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UK Based Healthcare Startup Zesty Raises $7.2 Million in Series A Round of Funding

Bangalore: UK's leading healthcare appointment booking platform Zesty raises $7.2 million Series A round of funding led by Innovation Capital along with its existing investors Mangrove Capital Partners, TA Ventures and ABRT Venture Fund. The round of funding also witnessed participation from Qualcomm Ventures and Maya Capital. The fund will be utilized to expand the company across India and Europe. The firm had received initial Seed funding from Mangrove Capital Partners in 2012 followed by a second round of funding from Mangrove Capital, TA Ventures and ABRT in 2013.

Incorporated in 2013 by Lloyd Price and James Balmain, Zesty allows users to book appointments with more than 3,500 healthcare providers including dentists, physios, osteopaths and private GPs. Today, clients are able to use the company’s application to integrate bookings into their existing infrastructure. The platform is currently functioning in more than 15 UK cities and claims to receive 40,000 bookings every month.

Speaking about the company, James Balmain, CEO, Zesty says, “Every day in major cities around the world, people waste millions of hours trying to book their healthcare appointments; and healthcare practices leave tens and millions of dollars on the table due to inefficiency in the market. Zesty has rapidly transformed from an exciting concept to a leading UK consumer healthcare platform, saving patients' time. This round of investment will enhance the company's popularity and network in London. It will help us to take our unique, hyper local strategy across the UK and Western Europe. Zesty will bring the elite London online booking experience to major European cities in the next 18 months”.

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