MyDoctor.pk raises $1.1million funding, rebrands to oladoc.com

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LAHORE: MyDoctor.pk, Pakistan’s leading online health platform, has announced that it has officially changed its name to oladoc.com, said a press release here on Wednesday.

MyDoctor.pk was founded in 2016 to make it easy for users to find the best doctors and specialists near them. Moreover, it allows users to book confirmed appointments with top doctors and specialists instantly as a free service. It has over 14,000 PMDC verified doctors listed on its website allowing the users to find the right doctor for their needs across Pakistan. The company also expanded to include online medicine and lab test ordering to its services. It has been recognised as a pioneer in Pakistan’s online health sector whereby its technology is helping users access ‘health at their fingertips’ through its easy-to-use website and mobile applications.

Commenting on the rebrand, MyDoctor Co-Founder and CEO Abid Zuberi said, “While our brand name ‘MyDoctor.pk’ helped us connect with Pakistani users and bring them online for their healthcare needs, we realised its limitations to expand internationally. We wanted our name to reflect our position as a user-friendly company that is making it easier for users to take care of their health as well as allow us to expand internationally. Therefore, we have taken the decision to rebrand ourselves as oladoc.com and jump start our plans to become a global force in the online health sector.

In 2017, MyDoctor.pk helped over a million Pakistanis find the right doctors and specialists for their medical needs. This traction allowed the company to secure a $1.1 million investment in January 2018 from Glowfish Capital, a UAE based venture capital firm with investors from Europe, Middle-East and Asia. Commenting on the investment, Glowfish Capital Managing Partner Wim Torfs said, “We are very excited about being part of the digitisation of the Pakistani health sector, making it easier for patients to find the right doctors and bringing professional digital tools into the Doctors’ practice. We are committed to being a driving force to further grow and professionalise the industry through oladoc.com. Moreover, we were very impressed with the team and track record of MyDoctor.pk (now oladoc.com) and will support them further with international best practices.”

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