Diri Care, a shopper well being expertise startup primarily based in Jakarta, Indonesia has snapped up $4.3 million in a seed funding spherical led by East Ventures and Surge, a speedy scale-up programme for startups by Sequoia Capital India and Southeast Asia.
WHAT IT DOES
Diri Care, which interprets to “self-care” in Bahasa, is a digital clinic for pores and skin, hair, and sexual well being issues. Established early this 12 months, it presents on-line well being assessments by licensed physicians, personalised remedy prescriptions, and same-day product supply.
Since launching a beta internet platform earlier in March, the startup has facilitated greater than 13,000 consultations. It plans to launch a cellular app model on Android and iOS units “within the close to future”.
WHAT IT’S FOR
In keeping with a press assertion, the seed funding will go to efforts in increasing Diri Care’s choices to clients throughout Indonesia, in addition to enhancing its platform’s technological functionality.
Diri Care is eyeing Indonesia’s magnificence and private care market, which is seen to hit $9.6 billion in worth by 2025.
Budding Indonesian well being tech startups have attracted seed funding in latest months. In February, private well being teaching app Sirka acquired $2.6 million in seed funding, which it plans to make use of for conducting analysis and establishing partnerships with medical advisors. Final month, insurtech agency Rey Assurance additionally secured seed funding price $4.2 million.
In the meantime within the Asia-Pacific dermatology area, CureSkin, an AI-powered skincare app in India lately closed a $5 million Sequence A funding spherical. One other AI-enabled derma platform, Clinikally, launched in India in Could.
ON THE RECORD
“Diri Care marries expertise and medical science to encourage genuine confidence and well-being for contemporary shoppers. We consider everybody deserves inexpensive, high-quality, patient-centric care, and Diri Care is main the best way in democratising that entry for everybody, in all places, for good,” mentioned CEO and co-founder Christian Suwarna.