France’s Doctolib, a platform for booking doctor appointments, has raised €35 million from state-backed investment bank Bpifrance and Eurazeo.
This latest round of funding follows a €26 million round earlier this year. The new funds will be invested in internationalisation, first entering the German market – it has already launched in Berlin, Munich, Cologne, Düsseldorf, and Hamburg. It plans to hire up to 200 new people and open an engineering centre in Germany as it prepares to build and launch new features for the platform.
“Our objective is to become a standard service in Germany in the following months and to build the continent’s e-health leader by initially focusing on France and Germany,” said cofounder Stanislas Niox-Chataeau.
According to the company, more than 30,000 health professionals and 800 public and private health facilities are using the platform with 12 monthly visitors.
“The rapid growth of Doctolib in Germany has been a decisive factor in our choice to invest,” added Yann De Rusquec, managing director of Eurazeo. “In only one year, the company has been able to replicate its French success in Germany, and demonstrated its ability to export its business model. Doctolib now has everything it takes to capture the German market, invest in other countries and become the leading e-health service that Europe needs.”