The road to the husband-and-wife team of Nick Desai and Dr. Renee Dua landing a $26.9 million Series A funding round for their Santa Monica-based startup began inside an emergency room.
It was late one night in 2014, and their infant son was sick with a severe cold. He needed to see a pediatrician right away, but his parents still ended up waiting with him in the emergency room for almost 8 hours. That’s what gave the pair the idea for Heal, a startup they launched less than a year later to deliver essentially the modern version of an old school doctor’s house call – “high-quality care,” Desai tells BGR, “from licensed physicians to a person’s home or office, on demand.”
It’s doctor-scheduling, tailored to the instant gratification preference of a tap-happy Uber generation. Pull out your smartphone, fire up the Heal app, and a few taps is all it takes to bring a doctor out to see you. More →