Roman Abramovich has invested $ 500 thousand in an online platform for medical consultations

    Roman Abramovich has invested half a million dollars in the Russian-Israeli startup Medviser . The representative of Abramovich, John Mann, confirmed this fact. He also noted that the businessman recognized the project as promising.

    The name of the fund that allocated the funds is not disclosed. However, it is known that now Abramovich controls 30% of the project. After the investment, the startup was valued at $ 1.7 million.

    Co-founder of Medviser Anna Danishevskaya told"Vedomosti" that the project is an online platform for remote medical consultations. “She connects patients directly with leading international experts for a reasonable price,” Danishevskaya notes. She believes that in this way it will be possible to make medical services more accessible to the population of different countries. In addition, the patient will have the opportunity to find services for the price that suits him more.

    The startup was created last summer. In addition to Danishevskaya, its founders are Leo Orlovsky and Konstantin Umansky. At the initial stage, the platform offered patients from Russia and the CIS only consultations with Russian-speaking doctors in Israel. Now the company plans to cooperate with specialists from India, Spain and Germany.

    “Prior to attracting money, it was important for us to check the concept and build processes; we have not yet actively promoted the service in the mass market,” Danishevskaya explains. Part of the funds raised will go to the promotion of the project. The creators of the platform believe that in Russia Medviser can count on 0.3 - 1 million users. So far, only a few dozen consultations have been held.

    The idea for a startup is not unique. In the USA, similar projects ( Healthtap , DoctorOnDemand , American Well ) attracted tens of millions of dollars and millions of users.

    And in the Russian market there are also similar companies. General Director of RMI PartnersVladimir Gurdus believes that such projects still have prospects, since no one has developed a truly convenient service: “The one who first offers convenient technology and creates high brand confidence among consumers, such as GetTaxi or Uber , will win . There are no such leaders in the medical services market yet. ”

    Roman Abramovich periodically makes investments in technology startups. Megamind wrote that in April he invested $ 15 million in Music Messenger, a music-sharing service .

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