Medical video consultation: UK-based startup PushDoctor raises $8.2 million

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PushDoctor, Europe’s largest online GP marketplace today announced that it has raised an $8.2 million round of Series A financing. The round was jointly led by Oxford Capital and Draper Esprit, who are joined by Partech Ventures.

The Stourbridge-based startup aims to change the way everyone can access healthcare using its on-demand online GP surgery, making healthcare accessible for the tens of millions of people in the UK who find seeing a doctor difficult. The Care Quality Commission-regulated and NHS-commissioned service allows patients to book and attend secure video GP appointments seven days per week, 365 days of the year, via a website and iOS app.

The young company had previously raised a $1.2 million seed round, bringing its total funding to date to $9.4million. PushDoctor.co.uk plans to use the investment to strengthen its brand position as category leader, carry out further product innovations, expand the business’ management structure, including making key marketing and product hires and to further its industry-connectivity.

Eren Ozagir, founder and CEO at PushDoctor, comments: “We are all about usage, we want patients to get the advice they want from real doctors, in person and at a time that is convenient for them. This investment will allow us to continue to deliver important step-changes in digital health. We believe that having the ability to see a doctor on-demand speeds up the patient journey to recovery and that every patient should have the choice to reach for professional advice when they need to.”

PushDoctor was established in early 2013, after Ozagir fell ill while overseas and noticed a gap in the market for primary care from UK-based doctors on the go, and became the first On-Demand Remote Care provider to launch in the UK App Store.