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Practo starts operations in Indonesia

Doctors

Doctor discovery platform Practo has increased its international footprint by entering Indonesia. It will be launching its first product called Practo Search, which will be available in Indonesian Bahasa and English.

Practo says that consumers in Indonesia will be able to search for over 4,200 verified doctors in over 60% of all clinics across Jakarta DKI using the website or app, both of which have been specially built for the region. Practo will also expand its coverage to the broader Jakarta Raya area covering Bogor, Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi regions. 

In the Philippines, Practo claims to cover the Greater Manila area and lists over 70% of all doctors in the region (over 11,000). It is expanding within the country to completely cover Cebu, Cavite and Batangas regions, as well as expand product lines to cover more healthcare segments across wellness, fitness, medicine, preventive and curative to ensure that consumers have a single app for all their healthcare requirements.

In an earlier interview with MediaNama, co-founder Shashank ND also mentioned that it is also looking at expanding to South Africa, Dubai and Brazil. The company also says it will be present in over 10 countries by the end of March.

Funding

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Last month, the company raised $90 million in a Series C funding round led by Tencent and Sofina with existing investor Sequoia Capital. Google Capital, Altimeter Capital, Matrix Partners and DST Global founder Yuri Milner also participated in the round. This round totals Practo’s funding at $125 million.

Genii acquisition, eyeing the enterprise segment

In July, Practo acquired Mumbai based product and development firm Genii for an undisclosed sum. The entire Genii team, including the founders, would be joining Practo in Bangalore. Practo planned to foray into the enterprise segment which would include hospitals and diagnostic centres. Practo claimed that it would expand the number of hospitals on its platform from 8,000 to over 20,000 by the end of this year.

Diagnostic centres search

In the same month, Practo added diagnostic centers to its platform which would allow users to search for medical test centers near them. Users would be provided accreditation information to determine the quality of the lab, check if home pickup facility is available, prices for different tests conducted by the lab, and photographs of the lab facility.

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