KOCHI: Thiruvanthapuram-based PurpleHealth.com, a ‘Health On Demand’ startup, has raised 100,000 dollars from disruptive tech investor, Katabole Technology Venture.
Founded in 2014, PurpleHealth.com, is a 360-degree health and wellness platform that delivers a diverse spectrum of solutions, services and products to consumers and the platform empowers consumers to take active control of their health by providing a one-stop seamless interface to choose the right medical practitioners, schedule appointments, set up video and audio chats with doctors and much more, thus helping them better manage their health and wellness interactions.
The platform currently has over 38,000 doctors and 4000 hospitals as part of its vast and growing network.
Vikram Nair, Co-founder and CEO,PurpleHealth.com says, “ The Indian healthcare sector is expected to register a compounded annual growth rate of 22.9 per cent during 2015-20 and grow to 280 billion dollars. We intend to play a substantial part in that growth story by creating a massive, positive impact on how health and wellness products and services are accessed by and delivered to every individual, corporate and institution.”
“ We will use this round of funding to further build on the PurpleHealth.com product roadmap and strengthen the team,” he said.
Balaji Jagannathan, founder and CEO, Katabole says, “ We believe that when it comes to health, people today, by and large, feel disempowered. They want the ability to choose and decide by themselves and they crave the right platform that will give them access to all the information they need to make their health-related decisions.
“ What really excited us about PurpleHealth was their inclusive approach that recognizes the scale of the problems the health space presents, and looks for imaginative (and sustainable) solutions that deal with the ecosystem, and involve all stakeholders, small and big - healthcare providers, corporates, other institutions and individual consumers. With this as the backdrop, we are positively confident that PurpleHealth.com will disrupt the Health & Wellness industry. Their product roadmap is very exciting and we are looking forward to the innovations that PurpleHealth will be bringing to the market,” Balaji added.