The coronavirus pandemic has increased demands on GPs’ time and capacities while underscoring the advantages of hybrid and digital medicine. That’s a need Munich start-up Avi Medical wants to address.
The young company sets up doctors’ practices equipped with state-of-the-art IT that allows patients to fill out necessary forms remotely and book video consultations at home. That would help clear overcrowded waiting rooms. Avi has currently established three such practices in the Bavarian capital but says it hopes to expand to between 50 and 100 in the near future.
“Better digitalization would help a lot of people,” Avi co-founder Vlad Lata told business newspaper Handelsblatt. “We’re the doctor in your pocket.”
Investors are impressed by Avi’s potential. The start-up has just taken in EUR 28.5 million in capital – the second largest Series A round raised by a European health platform in 2021, according to online business magazine Sifted.