France-based KelDoc has managed to secure $1.4 million (€1 million) from Alven Capital and business angels. The company that we could call a ZocDoc for Europe is looking to change the way we search for a doctor, while making it easier for doctors to manage their appointments.
KelDoc has a website and smartphone app component, as well as a number of custom-built plugins that tune into existing calendar and CRM systems doctors are already using.KelDoc has a website and smartphone app component, as well as a number of custom-built plugins that tune into existing calendar and CRM systems doctors are already using. This in turn has made the service popular in a record amount of time; between the first and second quarter of this year, 50% more doctors signed up to KelDoc. Already, more than 10,000 appointments were made through KelDoc.
Using the service, patients are able to browse their doctor’s calendar and book an appointment. It doesn’t cost anything for the patient, but doctors need to pay $270 (€200) per month to use KelDoc. When someone books an appointment, it will appear in doctor’s calendar right away. On the other hand, if a doctor needs to move an appointment, the patient will receive an SMS alerting him or her of the change. It’s that easy.
Another interesting tidbit – co-founder and CEO Eduardo Ronzano has managed to convince Andreessen Horowitz’s Bart Dessaint to join the company’s board, making the startup probably the only French company with an Andreessen Horowitz partner at its board.