Doctor on Demand Service ZoomDoc hits crowd funding target

ZoomDoc, the GP on-demand service, has surpassed its funding target of £500,000 in a crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs.

The startup has raised £540,000 through the Seedrs platform, exceeding its initial funding goal of half a million pounds. Notable early-stage investors have included British tennis champion, Andy Murray, who invested an undisclosed amount into the business as part of his ongoing involvement in the digital health space.

Founded by practicing NHS GP, Dr. Kenny Livingstone in 2017, ZoomDoc, is a revolutionary healthtech service that allows users to instantly book a GP to arrive at their selected location within one hour. The app has gained popularity since its soft launch in March 2017 and has had more than 5,000 downloads, leading to 3,000 registered users.

On completing this funding round, ZoomDoc will be using the capital to execute its nationwide expansion strategy and grow its network of GPs in major UK cities as well as expanding its service in London. In addition, the startup will be investing in recruiting staff to take the business to the next level and on marketing spend to increase the app’s awareness within its core target market.

Founder and CEO, Dr. Kenny Livingstone commented, “We’re very pleased to have secured funding to propel the next stages of growth for ZoomDoc. It’s yet another feather in our cap that backers, including household name, Andy Murray, picked ZoomDoc for its investment potential. Beating our target is a testament to early bird interest in the GP-to-door market, which is only going to gain more popularity in 2018.

“It’s now full steam ahead to achieve our main goal: providing practitioner-level care to more and more people that are frustrated with having to wait for weeks to secure an appointment with their GPs. The funding from Seedrs will provide us that much-needed capital to expand our doctor on-demand service across the UK, so that we’re able to effectively reach the patients that need it the most.”

Andy Murray commented, “I’ve been involved in the digital health space for a while now, primarily getting schools focused on creating digital solutions for health problems, so ZoomDoc interested me.”