Founded this year, the Warsaw-based healthcare startup Doctor.One has just raised a €440k pre-seed round from Movens VC.
Tomasz Rudolf and Maciej Malenda launched the company with the aim of restoring trust between doctors and patients as the foundation of healthcare, giving patients across Europe direct daily access to a doctor that knows them well.
Whilst the world has been experiencing a healthcare crisis with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, healthcare has become a central issue for many people, and it’s a profession that is experiencing a shortage of staff. Doctors and healthcare practitioners are increasingly overworked and underpaid and a sustainable work-life balance is proving harder and harder for them to achieve. The WHO predicts that the global shortage of health workers will reach 10 million by 2023, and so the healthcare issue and challenge of gaining access to trusted specialist care is only likely to increase.
Doctor.One has been created to address this burgeoning problem. Through joining forces with doctors, the founders have designed a new approach to improving access to personalized care without putting an extra burden on already overworked and undervalued health workers.
The company has already launched its relationship-based healthcare model with a group of 40 doctors in Poland and plans to enter other EU countries in the near future. The social-impact startup hopes to onboard at least 10,000 doctors by 2025.