Well being-tech startup Eka.Care raises $4.5 million in funding

Health tech startup Eka.Care has raised $4.5 million from investors such as 3one4Capital, Eximius Ventures, Speciale Invest and several angel investors.

The company said it will use the capital for building its team, product development, marketing, and assisting doctors in setting up their digital clinic.

Angel investors who participated in the round include MakeMyTrip founder Deep Kalra, INDMoney founder Ashish Kashyap, MakeMyTrip cofounder Rajesh Magow, Cred founder Kunal Shah, 314e Corporation founder Abhishek Begerhotta, Udaan cofounder Sujeet Kumar, Unacademy cofounder Gaurav Munjal, Razorpay cofounder Shashank Kumar, redBus founder Phanindra Sama, redBus CEO Prakash Sangam, Terra.do founder Anshuman Bapna, Tracxn CEO Abhishek Goyal, Haptik CEO Aakrit Vaish, and Arjun Seth, managing director of Pearl Group.

This is the first round of institutional capital raised by the startup.

“Healthcare digitisation in India is lagging,” said Vikalp Sahni, founder and CEO of Eka.Care. “Our vision is to bring change in the way healthcare is delivered in the country by building tools for healthcare providers and patients.”

Founded in December 2020 by Sahni and Deepak Tuli, Eka.Care aims to build a digitally-enabled and connected healthcare ecosystem between healthcare providers and patients.

It is available in 12 languages and helps users create multiple health profiles, store health records such as vaccination charts for children, developmental milestones, prescriptions, lab reports and scans, and allows sharing of records with healthcare providers.

The app offers AI-based symptom-checkers to enable patients to document symptoms and understand medical conditions.

For the healthcare providers, Eka.Care is building a full-stack platform to facilitate tracking and reporting of outcomes for both doctors and patients. The platform offers features like appointment management, communication between doctor and patients, AI-driven digital prescriptions, integrated payments, and high-end in-clinic and teleconsultation solutions.

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

Last month, Eka Care integrated with the CoWIN portal, allowing booking of vaccination slots. It was the first company to do so in the segment.

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