Warsaw-based HomeDoctor raises €3.7 million to expand its telemedicine & home-visit services

HomeDoctor, a Warsaw and Amsterdam-based digital healthcare provider, has announced a €3.7 million Series A funding round, led by Cogito Capital Partners, and with participation from the company’s founders.

HomeDoctor, founded in 2016, is a leader in the Polish market in providing online medical consultations and delivery of healthcare services to patients’ homes. The startup is operating as a B2B2C and a B2C medical services platform that enables delivery of both online and phone consultations (telemedicine channel) and an appointment booking service (home visit). Home Doctor is also a key partner for the largest medical centres and insurers in Poland.

HomeDoctor’s services are available online as well as through a dedicated mobile app (connecting doctors and patients). For home-visits, the startup uses geo-location technology, to ensure that the nearest available doctor is dispatched to a patient within 1 hour. This feature, combined with a selection of over 200 GPs dedicated to home-visits, gives HomeDoctor a unique competitive advantage and a clear leadership position in Poland.

The startup works with over 350 doctors (GPs as well as 16 different specialisations) who call on patients across Poland. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the startup recorded an unprecedented growth in demand, especially in teleconsultations; their Q3 2020 data shows dynamic growth in the number of home visits.

HomeDoctor’s ambitious growth strategy focuses on further product development – a telemedicine consultation service (telco/video), development of both B2B and B2B2C models, an expansion of home visits, and an integrated online pharmacy, as well as tailored offerings for enterprise customers.

HomeDoctor will use the investment to continue the growth of its operations in Poland, building its team and capacity in order to further expand geographically and build strategic partnerships aimed at scaling-up its offering and market reach. The startup plans to expand its services to other European countries, building on the growing adoption of telemedicine, regulatory changes and developments in digital healthcare across Europe. Recent regulatory and reimbursement changes allow digital healthcare providers to be part of publicly funded healthcare systems and therefore increase access to highly competent and experienced medical professionals in the European countries.

The team behind HomeDoctor is made up of serial entrepreneurs and business executives, who have successfully built and scaled both enterprise and consumer-focused businesses.

Szymon Horaczuk, the founder and CEO of HomeDoctor said: “Home Doctor’s mission is to transform the traditional healthcare model challenged by accessibility issues and deliver healthcare services to consumers in a seamless, patient-centric way. We are delighted to have Cogito on board, to support our plans and strengthen our capacity to execute our ambitious growth and expansion strategy”.

Sylwester Janik, General Partner at Cogito said: “We are excited to partner with Szymon and his team to support HomeDoctor’s product and market expansion plans. The Company’s offering meets patients’ needs and preferences for affordable and accessible healthcare services, conveniently delivered online and directly to their homes and is a game changer in the healthcare industry”.

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