Bookimed attracts $500,000 from Aventures to develop global medical tourism platform

Yesterday AVentures Capital, a major early-stage venture capital fund based in Ukraine, announced a $500,000 lead investment into Bookimed, a Kyiv-(Kiev-) based healthcare service operating globally. 

Presented as “an independent search service for medical solutions around the world”, the startup arranges for diagnostics, treatment, rehabilitation and aesthetic procedures based on given criteria.

According to Evgeniy Kozlov, co-founder of Bookimed, the company already connected more than 260 leading clinics from 26 countries worldwide.

“Our current goal is to digitalize via our platform the process of selecting the right medical solution based on the individual needs of the patient,” he said.

Unlike its competitors, which mostly focus on aesthetic surgery and dentistry, and do not provide full medical support to a client, the startup takes care of patients suffering from a variety of diseases in such areas as oncology, neurosurgery, orthopedics and pediatrics.

The startup says it will use the investment to strengthen its R&D and upgrade its platform to provide the best possible care recommendations to patients.

“We are excited to lead this investment round in Bookimed. In addition to supporting their rockstar, result-oriented team, we are thrilled to back their mission of tackling the important problem in the treatment of patients and increasing the level of medical options awareness,” commented Yuliya Sychikova, Associate of AVentures Capital.

The startup’s services are mostly used in Eastern European countries, the UK and the USA.

Bookimed claims to be the leader of the industry in the Russian-speaking countries, with the ambition to become a global leader in the future.

Launched in 2013, the startup serves over 80,000 customers worldwide. The majority of its team — around 70 professionals — resides in the Ukrainian capital. To guarantee qualified medical expertise, the team includes 32 doctors.

Source: AVentures Capital




Topics: E-health & medical services, Finance, News, Startups, Venture/Private equity
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