Curely, a Newport Beach, Calif.-based mobile application using a marketplace model to connect doctors and consumers around the world, secured $2m in seed funding.
The round was led by Exponential Partners.
The company intends to use the funds to continue to expand globally.
Co-founded in 2014 by Singularity University graduates Christian Assad, M.D., Paul Lee, M.D. and new media entrepreneur Joshua Hong, Curely has created a mobile-first marketplace to connect doctors to people in the world who own a smartphone. Using an in-app messaging platform augmented by IBM Watson, its Live Chat and Inbox Mail features need less bandwidth, targeting the 80% of the world’s population that doesn’t have 3G connectivity.
It currently features a network of nearly 600 board-certified physicians from 17 countries.
The app is available for download on iOS and Android.