[Funding alert] Online pharma startup 1mg raises Rs 71 Cr from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

[Funding alert] Online pharma startup 1mg raises Rs 71 Cr from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Gurguram-based health care start-up 1mg has actually raised an overall of $10 million in an endeavor round from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

As part of the offer, the structure was allocated Class 5 Compulsorily Convertible Preference Shares (CCPS) with the premium quantity topped at Rs 34,317.87 per share. According to the business'’s regulative filings with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), an overall of 20,629 shares were set aside, bringing the overall financial investment to Rs 71 crore.

However, Prashant Tandon, Co-founder, 1mg, decreased to discuss the advancement, stating the round has actually not totally closed.


1mg creators- Gaurav Agarwal, Vikas Chauhan, and Prashant Tandon.

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In June 2019, the healthtech platform raised$ 70 million in Series D financing round led by IFC, the financial investment arm of the World Bank, and Corisol Holdings, a European household workplace and the biggest investor in Zur Rose/ DocMorris (Europe &#x 2019; s biggest e-pharmacy ).

The round likewise saw involvement from a consortium of equity capital funds from South Korea, led by Redwood Global -Korea Omega Healthcare fund. 1mg’s existing financiers Sequoia Capital, Omidyar Network, Maverick Ventures, Kae Capital, and HBM Healthcare financial investments likewise took part in the round.

The start-up raised Series C financing of $15 million from HBM health care financial investments in July 2017, which was a follow-up financing round to the$ 16 million it raised in May 2016 from Maverick Capital Ventures.

In April 2016, it raised an overall of Rs 100 crore in its Series B financial investment led by Maverick Capital Ventures, while its existing financiers Sequoia India and Omidyar Network likewise took part in the round. In July 2015, 1mg went into the alternate medication area, with the acquisition of Homeobuy, a web platform for homeopathy medications.

Started in 2013 as Healthkartplus, 1mg was at first released as part of the Healthkart household. The preliminary seed cash was utilized to establish the innovation and resources to scale business. 1mg now works as a different entity. Among the other popular gamers &#xA 0; is &#xA 0; Sequoia-backed Practo. &#xA 0; The e-pharmacy area is crowded with other gamers like &#xA 0; Netmeds, mChemist, Medd, DeliMedi, CareOnGo, and MediDali.

( Edited by Megha Reddy)

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