Practo’s become one of the first Indian startups to go truly global. While Indian companies have been taking baby steps in their international expansion plans by testing out the waters with countries in South East Asia, Practo’s raised the bar a whole notch – it has launched in faraway Brazil.
Being present in 35 Indian cities and with millions of people using its platform, Practo now has a wealth of data pertaining to healthcare in India. The company analyzed 75 million searches and 40 million physician appointments to come up with a picture of what Indian healthcare looks like.
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Practo has said that it is tying up with taxi hailing app Uber to ferry patients to their doctors. Across India, Indonesia, Philippines and Singapore, those who book an appointment on Practo’s mobile application will be able to view the closest Uber available along with the appointment reminder alert.
Practo is on an acquisition spree after it’s series c funding from Tencent. Practo just acquired Qikwell, a start-up which provides appointments scheduling at hospitals. This is the fourth acquisition by Practo in last 5 months.
Practo is growing by leaps and bounds. Days after the online healthcare platform announced that it was expanding into Indonesia, the company has acquired hospital information management company Insta Health for $12 million (Rs 80 crore) as it looks to rapidly expand its footprint of doctors and users across the globe.