HealthTech Startup DocTalk Raises $5 Mn From Khosla Ventures, Matrix, Others

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Startup: DocTalk

Founded In/Founder(s): The startup was founded in February 2016 by Krishna Chaitanya Aluru, Akshat Goenka, and Vamsee Chamakura.

Startup Description: DocTalk is mobile-based App that helps users/patients to ease the communication with doctors. Through the App, patients can chat with their doctors and get prescriptions on-the-go. The startup aims to address the doctor-patient communication problem giving doctors the chance to engage with patients post consultation as well.

Currently, the startup is operational in Delhi, Mumbai, and Hyderabad. It’s messaging platform has been availed by up to 500 doctors and more 30,000 patients.

Amount Raised/Investor(s): The startup has raised $5 Mn in a fresh round of funding led by Silicon Valley-based VC firm Khosla Ventures and Matrix Partners India. The round also saw the participation from Altair Capital, Liquid2 Ventures, YC Partner Paul Buchheit and Vy Capital, among others.

Deployment Of Funds: The raised capital will be used to expand DocTalk’s network of hospital chains on its platform and to hire a new team.

Previous Funding: In in April 2017, the startup had raised an undisclosed amount of funding from a clutch of investors.

Competitor(s): Recently in the health tech sector, Chennai-based Netmeds raised $14 Mn from Tanncam, Sistema Asia Fund, while Hyderabad-based medical transportation startup StanPlus raised $1 Mn in Seed funding.

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