Swedish digital healthcare startup Doktor.se secures $50 million to strengthen online medicare
Doktor.se, one of Sweden's largest players in digital healthcare has secured approximately $50 million in a capital round where Carnegie and Handelsbanken have been advisers. Several former and new investors participate.
Already in 2019, patient visits to the digital healthcare companies passed a million in Sweden and the growth for Doktor.se, and other players, is record high.
Martin Lindman, CEO and founder of Doktor.se: “We started Doktor.se with the mission to be able to offer more people safe care by making health care frictionless and more effective. The global crisis that is now underway clearly shows the transformation that the system needs to undergo to make it sustainable and future-proof.”
Doktor.se, founded in 2016, aims to streamline and create better accessibility to Swedish healthcare by offering both physical and digital care. The capital raised will form the basis for the company's future expansion, where the digiphysical care offering will be strengthened, for example through health centers and the continued development of digital patient meetings.
In addition, the establishment of Doktor.se's technical platform will scale internationally. In addition to the care offering, Doktor.se also has platform collaboration with Vivabem, a digital healthcare company active in Brazil and AniCura, a digital veterinary app available in Sweden.
Martin Lindman: “Our platform technology is a full-scale solution and we are seeing increased demand from all over the world. We are currently discussing launches in four major markets just in the next year.”
Oriola, which invested in Doktor.se as early as 2018, is one of the major investors in this round: “
Robert Andersson, CEO, Oriola Corporation: “The ongoing pandemic is increasing demand for digital healthcare meetings. At Oriola, we want to improve human health, this long-term investment in digital healthcare has synergy effects and fits well into our strategy and our long-term goals"