Israeli health tech startup Air Doctor, a platform that connects travelers with local doctors, has raised $7.8 million in a Series A funding round, the company announced on Monday.
The round was led by the AXA-backed venture builder Kamet Ventures and the Phoenix Insurance Company.
The investment will be used to bolster Air Doctor’s medical network and R&D capabilities and support its international expansion, the company said. Air Doctor raised $3.1 million in a seed round in July 2018.
Founded in 2016, Air Doctor puts travelers “in control of their health” by connecting people who are sick abroad with local private physicians who are skilled at treating non-emergency conditions through a global outpatient network.
The platform allows patients to search through a network of doctors that fit their location, language, specialty, and cost needs in minutes.
“We live in an age where the customer wants to have the power to choose, order, and receive any service from a tap on a screen. We are excited about this next chapter of growth for Air Doctor as we expand to even more geographies and continue to utilize technology to help people travel more comfortably and safely around the globe. We have the right product and the perfect team to make it happen,” said Jenny Cohen Derfler, CEO and co-founder of Air Doctor.
Air Doctor is currently available in 42 countries.
Its first corporate client was the Phoenix Insurance Company.
“As their first corporate client, we saw first-hand the impact that Air Doctor’s unique offering had on our business and on our customer satisfaction. We are proud to be backing Air Doctor in this next stage of their growth as they seek to transform the travel insurance market globally,” said Dudi Oz, head of travel insurance for Phoenix.