26 Nov 2015

Australia’s largest health marketplace, HealthEngine, has celebrated its 2 millionth booking with a fresh round of capital raising focused on further growth and expansion.

The round has attracted a number of high profile investors from the health and technology sectors including Greg Roebuck, founder and CEO of carsales.com.au, joining Telstra and Seven West Media on the share register.

Roebuck said “HealthEngine has demonstrated itself as the clear market leader in the provision of online health services and are best positioned to capitalise on further growth in the industry. I see a number of similarities with Carsales at the same stage in its growth. I look forward to being part of HealthEngine’s exciting future.”

Dr Marcus Tan, HealthEngine’s CEO said, “The capital raise has attracted a high calibre of investor. This brings a great deal of value to the business as we focus on expanding our products and markets.”

HealthEngine has continued to show strong growth with now more than 7 million Australians visiting its website and mobile app annually to find and book health appointments online. The business has demonstrated significant growth in all key metrics in the last financial year with close to 10,000 practitioners across Australia now using the service, a 200+% increase in revenue and a 400+% increase in health bookings.

Dr Tan also used the announcement to launch online check-ins for patients via the HealthEngine mobile app. “Our app users have grown over 300% in the last 12 months. Mobile app check-ins will be offered free to participating HealthEngine practices, allowing patients who book via the app an easier check-in experience.”

“This is one of a number of new offerings to be rolled out in the coming months. Ultimately this capital raise allows us to continue our mission of making the access and experience of healthcare better for more Australians” said Dr Tan.