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Meedoc, The Video Conferencing App For You And Your Doctor, Raises $1.5M Seed Round

August 21, 2014 | Telepresence Options

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Story and images by Steve O'Hear / TC

Why can't you Skype your doctor? That was the question Mikko Kiiskil� asked before co-founding Meedoc, an app and service that lets patients connect with their doctor online via the medium of video. Telephone consultations are already widely used by the medical industry -- especially for pre-screening and follow up consultations -- but doctors have been slow to upgrade the 'technology' in the age of near-ubiquitous broadband, mobile devices and apps.

Today the Finnish startup is disclosing a $1.5 million seed round from unnamed investors from the healthcare industry -- spanning the fields of pharma, care providers, pharmacists, doctors and medical regulation.

Whilst no well-known Silicon Valley or European angels are included in this list, Kiiskil� is keen to point out that a startup hoping to knock down walls in the extremely regulated healthcare industry in Europe, requires a different kind of investor profile and one that has the knowledge and connections to help with that mission.

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