Proactive For Her, a digital clinic for women’s outpatient healthcare, has raised $5.5 million in Series A funding led by Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia and India, with Nexus Venture Partners participating.
The cash will be utilized to enhance the startup’s digital product offerings, build its online customer base, and open its Bengaluru flagship clinic.
Achitha Jacob, CEO, and Founder of Proactive For Her, said the stigma linked to women’s menstrual, sexual, and reproductive health issues, along with a lack of access to non-judgmental assistance, have long stopped many women from addressing their healthcare requirements.
“At Proactive For Her, we believe all women should have access to the best medical experts, who have a patient-centric, liberal and empathetic approach to women’s health issues,” Jacob said in a statement.
She added that they are ecstatic to have Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia and India, as well as Nexus Venture Partners, join them on their mission to enable women to take proactive health care decisions.
Proactive For Her, founded by Achitha Jacob in August 2020, provides evidence-based basic and preventive healthcare services to women of all ages. Achitha, an IIT-Bombay alumna, dropped out of Harvard Business School to start a company that addresses women’s healthcare needs with a focus on patient centricity.
Kanika Mayar, Senior Executive Director, Vertex Ventures SEA, and India, said they believe Proactive For Her is positioned to alter the way women access healthcare in India.
Anand Datta, Principal, Nexus Venture Partners, said they always recognized the gap that women in India suffered due to a lack of a trustworthy and non-judgmental clinical care infrastructure.
Datta added that they found a team that was both enthusiastic about the space and strategic in their approach to starting a business in Proactive For Her and Achitha.
Through their teleconsultation services, webinars, and other patient education efforts, Proactive For Her has reached out to over 5,000 women. Through its many products, services, and community involvement efforts, the firm hopes to serve 100,000+ women within the next year.