DocPlanner.com, a Warsaw, Poland-based online booking platform for healthcare appointments, raised $20m in Series C financing.
The round was led by Target Global with contribution from Eenern Investments and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (via its Venture Capital Investment Programme).
In addition to the funding, the company will merge with Doctoralia.com, a Barcelona, Spain-based competitor, creating a large player with 17 million unique users, paying clients in 20 markets, hosting a database of 5 million healthcare professionals worldwide – and serving 3 million registered patient users (it combines Docplanner’s 8 million unique users monthly, with 90% coming from Europe, and Doctoralia’s 9 million unique users monthly in Spain and Latin America, including Brazil and Mexico).
While the combined company will be majority-owned by former DocPlanner shareholders, the existing Doctoralia founders will become significant shareholders and will join the senior management team. The Barcelona-based team will continue to strengthen the merged company’s presence in Spain and Latin America.
The funds will finance the merger, the expansion of the company into other foreign markets and further develop its online practice management software solution.
Led by Mariusz Gralewski, founder and CEO, DocPlanner is a 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. Doctors can use the services to manage their professional profile, follow and respond to opinions received from patients, offer an online calendar to their existing and new patients and improve their office administration (via personal tele-assistant, automatic appointment reminders, etc.).
The company, which currently operates websites in 25 countries and processes 200,000 bookings per month, has raised $34m to date from the above mentioned investors and previous backers Point Nine Capital, Piton Capital, RTAventures, Lukasz Gadowski (Delivery Hero) and Fabrice Grinda (Airbnb, Uber).