Kolkata-based Affordable Health Services Pvt. Ltd, which runs online healthcare services aggregator EasyBuyHealth, has secured $350,000 (Rs 2.2 crore) in a seed round from a group of angel investors from the business and medical communities.
The capital will be used to expand its team to 100 members, from the existing 50, over the next six months, besides strengthening its technology infrastructure, the company said in a press statement.
Founded by Gagan Kapur and Chris George in 2016, EasyBuyHealth helps customers discover an array of healthcare services providers, including hospitals, clinics and diagnostic centres, among others, on its platform.
The startup also offers an assortment of healthcare services such as health service packages and preventive healthcare services comprising annual health check-ups and pre-employment medical tests, hospitalisation for elective and recurring surgeries, chronic care for long-term conditions such as diabetes and physiotherapy, besides wellness, lifestyle and dental care services.
It claims to have partnered with over 662 brands across 11,000 locations in the country.
In recent times, several other healthcare services aggregators have also raised funding, including 3Hcare.in, which had raised $100,000 from an undisclosed entrepreneur-investor.
In September, home healthcare aggregator HealWell24 had also raised angel funding from three high-net-worth individuals, while Oxa Medical, which provides curated medical tourism packages, had secured an undisclosed amount in seed funding from UAE-based Idein Ventures Pvt Ltd in March.
In January, PlanMyMedicalTrip, an online platform that offers international patients access to medical care in India and Turkey, had received Rs 1.25 crore ($187,000) in angel funding. Mumbai-based TransEarth Healthcare Services, which operates under the TransEarth Medical brand, too, had raised $2 million to expand its operations overseas.