London, UK – Thursday, 27 October – Doctify, a fast-growing healthcare technology platform that allows patients to search for specialist doctors and book appointments simply online has closed a seven-figure Series A round led by global technology investor, Amadeus Capital Partners.
Founded in 2015, Doctify is a user-friendly platform that allows patients to search, compare reviews and prices, and book appointments with medical specialists across the UK. The company focuses on the rapidly-expanding private healthcare market and currently puts patients in touch with doctors qualified in 47 different specialisms, including cardiology, oncology and paediatrics, as well as dentistry and dermatology.
Doctify chief executive officer Oliver Thomas commented, “We are excited to announce our partnership with Amadeus Capital Partners and this round of growth funding. Amadeus’s investment will enable Doctify to improve the platform, scale-up UK operations and realise our aim of becoming the largest online medical appointments booking service.” Doctify co-founder Stephanie Eltz added, “Amadeus has significant experience and resources in the digital healthcare sector in the UK and beyond, which we will put to good use as Doctify develops plans to access international markets next year.”
“Since its launch last year, Doctify has quickly become the most popular patient platform for booking specialist medical appointments in the UK. With healthcare systems the world over still principally paper-based and appointments made over the phone, Doctify is at the forefront of digitising patient bookings and is well-positioned to become both the market leader in the UK and an established player in Europe,” said Pierre Socha, Principal, Amadeus Capital Partners.
Doctify is free to patients with clinicians paying a monthly fee to list on the platform. The system helps specialists re-fill appointments that have been cancelled at short notice and manage their schedules better. There are an estimated 25,000-30,000 consultant doctors who operate within the private sector, as well as the publicly-funded National Health Service, in the UK. In addition, there are some 35,000 dentists, as well as tens of thousands of allied health professionals including chiropodists and physiotherapists.
Amadeus Capital Partners is a global technology investor. Since its inception in 1997, the firm has raised over $1bn for investment and backed more than 100 companies in the software, mobile, internet, cyber security and medical technology sectors. The investment team is based in India, South Africa, Sweden, UK and USA, has deep experience in technology and invests in high-growth companies from early stage to pre-IPO.
Major businesses built by Amadeus include CSR, a connectivity, audio, imaging and location semi-conductor company, now owned by Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM); Solexa, the developer of next generation genetic analysis systems, merged into Illumina (NASDAQ: ILMN) to create the world leader in gene-sequencing technology; Optos, the retinal imaging company, acquired by Nikon; ForeScout, a global enterprise security vendor; Octo Telematics, the provider of insurance telemat-ics services acquired by Renova Group; and Tobii, the global innovator in eye tracking (STO: TO-BII). www.amadeuscapital.com
For every one of us, the most precious thing we have is our health. The Doctify team is driven by a passionate belief that technology-led innovation can help drive greater transparency and access to healthcare: we are a healthtech platform and we are building a revolutionary backbone for healthcare providers, doctors and patients.
Doctify has established itself as the leading UK start-up in its space. The company provides SaaS solutions for healthcare specialists with thousands of patients using Doctify every month to im-prove the way they access healthcare. Doctify’s vision is to place its products in the hands of every healthcare provider and patient with a suite of interconnected mobile and web-based products.
Need a GP, dermatologist, dentist or cardiologist? Doctify allows you to book an appointment with a private doctor at a time that suits you. The company has made it possible to search, compare and book an appropriate health specialist in less than 60 seconds.
The company is changing healthcare for the better and is bringing transparency and simplicity to the industry in ways that have never previously been made possible. Doctify was recently awarded a prize by HRH The Duke of York in a competition run to identify companies that would likely drive future innovation in the UK healthtech sector.