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Ronnie Screwvala’s Unilazer pumps Rs 7 crore in MeraDoctor

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MUMBAI: MeraDoctor, a platform for virtual consultations between doctors and patients, has closed a Rs 7-crore Pre-Series A financing round led by Ronnie Screwvala’s Unilazer Ventures.

MeraDoctor, which was launched earlier this year, has so far helped over 300,000 people connect with carefully screened doctors across India through a simple chat interface. Most health platforms create a big bazaar experience in which neither patients nor doctors are comfortable. Instead, as a doctor-led company, MeraDoctor builds trust and loyalty by smoothly connecting patients with reputable physicians only, and ensures that both sides have a high-quality experience.

MeraDoctor CEO & co-founder Dr. Ajay Nair says, “We’re honoured to have partnered with Ronnie Screwvala and some of the country’s best entrepreneurs and investors to take MeraDoctor to the next stage. Within the country’s rapidly evolving healthcare industry, our focus is clear – we make it easy for everyone in India to have high quality health conversations on their phone. In just a few months after launching our app for live messaging with doctors, we’ve helped over 300,000 people connect with quality care.”

The new investment will help MeraDoctor extend its technology platform, scale up its doctor base, add to its technology and management teams.

Screwvala's Unilazer Ventures led the round, with participation from existing investor early-stage fund IndiaQuotient. Previous investors in the company include Aaavishkaar and Accion Venture Lab.

“MeraDoctor’s leadership team is unique in combining a deep understanding of healthcare with a fine-tuned sense of customer needs and a relentless drive to build a large, enduring business. Mobile adoption is disrupting the way healthcare is being delivered. The very large untapped market and the team’s deep healthcare experience is a winning combination. I’m delighted to support their vision and contribute as best I can, as Ajay and Gautam tackle one of the biggest opportunities in India today,” adds  Screwvala.

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