Online marketplace for preventive health check-up Healthians raises funding from YouWeCan
Expedient Healthcare Marketing Pvt Ltd, which runs online healthcare website Healthians.com, has raised an undisclosed amount from YouWeCan Ventures, an early-stage venture fund floated by cricketer Yuvraj Singh, the company said in a release.
This is the fourth investment by YouWeCan Ventures since its launch in April this year. Its other investments include On-demand logistics tech startup Moovo, beauty & wellness services startup Vyomo and online education services marketplace EduKart.com.
"Having gone through a life-threatening medical condition, I am extremely keen to promote preventive healthcare in India. While most of us today have an online social profile or an online professional profile, there's a large need to use technology to create and track individual health profile. I am excited to see Healthians trying to solve this problem," said Yuvraj Singh.
Founded in 2014 by Deepak Sahni, Healthians helps users discover affordable healthcare by aggregating diagnostic labs, crowd-sourced sample collectors and nearby doctors, as well as makes patients' medical records available online.
Sahni, who has over a decade of experience, worked with Sai Webtel Technologies Pvt Ltd as director before founding this venture. He has also worked with High Beam Global as president and managing partner.
"Healthians' proprietary self-assessment software 'HealthiansPLUS' has been created with the help of leading doctors along with software engineers. Users fill online questionnaire, followed by free personal visit by a wellness consultant for further screening. The software establishes user's personal health score, recommends future health checks and tracks each user's health over his lifetime," said Sahni.
Last September, the company raised an undisclosed amount in seed funding from healthcare-focused startup accelerator Healthstart.
Currently, the company focuses in Delhi NCR though it is catering to customers in 22 cities in India. It plans to expand into 50 cities, profile over 1 million users for HealthiansPLUS, crowd source over 1,000 mobile health advisors and conduct more than 200,000 tests in 8-12 months, it said.