Bengaluru-based eka.Care, a connected healthcare platform, has raised a seed funding of $4.5 million from several leading angel and early-stage investors. The round also witnessed participation from early-stage Venture Capital firms – 3one4Capital, Eximius Ventures, and Speciale Invest.
The startup intends to use these funds for hiring, product development, marketing and assisting doctors in setting up their digital clinic. Founded in December 2020, eka.Care aims to build a digitally-enabled and connected healthcare ecosystem between healthcare providers and patients for better health outcomes.
The startup aims at changing healthcare delivery
The platform available in 12 languages enables every Indian family to create multiple health profiles, store health records such as vaccination charts for children, developmental milestones, prescriptions, lab reports, scans, and records with healthcare providers.
Vikalp Sahni, Founder and CEO, eka.care said, “Today, most of our life revolves around digital solutions, be it entertainment, finance, travel, or social. These tools are available at the touch of our fingertips. Unfortunately, healthcare digitization is still lagging in India. Our vision is to bring change in how healthcare is delivered in the country by building tools for Healthcare Providers and patients.”
eka.care’s AI-based symptom-checker is a unique feature to enable patients to document symptoms and understand medical conditions—assessments generated by the symptom checker – those aids healthcare providers in efficient and effective diagnosis.
Health data to shape future of healthcare
Deepak Tuli, Co-founder and COO, eka.care said, “The way health care is being delivered in the country is going through a change. Both healthcare providers and patients need technology support to adapt to the change. We are building solutions to adapt to their changing needs.”
“Health records are the primary requirement for a better health economy. In India, we are not used to storing health records digitally, resulting in unnecessary repeat tests and patients end up paying the higher cost for their treatment. We are on a mission to introduce behaviour change of recording health records in a digital vault of eka.care for the betterment of every patient,” added Tuli.
Eka.care is building a secured full-stack platform to better track and report outcomes for both doctors and patients. It became the first startup to integrate with the CoWIN portal in June 2021, allowing the booking of vaccination slots.