Daily Rounds scaling greater heights
Daily Rounds, a Bangalore-based startup that is building an academic network of doctors through their mobile app seems to scale greater heights in the past few days. Recently the startup has raised a seed round of $500,000 from Kae Capital, Teruhide Sato and GSF. Daily Rounds has over 45000 doctors using the platform, making it the most popular academic network among Indian doctors. The mobile app provides free clinical cases, quizzes, news and other medical content to doctors. Doctors get a feed of clinical cases which is updated daily and that can be shared with peers. There are also renowned partners like AIIMS Endocrinology, WikiDoc (Beth Israel Harvard) and other top medical schools in India and US on board.
Daily Rounds was founded a year ago by Dr. Deepu, an MD in Internal Medicine and Critical Care. Nimmi Cherian, who had previously worked as a Research Officer with IIT-Madras on the Akash tablet project and earlier as a mobile developer at CTS and Priyaank Choubey who was previously the CTO at Spiffout, a customer engagement platform had later joined as co-founders.
Dr. Deepu Sebin, Co-founder, Daily Rounds said: “Every doctor wants to be a better doctor. Being a better doctor is a strong incentive and we provide the platform to help achieve that. It is the reason why our users simply love the app. We crossed 3000 plus five star ratings in the play store last week. Considering the users are doctors, we believe the numbers are very solid”. About their unique positioning, he added “Our core strength is our doctors and the coders team, and the fact that we are solving a real pain point. We are at core a tech company whose aim is to build the best tech company and that is how you build a great medical company. ”
Meanwhile, Sasha Mirchandani of Kae capital said: “We are very excited to be part of the journey in Daily Rounds. The team has done a great job of engaging the doctors on the app by providing them high quality content. The key metrics on usage of the app by the doctors was compelling enough for us to make an investment.”
Currently there are 300 plus new doctors joining the Daily Rounds platform each day. Building on this momentum, the financing will be used to strengthen the technology and data repository, which will catalyze user growth. Yet another addition is the new version of the app which will have user generated content and gamification. An iOS version of the app is also on the way.