BookDoc, a Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia-based healthcare technology startup, closed its seed funding round led by Prince Abdul Qawi, a member of the Brunei Royal family.
The amount of the deal was not disclosed.
The company will use the funds to expand its workforce, funding the second phase of its technological development and strengthen the infrastructure to support regional growth. In addition to Singapore and Hong Kong, BookDoc is planning to roll out its services in Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines over the next few months.
Co-founded in July 2015 by Dato’ Chevy Beh and Joel Neoh – founder of Groupon Malaysia and former CEO of Asia Pacific for Groupon, and officially launched in October the same year, BookDoc is an online healthcare platform that connects patients and healthcare professionals.
The company has established strategic partnerships with hospitals in Malaysia, including Institut Jantung Negara (National Heart Institute), Sime Darby Ramsay Healthcare, Tun Hussein Onn National Eye Hospital (National Eye Hospital), and has signed up corporate clients which have a combined market capitalization of USD$15 billion.
BookDoc is backed by a diverse group of investors from entrepreneurs to seasoned healthcare and insurance professionals, bankers, regulators as well as ICT professionals.