangalore: Singapore based healthcare portal startup that helps people to find doctors in Southeast Asia, DocDoc raises $ 8.6 million in series A round led by Raymond Choong Yee – President and CEO of Malaysia banking conglomerate, Hong Leong Financial Group. The funding round was participated by Sparklabs Global Ventures. The fund will be utilized to undertake new markets and extend its reach in eight countries namely Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, India and South Korea.
Founded in 2012 by Cole Sirucek, DocDoc aims to empower people to live better lives by transforming the healthcare experience through improving accessibility and promoting informed patients within Asia Pacific. The company offers a free service that empowers patients to research doctors before booking appointments through the platform. The company targets not only local patients, but also “medical tourists” who travel to other countries in order to seek the lower-cost care or specific services. Concerning its reach, the healthcare portal startup DocDoc will merge with its competitor DoctorPage, in the next year.