Proactive For Her, a women-focused healthcare startup, has raised $5.5 million in Series A funding led by Vertex Ventures South East Asia and India with participation from existing investor Nexus Venture Partners.
The company said that funds will be used to expand digital product offerings, grow their online customer base, and launch their flagship clinic in Bengaluru.
Proactive For Her was founded by IIT-Bombay alumna Achitha Jacob in 2020, Proactive For Her is a digital clinic for women, offering accessible, personalized and confidential health-care solutions. It offer products and services for out-patient health concerns of Indian women, across their lifetime – from puberty to menopause.
“The stigma attached to women’s menstrual, sexual and reproductive health issues, coupled with lack of access to non-judgemental support, have long prevented many women from addressing their healthcare needs. At Proactive For Her, we believe all women should have access to the best medical experts, who have a patient-centric, liberal and empathetic approach to women’s health issues. We have seen an overwhelming adoption so far across our offerings.” Achitha Jacob, CEO, and Founder, Proactive For Her, said.
“This investment further bolsters our mission and will help us accelerate towards our vision of making Proactive For Her the preferred partner for every woman when it comes to managing her well-being.” she added.
Kanika Mayar, Senior Executive Director, Vertex Ventures SEA, and India, said, “We believe Proactive For Her is poised to change the way women access healthcare in India.”
“At Nexus, we always acknowledged the gap which women in India faced due to lack of a trustworthy and non-judgemental clinical care infrastructure. Unfortunately, many serious conditions in women have been either trivialised as lifestyle issues or ignored due to social stigma or lack of education.” Anand Datta, Principal, Nexus Venture Partners, said.
Women healthtech startup Proactive For Her has engaged with over 5,000 women so far, through webinars, teleconsultation services etc. Within the next year, the startup aims to service 100,000+ women through their various products, services, and community engagement initiatives.