And investors are pouring in more capital into the on-demand sector — this time, for a change, its for healthcare though. Pluss, an on-demand healthcare services delivery startup which gets you critical healthcare products right at your door-step, has gloved in $1 Million in a pre-Series A round from IDG Ventures India, Singapore’s M&S Partners and US-based Powerhouse Ventures (USA).
Based out of Gurgaon and incorporated in 2015 by Atit Jain, Madhulika Pandey and Tarun Lawadia, Pluss comes amid times when everything, including groceries and food and personal items are being delivered at the doorstep but the problem of timely medicine delivery remained unsolved.
Through their own fleet of delivery executives, proudly named as ‘Pluss Men’, Pluss takes the responsibility of fulfilling the orders on time. The team, comprising of licensed pharmacists and trained delivery executives, is equipped to handle medicine properly and make sure that they are delivered with utmost care.
Pluss CEO Atit Jain states
We at Pluss prioritize all our activities towards delivering healthcare to our customers in the fastest, easiest and most reliable way possible.
Pluss is an on-demand medicine delivery app which aims to standardize your experience irrespective of your location and the store from where your medicines come. In addition to delivering medicines, through Pluss you can also order baby care, pet care, personal wellness and daily essential products. The app available both on android and iOS.
He further tells me that the company — with these fresh funds — will expand presence across 5 cities by the end of this year.
With the health products market expected to grow at a CAGR of 15% and touch $158.2 Billion in 2017, Pluss has placed a bet on hyper local delivery, envisioning emerging as India’s reigning name in the healthcare sector. And since statistics are the best proof for any logic, it seems Pluss’s bet is turning out to be a good enough one.
Company claims, that its app subscriber base has grown more than 50% month on month and has tripled in the last 3 months. The app order volume has grown 4 times since September with peak traffic of 500 orders per day. By the end of this year it plans to add a lot more to its product categories, including Medical Tests and Surgical Equipment.