Indonesian digital skin startup Diri Care reaches $4.3 million in seed fund
Diri Care, a consumer health technology startup based in Jakarta, Indonesia, has raised $4.3 million in a seed funding round led by East Ventures and Surge, an open program. rapid scaling for Sequoia Capital India and Southeast Asia startups.
WHAT IT DOES
Diri Care, which means “self-care” in Bahasa, is a digital clinic for skin, hair and sexual health problems. Founded earlier this year, it offers online health reviews by certified doctors, personalized treatment prescriptions, and same-day product delivery.
Since launching its beta web platform in early March, the startup has facilitated more than 13,000 consultations. It plans to release a mobile app version on Android and iOS devices “in the near future”.
According to a press statement, the seed funding will go towards efforts in expanding Diri Care’s services to customers across Indonesia, as well as enhancing the platform’s technological capabilities.
Diri Care is eyeing the Indonesian beauty and personal care market, which is predicted to be worth $9.6 billion by 2025.
SNAPSHOT . MARKET
The budding medical tech startups in Indonesia have attracted funding in recent months. In February, the personal health coaching app Sirka received $2.6 million in seed funding, which it plans to use to conduct research and establish partnerships with medical advisors. Last month, the company insurtech Rey assures also secured $4.2 million in seed funding.
Meanwhile, in the Asia-Pacific dermatology space, CureSkin, an AI-powered skin care app in India recently closed a $5 million Series A funding round. Another AI-powered skin platform, Climatelaunched in India in May.
“Diri Care combines technology and medical science to inspire confidence and authentic happiness in modern consumers. We believe everyone deserves patient-centered care. , high quality, affordable and Diri Care is leading the way in democratizing that access for everyone, everywhere “Fine,” said CEO and co-founder Christian Suwarna .