Singapore's eHealth portal DoctorPage lands funding from international investors
Two months after their initial launch, specialized healthcare portal DoctorPage.sg receives funding from renowned international e-commerce investors.By Jacky Yap 22 Nov, 2012
DoctorPage aims to connect patients with doctors across Southeast Asia. Founded by Max-F. Scheichenost, DoctorPage aims to be the number one eHealth player in Southeast Asia. Mr. Scheichenost was also the cofounder of DailyDeal, which was acquired by Google Inc. in September 2011. On top of that, as the founder and Managing Partner of Alps Ventures, an Austrian based investment company, his experience extends into the venture capitalist industry, as well.
DoctorPage included their impressive lineup of investors in their official announcement. They include Michael Brehm, founder and managing director of leading daily deal holdings Rebate Networks, Damian Doberstein, co-founder of Russia’s largest e-commerce company, KupiVIP, Christian Gaiser, founder of KaufDa (acquired by Axel Springer AG in 2011), and Tim Marbach, founder of KaufDa and Business Angel, Alps Ventures, as well as other prominent investors from Singapore.
Will the business model work? Investor Michael Brehm is definitely betting on it.
“We analyzed more than two dozen e-health companies worldwide and ultimately decided to invest in DoctorPage, the most promising one. In only a few weeks, the team has made DoctorPage.sg the market leader in Singapore, which already shows the excellence of the management.”
DoctorPage did not reveal the number of doctors on their system. Likewise, the amount of funding is undisclosed Another thing to note, Max-F. is also the managing partner of Alps Ventures, which is part of the investors lineup into DoctorPage.
On top of the the web app, DoctorPage has a mobile version for the iOS platform, which works on the iPhone and iPad. An Android version is in the works.
Read on for the full press release.
Singapore, November 22th, 2012 –DoctorPage.sg, a specialized healthcare portal that aims to connect patients with doctors across South East Asia, has attracted an international group of investors only 2 months after its launch.
“With some of the most highly successful internet entrepreneurs on board, we will strengthen our position as the number one eHealth player in South-east Asia. We see this fast investment response to our platform as clear award for hard work and dedication to the product”, said Max-F. Scheichenost, Founder and Chief-Executive Officer (CEO) of DoctorPage. Having a physician and online marketing experts as founding managers, DoctorPage combines patients’ and doctors’ needs with the strength of internet technology. Healthcare access across Asia is improved by establishing direct contact through a personal profile, and a highly integrated real-time appointment-booking system.
“We analyzed more than two dozen e-health companies worldwide and ultimately decided to invest in DoctorPage, the most promising one. In only a few weeks, the team has made DoctorPage.sg the market leader in Singapore, which already shows the excellence of the management,” says investor Michael Brehm, one of Europe’s most successful internet entrepreneurs.
Michael Brehm is the Founder and Managing Director of Rebate Networks, one of the leading Daily Deal holdings. He also facilitated the establishment of VZ Netzwerke, Germany’s largest Social Network and has investments in many of Europe’s leading internet companies.
Damian Doberstein is Co-Founder of Russia’s largest e-commerce company, KupiVIP.
Christian Gaiser is the Founder of KaufDa, (acquired by Axel Springer AG in 2011) and CEO and Founder of Bonial International Group, the largest network for location-based shopping information worldwide.
Tim Marbach, Founder of KaufDa and Business Angel, Value Invest, a venture fund that specializes in e-commerce, Alps Ventures, as well as other prominent investors from Singapore.
DoctorPage is founded in June 2012 in Singapore by Max-F. Scheichenost, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Dawn Soo, Co-Founder and Chief Information Officer (CIO), and Daniel Endres, Chief Operating Officer (COO). Doctorpage.sg improves healthcare access across Asia by providing a user-friendly platform that enables patients to search and book appointments with their preferred healthcare providers in a few simple clicks. A complementary customer relationship management system (CRM) is provided to the healthcare professionals to help optimize patient flow and clinic efficiencies.
DoctorPage recently released a new version of its iOS and iPad app which is available for download on iTunes and is currently working on its android app. Mr Scheichenost was the co-founder of DailyDeal (acquired by Google Inc. in September 2011), and Founder and Managing Partner of Alps Ventures, an Austrian based investment company.
Dr Soo is a medical physician by training with clinical experience in both the public and private healthcare sectors in Singapore. She recently graduated with an MBA from top-tier business school, INSEAD.
Mr Endres was the Entrepreneur in Residence at DailyDeal and Operations Manager at home24 in Berlin.