Singapore- and Malaysia-based online doctor appointment and healthcare news platform, GetDoc, has secured US$1.6 million in pre-Series A round of funding, led by the startup’s adviser Alan Wong.

Several high net-worth individuals, including Vivien Chou (Chou Wen Hsien Estate) and Janifer Yeo (JYSK Group), also joined this round.

The startup will use the funds for product development and expanding operations into Thailand, where healthcare startups are stepping up.

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“We are aware that we are contending in a space where is there is a lot of marketplace directories… while others are still promising on minimum viable product (MVPs), we have existing services and solutions that has helped the startup achieve breakeven in 2017. With more than 60,000 registered downloads and more than 1,600 clinics listed on GetDoc, the listing offers content curated by NHS,” said Woon Shung Toon, Founder and CEO of GetDoc.

Launched in 2016, Jireh Group-owned GetDoc aims to empower patients to manage their own healthcare through mobility solutions. GetDoc claims to have an extensive search database, appointment scheduling, and tracking services for patients to bank on.

To date, GetDoc has partnered with more than 200 clinics in Singapore and 1,200 clinics in Malaysia.

The startup said that it will build new user-centric features, such as queue management and electronic medical notes, amongst others to become a one-stop medical portal for the healthcare industry.