Hyderabad-based diagnostics services aggregator DoctorC has raised Rs 2.5 crore in convertible notes through seed-financing earlier this month, as per a report by Economic Times.
The round was led by California based Leviathan Investments headed by Anil Dharni, Ram Gudavalli and Andrew Keidel, the founders of mobile gaming start-up Funzio. Other investors include city-based Splice Advisors, which has startups including Druva and StayZilla in its portfolio, and Indian Angel Network member Sanjay Jesrani, founder and CEO of Go North Ventures.
DoctorC offers a website where people can look for the best deals in diagnostic tests by comparing prices and discounts offered by testing laboratories. Started in 2012 as a platform for sharing of MRICT services, the strategy was pivoted by founders Neehar Cherabuddi, Mansi Gandhi, Karan Kurani and Manya Cherabuddi.
Since January, the company has been working with 19 diagnostic centres in Hyderabad, including Narayana Health for outpatient appointments, Dr Lal PathLabs, Elbit Diagnostics and Thyrocare "We provide an additional platform for the diagnostic centres for customer acquisition and are in the process of introducing a payment gateway to book tests online. As we drive 2 to 5% of the business for our partners, they offer exclusive deals with a discount of 15% for certain tests to customers who approach them through our site.” Mansi Gandhi, COO, DoctorC told ET.