French Healthcare tech startup Doctolib raises $549 million for a booking platform
Doctolib, the largest healthcare tech startup Europe raises $549 million, now giving a valuation of $6.4 billion.
Doctolib is founded in October 2013 co-founded by Stanislas Niox-Chateau, Ivan Schneider, and Jessy Bernal.
Doctolib raises $549 million in equity and debt funding round which has now reached a valuation of $6.4 billion. The funding round is led by Eurazeo with equal participation of General Atlantic and Bpifrance which were the former investors. The funding participation has made Doctolib the highest valued French startup.
How Doctolib is serving people?
Doctolib is an online booking platform that is designed particularly for helping patients in finding a specialist doctor and book an appointment. It also helps patients to look for their desired doctor, check their availability followed by booking an appointment. This platform is linking healthcare professionals and patients who are bound to use this software after paying a monthly subscription fee.
Doctolib was launched in Paris and the platform is in use by 60 million people around Germany, France, and Italy. The platform receives 30 million users every month. Today’s funding round by Doctolib aims at growing the number of employees from 2,500 to 6,000 over the period of the next five years. Moreover, Doctolib aims to operate in 30 cities.
There is no doubt to the fact that healthcare industries are now embracing technology for fulfilling daily operations in a streamlined manner. Healthcare industries are integrating health tech to make the interaction with the patients smooth and effortless.
Doctolib is expanding beyond booking appointments
Doctolib which emerged as a booking platform is adding up different services to the lineup like telemedicine, back-office functionalities, and instant messaging service. 300,000 doctors and medical workers are employing Doctolib. However, Doctolib has become ubiquitous.
“We want to transform the efficiency and profitability of their medical practices and help them to attract new patients,” says Co-founder Stanislas Niox-Chateau.