Europe’s DocPlanner, an online booking platform for healthcare appointments, has raised a $20 million Series C round, and at the same time is announcing a merger with Spain’s Doctoralia.
The new funding, which was led by Target Global, will be used for further international expansion and development of the company’s online practice management software solution. ENERN Investments and EBRD also participated, bringing total raised by DocPlanner to $34 million.
That the acquisition of Doctoralia is being billed as a merger is interesting and apt, although no further details are being disclosed. Doctoralia claims 9 million users monthly and is available in 20 countries, including Spain, Brazil, Mexico and Argentina. DocPlanner on the other hand, claims 8 million monthly users and is available in 25 countries, with a HQ in Poland and 200 employees based in offices in Warsaw, Istanbul and Rome. The idea is to make the combined company the market leader in healthcare online booking.
To that end, DocPlanner operates both a consumer-facing marketplace, and cloud software for private healthcare providers, including individual doctors, dentists and other healthcare professionals (such as dietitians and psychologists), as well as small and large clinics.
The medical professionals on the platform can use it to manage their professional profile, such as following and responding to reviews submitted by patients, and, crucially, take bookings through the site.
Behind the scenes, DocPlanner offers calendar management and various other clinic administration/office features, including a personal tele-assistant, and automatic appointment reminders. It claims to process 200,000 bookings per month.