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๐Ÿ”ต Top 3: Healthtech in Ukraine ๐ŸŸก


It seems Ukraine could do with some championing right now, so here we go.


The country has been known as a hotbed of European tech genius in recent years, but how do they fare when it comes to healthtech?


Here are a selection of their most successful healthtech startups:



Liki24


What is the Australian healthtech equivalent?: Chemist2U


Founded in 2017, this venture-backed medication delivery startup aims to bring together the full ecosystem of pharmacies, logistics, insurers, clinics, doctors, telehealth, healthcare manufacturers and more.


An AU$1.4m injection of cash in 2019 was followed quickly by a confidence-boosting AU$7m just over a year later in August 2020.


CEO Anton Avrinsky steered the company through the COVID pandemic to see business grow sixfold, hit profitability in 2020 and grow a team of 50 employees.


Sidenote, if you are one of those disciples that appreciate clean, simple websites and then go check them out.



Bookimed


What is the Australian healthtech equivalent?: Australian Medical Travel (the closest we could find)


With a headquarters office in the capital of Kyiv, Bookimed is entering its sixth year of operation at the forefront of medical tourism, hunting down hospitals and healthcare facilities worldwide for people to access treatment and manage their trip.


300+ hospitals are partners, 60+ verified Physicians are on the platform and 300,000 monthly users head to the website for help.


So far they have relied on bootstrapping and just a AU$ 690k investment to grow to a sizeable employee base and expansion to open an office in Hong Kong.



Doc.ua


What is the Australian healthtech equivalent?: HotDoc


2013 saw the birth of Doc.ua, capitalizing on the early days of online appointment booking in healthcare. In recent years they have broadened their service to encompass the juggernaut that is telehealth.


Operating across Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Moldova, Georgia and Azerbaijan, the team has plans to spread further, even into the Middle East.


At least 1.5 million Ukrainians use the service every month and we suspect it will not be too long before venture capital comes sniffing.



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