mediQuo, the medical chat application where users can chat 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, with doctors and specialists, has secured a €1.5 m seed round, led by VC firm Target Global, with Family Offices and expert partner joining the round. Earlier investors include Albert Castells and José López, founders of iSalud.com, and Leandro Sigman, chairman of Insud Pharma.
Founded by Guillem Serra, a physician, mathematician and founder and investor in multiple startups, MediQuo has established itself as the leading health communication platform, ranking among the top 3 apps within the health marketplace in countries such as Spain, Argentina, Peru, Chile and strengthening its presence in the rest of Latam and the United States. The focus is on becoming the leading health platform for medical communication and remaining 100% confidential between health consultants and users.
“Our vision is to open mediQuo App to all health professionals – doctors, psychologists, nutritionists, personal trainers, nurses, and many more – to allow them to communicate in a comfortable and confidential wa. Following medical practice guidelines, we hope to cultivate a real relationship between patients and the professionals themselves, making the company the most important health communication platform in the world”, said Guillem Serra, CEO and co-founder of mediQuo.
Within one year, mediQuo has reached more than 140,000 downloads on Android and iOS, with 4.5 out of 5 rating (according to more than 2,200 users). It also has clocked over 145,000 medical consultations.
“mediQuo significantly improves patient and doctor communication experience by replacing analog methods with ones we all use in our everyday- mobile chat. Improving consumer experience is one of our investment thesis’ at Target Global as demonstrated by the likes of WeFox and Delivery Hero”, said Lina Chong who led the investment at Target Global. “mediQuo has shown impressive growth in a very short time and we are excited to support such an experienced and dedicated team”.
mediQuo works in a very simple way, such as WhatsApp. After downloading the application for free, users can chat directly to a doctor or other professional from different specialties (pediatricians, gynecologists, cardiologists, psychologists, nutritionists, sexologists and personal trainers, among others) with chats being answered in less than 2 minutes. Consultations are unlimited and it allows users to exchange photos, diagnostic tests and medical forms to facilitate diagnosis. App login and unlimited consultations of certain specialties are completely free for the user.