Doctor Anywhere, a service for video consultations, has raised US$27 million in series B funding amid a big bump in demand due to the Covid–19 pandemic, the startup said today.

The Singapore-based team will use the investment to further its expansion across Southeast Asia, reports Deal Street Asia.

CEO and founder Lim Wai Mun claims Doctor Anywhere has seen a 70% boost in online engagement between users and doctors since the new coronavirus crisis started in January, coupled with a two to threefold rise in sales.

The startup has a marketplace for medicines and vitamins, alongside its video doctor consultations – which are being demoed here by the startup:

Photo: Doctor Anywhere

Doctor Anywhere facts and stats:

  • Launched in 2016
  • Active in Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam
  • Malaysia, the Philippines eyed for expansion
  • 1,300 general practitioners (GPs) and specialists in its network
  • One million users claimed, but unclear how many are active customers
  • The telemedicine market is set to expand from US$28 billion in 2018 to US$131 billion by 2025, with about half of that coming from the US alone. Even before the virus, growth in Southeast Asia has been fueled by a shortage of doctors in some nations.