Doctor on demand service ZoomDoc announces crowdfunding

ZoomDoc, the new GP on-demand service, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to raise £500,000.

Founded by practicing NHS GP, Dr. Kenny Livingstone, ZoomDoc, is a revolutionary healthtech service that allows users to instantly book a GP to arrive at their preferred location within one hour.

The app, soft-launched in March 2017, has received a warm reception in the consumer healthcare market, with more than 5,000 downloads and 2,000 registered users. Patients, ranging from families with new-born babies to the elderly, have been signing up and booking multiple visits since launch. The app has also received 5 star reviews on Facebook and the Appstore ‘development lab’.

The purpose of the campaign on Seedrs is to execute ZoomDoc’s growth strategy, including the recruitment of further staff to take the business forward and investment in marketing to increase app downloads.  Funding will also be aimed at targeting specific UK regions where the service has strong GP coverage and to grow the network of GPs nationwide.

Alongside Dr. Livingstone, ZoomDoc has a very strong top management team in place, including Matthew Hagger and Eugene Kouumdjieff, the company’s Chief Technology Officers, as well as three non-executive directors: Paul Landau, the founder and former CEO of Fitbug, one the pioneers of the ‘wearables’ category and Julian Harrison, Co-Founder of Pharmacy2U, UK’s leading NHS approved online pharmacy and Ben Doltis the founder of SJB Group, a global resourcing company specializing in GP recruitment.

Founder and CEO, Dr. Kenny Livingstone commented “The crowdfunding campaign is a very exciting opportunity for ZoomDoc to take the company to the next level. Our goal is to help people who need it the most: frustrated patients who have to wait for weeks to see a doctor about their present ailment. We know there’s a palpable need for innovation in the state and quality of healthcare, and the time is beyond ripe for alternative models of primary care to take off.

“Having been built and run by GPs who are passionate about delivering great care, ZoomDoc offers both GPs and patients the latest and most compelling proposition in the market. With our Seedrs campaign, we hope to secure the funding to provide us the capital we need to build further in terms of expanding tech and marketing support – so please fund the most comprehensive and efficient GP platform available.”