New Delhi, Dec 10, 2015: Apple has featured Lybrate, India’s largest online doctor consultation platform, in its coveted list of ‘The App Store Best of 2015’ that covers most innovative apps and games.
“The App Store Best of 2015 showcases this year’s most innovative apps and games, and celebrates the amazing app experiences that developers like you have created for the App Store,” Apple said in an e-mailed statement to Lybrate, informing about its inclusion in the list.
Since its launch in January this year, the app has been downloaded close to 2 million times on both Android and iOS platforms.
“It is a great news for us that Apple has rated our app as one of the best in the category. It reaffirms our belief that we are going in the right direction and doing something meaningful. Our aim is to make healthcare accessible to the 1.2 billion people of India and this recognition will boost our efforts. Our 90-people workforce is extremely excited about it as all their efforts are not just bearing fruits but it also getting recognition from industry players,” said Saurabh Arora, CEO, Lybrate.
The app currently has around 2 lakh daily users. The platform has more than 90,000 doctors on its platform from multiple specialties.
Lybrate is India’s first and largest mobile healthcare communication and delivery platform. By connecting doctors and patients through its first-of-its-kind health app and letting them communicate, Lybrate makes healthcare more accessible. It empowers patients to get the right advice at the right time and allows doctors to touch more lives.
Saurabh Arora, is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Lybrate, is striving to make healthcare more accessible in India and bridge the demand-supply gap of healthcare experts by seamlessly connecting doctors and patients with the help of technology and letting them communicate using mobile phones.
More than 90,000 doctors and health experts from varied branches of medicine from across India are connected to millions of patients through Lybrate. With such strong network, Lybrate acts as the world’s largest online Out Patient Department (OPD).
The company raised $10.2 million from Tiger Global, Nexus Venture Partners and Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons Ratan Tata in Series A funding in July 2015. It had received $1.23 million in seed funding in August 2014.
Saurabh brings huge entrepreneurial product experience to the venture. Prior to founding Lybrate, Saurabh worked with Facebook Inc in the United States where he connected SMEs and large advertisers to their customers using Facebook Ads.
Saurabh is an MBA from Columbia Business School. He pursued his Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from the country’s premier Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi.