We, DOCTORS Co., Ltd., (head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Takao Yanagawa; hereinafter referred to as “DOCTORS”), which provides one-stop services for the development, support, sales, and distribution of digital healthcare services and support for medical cooperation telemedicine, hereby announce that on November 30, 2021, we completed the Series B Round of financing through a third-party allocation of shares and taken over by Suzuken Co., Ltd.; Mizuho Bank, Ltd.; Muranaka Medical Instruments Co., Ltd.; and medi-entrance co., ltd. With this financing, we will accelerate the digital healthcare platform business by deepening our partnerships and cooperation with each business company.
Figure: The Series B round fundraising by DOCTORS Co., Ltd.
■Overview of fundraising
We completed a third-party allocation of new shares as the Series B round to the following business companies. Please understand that we will refrain from making an announcement of the amount of funds raised and the financing terms and conditions.
■Purpose of fundraising
With this financing, DOCTORS will expand its digital healthcare platform business and accelerate its business with each underwriting company through partnerships to promote the medical ecosystem in Japan’s digital health industry. We, DOCTORS, will strengthen the following through this financing toward the realization of essential reform of medical DX by combining the powers of doctors and digital technologies.
– Development and operation of digital healthcare platform technologies that support medical DX reform
– Assignment of high-level human resources who support medical DX reform
– The building of the network for a robust medical ecosystem by synergies with underwriters well-versed in medical industry
– Diffusion and promotion of sales and distribution network specialized in digital health
– Expansion of telemedicine service for B2C
■List of funding resources
Suzuken Co., Ltd. (head office: Nagoya City, Aichi; Chairman and Executive Officer: Hiromi Miyata)
Mizuho Bank, Ltd. (head office: 1-5-5 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Koji Fujiwara)
Muranaka Medical Instruments Co., Ltd. (head office: 2-3-6 Funakoshi-cho, Chuo-ku, Osaka City, Osaka; President & CEO: Ryota Muranaka)
medi-entrance co., ltd. (head office: 4F Erimo Bldg., 2-1-1 Senba-nishi, Minoh City, Osaka; President: Keita Kuromoto)
In the future, as a one-stop platform provider for digital health services that connects the development of digital healthcare services and distribution to sales and to services to patients online, DOCTORS will develop, diffuse, and expand the infrastructure of medical DX technologies and provide these to companies that develop digital healthcare services, medical institutions, pharmaceutical companies, and patients by which DOCTORS will contribute to the improvement of the quality of medical treatment and care.
■ About DOCTORS
DOCTORS is aiming to build an online medical care support platform that accelerates the development of community medicine and the digitalization of medical care with the “Powers of doctors x IT.” Over 400 expert doctors with specialists and medical DX consultants with expertise in the medical and healthcare business provide one-stop support from the planning and development of digital healthcare services to distribution and sales to medical institutions by which the full-fledged commercialization of digital healthcare services with an exit strategy and sustainable digital health business will be achieved. DOCTORS established its original screening criteria and guidelines and selected expert doctors to provide advice based on their own specialties and experiences for clients to be able to create services in line with medical reality and to increase the probability of success in their business.
Company name: DOCTORS Co., Ltd.
Representative: Takao Yanagawa, President & CEO
Head office: 5F PMO Hamamatsucho II, 2-3-6 Shibakoen, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0011 Japan
Date of establishment: September 2016 (Started business in October 2019)
Business description: Providing Doctors Cloud™, commercialization support for digital healthcare services leveraging the network of active expert doctors* based on its own guidelines; Doctors Next™, a total support service for medical DX and digital health; and Doctors Station™, a medical-collaborative telemedicine support service.
*EXPERT DOCTOR: A network of doctors who have top-class experience and achievements in the clinical environment and have a positive attitude toward digital healthcare and medical DX. More than 400 doctors, mostly specialists, participate in this network.