Doctolib, one of the most popular online medical appointment services in France, announced today that it has raised €4 million from local investors that include Bertrand Jelensperger of LaFourchette, Antoine Freysz of Otium Capital and Pierre Kosciusko-Morize of Kernel Investissement. The company who claims over 1 million patients/users per month, said the money will be used for further growth outside of France, even maybe into the United States.
The new investment brings the total of investment made in the company this year to over €5 million.
Doctolib is no different in functioning from other online doctor appointment websites, matching the patients with the practitioners nearby and allowing to manage the appointment 7/24. However, they wrestle in an arena which is strictly regulated by the French state. So, the new round can be considered a pretty big success, showing that the investors have faith in the business who want to double the number of offices to 20 and employees to 100 in a year.
Stanislas Niox-Chateau, the co-founder and CEO of Doctolib, said “The figures about the healthcare system in France has been almost the same for decades in France, with over a billion calls connecting 65 million French people with 570K healthcare professionals, which means a huge waste of time and major malfunctions. Doctolib is the essential service that simplifies and streamlines the organization and access to care.»
Founded in October 2013, the startup partners now with 1500+ health professionals across the country.