HealthTech startup Eka.Care raises USD 4.5mn seed funding

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Eka.Care, a connected healthcare platform, founded by former Co-Founders of Goibibo, has picked up seed funding of USD 4.5 million from a clutch of leading angel and early-stage investors.

The list of angel investors includes Deep Kalra (Founder, MakeMyTrip),  Ashish Kashyap (Founder, INDMoney), Rajesh Magow (Co-Founder, MakeMyTrip), Kunal Shah (Founder, Cred),  Abhishek Begerhotta (Founder, 314e Corporation), Sujeet Kumar (Co-Founder, Udaan),  Gaurav Munjal (Co-founder, Unacademy), Shashank Kumar (Co-Founder, Razorpay),  Phanindra Sama (Founder, redBus), Prakash Sangam (CEO, redBus), Anshuman Bapna (Founder, Terra.do), Abhishek Goyal (CEO, Tracxn), Aakrit Vaish (CEO, Haptik), among others.

The round also witnessed participation from early-stage Venture Capital firms – 3one4Capital, Eximius Ventures, and Speciale Invest.

Vikalp Sahni, Founder & CEO, Eka.Care, said, “Today most of our life revolves around digital solutions, be it entertainment, finance, travel or social. These tools are available at the touch of our fingertips. Unfortunately, healthcare digitization in India is lagging. Our vision is to bring change in the way healthcare is delivered in the country by building tools for Healthcare Providers and patients.

“At Eka.Care, we believe that a medically-aware deep-tech platform for health care engagement can lead to better health outcomes. I am grateful to our investors who have chosen to support us in this mission,” Sahni said.

Founded in December 2020, Eka.Care aims to build a digitally-enabled and connected healthcare ecosystem between healthcare providers and patients for better health outcomes.

The platform which is available in 12 languages enables every Indian family to create multiple health profiles, store health records such as vaccination charts for children, developmental milestones, prescriptions, lab reports, scans and allows sharing of records with healthcare providers.

AI based symptom-checker is a unique feature to enable patients to document symptoms and understand medical conditions. Assessments generated by the symptom checker aids healthcare providers in efficient & effective diagnosis.

Deepak Tuli, Co-founder & COO, Eka.Care, said, “The way health care is being delivered in the country is going through a change. Both healthcare providers and patients need technology support to adapt to the change. We are building solutions to adapt to their changing needs.

“Health records are the primary requirement for a better health economy. In India, we are not used to storing health records digitally which results in unnecessary repeat tests and patients end up paying the higher cost for their treatment.

“We are on a mission to introduce behaviour change of recording health records in a digital vault of Eka.Care for the betterment of every patient,” Tuli said.

For the healthcare providers, Eka.Care is building a secured full-stack platform to facilitate better tracking and reporting of outcomes for both doctors as well as patients. The platform offers features like appointment management, hassle free communication between doctor and patients, AI driven digital prescriptions that reduce errors and improve the quality of prescriptions, integrated payments, and high-end in-clinic and tele-consultation solutions.

From giving doctors understanding of their data through analytics to communicating with patients regularly, Eka.Care has it all.

Privacy and Security is at the core of Eka.care. Health care data is of utmost sensitivity and the platform is built keeping global privacy & security standards into account. All the data is hosted in India & is consent managed. Consumer and HealthCare providers consent is central to the platform, this facilitates only need based sharing of health information.

Eka.Care, became the first company to integrate with the CoWIN portal in June this year, allowing booking of vaccination slots. The Eka.Care platform’s integration with CoWIN offers a bouquet of services: seamless slot booking, pre and post-vaccination tele-consultation, vaccination certificate downloading within minutes.

Eka.Care intends to use these funds for hiring, product development, marketing and assisting doctors in setting up their digital clinic.