[Funding] Ratan Tata Invests in Healthcare Startup iKure

By : |November 10, 2020 0

Ratan Tata, who is famous for investing in start-ups, has invested in iKure. The startup is a population health management company. Ratan Tata has expressed his interest and admiration in the work that the health tech startup has been doing. He stated that the startup’s services are very similar to what he has truly believed is needed in our country at this time.

About iKure

Sujay Santra found iKure, a social health enterprise engaged in delivering primary healthcare, wellness, and prevention services to rural, semi-urban and urban population through its hubs-and-spokes clinic model. It delivers primary healthcare services through a network of clinics, digital technologies and trained frontline health workers.

Over the past several years, iKure has been focusing on delivering primary healthcare. It further addressing several challenges like accessibility, affordability, availability and awareness. Till date, it has provided primary healthcare services to over 1.1 million people across 7 states in India. Several African countries have been using the startup’s technology platform.

iKure has plans to rapidly scale-up operations across India and globally. Further, it is looking to provide healthcare services to over 10 million people within the next 5 years. Speaking on Mr Tata’s investment, Sujay Santra, Founder and CEO of iKure, said, “We are extremely pleased to have been considered by Mr Ratan Tata for an investment. This is a huge honour and encouragement for us.”

The organisation has so far covered more than 3,000 villages across seven states. It has profiled 58 diseases, and trained more than 550 community healthcare workers. It also licenses out its proprietary technology platform and undertakes commissioned survey and research projects. The healthcare startup aims to serve 25 million underserved people over the next four years.

At present, iKure has partnered with UNDP, WHO, World Economic Forum. Several PSUs and corporates also help it provide affordable healthcare in its intervention areas.

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