MesDocteurs, a Marseille, France-based platform that provides health advice and information, raised €1.2m in initial funding.
Founded in 2015 by Chloé Ramade, Séverine Grégoire and Nicolas Orofino, the founders of Monshowroom, which was supported from its beginnings by Omnes Capital and sold in 2014 to Groupe Casino, MesDocteurs is an online and mobile paying service that provides anonymous accurate and specific health advice and information. If necessary, it refers the user to a healthcare professional or, in the case of obvious emergency, to a “Centre 15” emergency call centre or the nearest hospital.
After an initial four-month beta-testing phase, the site has had promising results with more than 1,000 questions handled by more than 60 partner doctors.
The company intends to use the funds to strengthen its teams, launch a B2B service aimed at insurance companies and mutual organisations, set up a video/audio chat line, make the app available on Android and obtain the various approvals needed to offer users an online consultation service in the next few months.