Doctors are someone whom we trust with our lives and the lives of our loved ones. Wouldn’t it be great if we could have all the doctors under one roof? Well, solving this doctors dilemma is a Gurgaon based startup called Curofy.
What is Curofy?
Boasting to be India’s largest community of verified doctors, Curofy has been conceived with the sole objective of bridging the currently visible gap among doctors and help them collaborate easily with each other to solve various medical cases.
By offering a secure and spam-free platform to doctors to communicate with each other, Curofy currently has more than 30000 active doctors and 150 medical cases being discussed daily on the Curofy app.
Using the app, doctors can share cases with each other, call each other without saving numbers and provide referrals to one another. Not only this, using the app, the user will also have access to all the latest developments happening in various medical fields, thus transforming the platform into a collaborative learning one.
With the medical field evolving everyday with new diseases, new cures and new technology, practicing professionals find it a tough task to keep pace with these developments but with Curofy, all this is soon going to be a thing of the past.
How did the journey begin?
The idea for Curofy stuck the three founders mind during a midnight coffee break in the last year of college. With the entrepreneurial bug bitten, the three decided to first research well and then take the final plunge. After graduation, they stuck with good paying MNC jobs, while simultaneously researching and meeting doctors. Once they were fully sure about the concept, they left their jobs and joined hands to give life to Curofy.
USP of the Startup
According to Curofy, being a mobile only platform has proved to be a big plus point for them as it helps them provide their users with a sorted, clutter free environment- something which is a far cry from their busy and complex professional lives. The ease with which the doctors can network with one another is something which no other platform has been able to achieve in the past.
Mudit Vijayvergiya, Nipun Goyal and Pawan Gupta are the three genius behind the startup. Belonging to the same college, IIT Delhi, Mudit is a dual degree graduate in chemical engineering, Nipun is a B.Tech from with major in Electrical Engineering and minor in Business Management and Pawan is a B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering.
On the funding front, all is well with Curofy. Having started its funding journey in the reality television-type formatted Young Turks TiE the Knot at TiEcon in October 2014, the startup managed to raise $150,000 owning to great interest from various investors post the event. Recently, the startup industry was abuzz with the news of Curofy raising an undisclosed amount for their pre-series A funding from a Round Glass partners, a US based VC firm.
Big industry names like Rajul Garg (Sunstone Business School, Global Logic, Pine Labs), Alok Mittal (JobsAhead, Canaan), India Quotient, Spice Labs, Dinesh Agarwal (Indiamart), Dr Shuchin Bajaj (Cygnus Hospitals), and Presha Paragash (Zostel, Sol Primero) have invested their trust and money in the company.
Future Plans of the startup
Curofy’s immediate plans are to make their app more personalised and offer their users with an even better experience. In addition to this, they wish to keep improving their product and become the best friend of every doctor in town. Further, the startup is also contemplating associating with various top doctors specialising in their fields and making them the face of the Curofy app.
Curofy app is for sure a breath of fresh air in the Indian healthcare field, opening new avenues for digital health by increasing online activity of doctors.