Promising news for any unlucky american in immediate need of a doctor: BetterDoctor, the San Francisco based healthcare tool and online doctor search service, has closed a $10 million Series A funding round led by New Enterprise Associates and participated by existing investors including SoftTechVC and Finnish venture capital firm Lifeline Ventures.
The fund will be used to further develop the existing service, hire new employees and spread the service’s web and mobile applications to new platforms.
Finnish BetterDoctor founders Ari Tulla and Tapio Tolvanen are both former high ranking Nokia software developers with decades of experience in the field. When Tulla moved to California from Finland, he faced complex health issues in his family and needed to find the right doctor to work with. However, in a country where there are over 250 000 medical centers, one million doctors and over 1500 different health insurance plans, Tulla would find it difficult to find the right doctor, inspiring the man to construct a system that would solve the problem.