Europe’s largest healthcare marketplace DocPlanner raises $20 million and merges with Doctoralia

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DocPlanner.com, an online booking platform for healthcare appointments, has raised $20 million in Series C financing led by Target Global. In addition, the Warsaw-based company announced that it will create the biggest online healthcare booking platform in the world by merging with Doctoralia.com, a Spain-based competitor. The fresh capital will also finance expansion into other foreign markets and further the development of the company’s online practice management software solution.

Founded in 2011 by Polish entrepreneur Mariusz Gralewski, DocPlanner is a marketplace and cloud software for private healthcare providers (all kinds of medical doctors) , as well as small and large clinics. Doctors can use its 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 young company currently operates websites in 25 countries and processes 200,000 bookings per month.

DocPlanner’s total funding to date stands at $34 million. Previous investors include EBRD, Point Nine Capital, Piton Capital, RTAventures, Lukasz Gadowski (Delivery Hero) and Fabrice Grinda (Airbnb, Uber).

Mariusz Gralewski, the founder and CEO of DocPlanner stated: “We have the ambition to become the clear #1 global online platform for healthcare. The focus now is on building a stronger global presence – bolstering positions in key markets (Poland, Turkey and Italy) and adding 4-5 high growth markets, either through greenfield or acquisition. The presence and usefulness of healthcare platforms is slowly getting recognized by doctors and patients in a growing number of countries.”

The other big news is that DocPlanner merges with Doctoralia. Over the past few years both companies have established strong presences in their core markets. DocPlanner now attracts 8 million unique users monthly, with 90% coming from Europe. Doctoralia, with over 9 million unique users monthly, holds leading positions in Spain and Latin America, including Brazil and Mexico. The combined company will have 17 million unique users, paying clients in 20 markets and host the biggest database of doctors worldwide – 5 million healthcare professionals – and serve 3 million registered patient users.

“The companies have complementary geographies and great teams. By joining forces we can leverage best practices and provide an even better software and product offering for both doctors and patients on a truly global scale,” commented Mariusz Gralewski, founder and CEO of DocPlanner.

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.