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Brazilian Digital Health Tech Start-up, VivaBem partners with Sweden's leading telemedicine provider Doktor.se, raising revenues close to around $2.5 million in seed investment round led by Swedish investment company, Webrock Ventures. This grant will enable VivaBem to continue delivering its innovative products by integrating Doktor.se's top notch AI-driven technology within digital healthcare. Besides, this would ramp up hiring as the firm gears up for further expansion in the Brazilian market.
VivaBem will utilize the investments to escalate the user experience for telemedicine, chronic care management, and health & wellness services. Additionally, it would grow its B2B footprint & drive initial B2C market entry. It also has plans to have over 300000 users in the next 18 months.
The digital health services firm, VivaBem, which has over 60000 users and over 20 corporate clients including health brokerage firms, offers two B2B business models for telemedicine services, including monthly fee per employee and pay-per-use models. Besides rendering bundled product offerings for chronic care management, and digital therapeutics; the company offers built-in health & wellness features, electronic prescriptions, personalized content feed, health risk assessments, gamified challenges with integrated wearables, and a business intelligence & analytics platform for Human Resources & Occupational Health departments.
Commenting on this development, Ian Bonde, Co-Founder & CEO, VivaBem, says, “Our mission is to provide affordable, convenient and integrated access to primary care for all people in Brazil. Our end-to-end, full service,
We are very excited about this unique opportunity to deliver a much-improved healthcare to patients across Brazil
digital solution addresses major pain points in a massively underserved market by offering quality and integrated health services at a low-cost. We are very excited about partnering with Doktor.se and integrating its technology into our current platform. It will allow us to take a giant leap forward in offering a best-in-class solution for the B2B and consumer markets. Very similar to Ping An (Good Doctor) based in China, our integrated and full-solution offering is the best and most complete digital primary care platform in Brazil”.
“We are deeply impressed by VivaBem's position in the Brazilian market. As a technology partner we hope to accelerate Vivabem's growth. Their users will get access to the best digital healthcare interface there is and their healthcare professionals will now have a world leading healthcare tool in their hands,” avers Martin Lindman, CEO, Doktor.se.
Internationally recognized for leading the way in digital health, Sweden is home to two of Europe's three largest digital healthcare providers. Investments to the tune of $600 million have been made for digital health-tech verticals in fiscal year 2019 alone. And, about 15 percent of the Swedish population today relies upon health apps as their first point of contact with the health sector. Healthcare services have not only been made accessible via digital solutions, but have also allowed for continuous interaction & care throughout the patient's journey. This has resulted into optimized management of costs throughout the healthcare ecosystem.
“We are very excited about this unique opportunity to deliver a much-improved healthcare to patients across Brazil. Digital care, in all its forms, is only just beginning in Brazil, and digital solutions are poised to push through major changes in the healthcare market. With Doktor.se's pioneering technology and VivaBem's full-suit of digital services, the company will play an important part in the upcoming healthcare revolution and have a strong impact on populational health in Brazil,” concludes Joakim Pops, CEO, Webrock Ventures.