Vaatsalya is a rural healthcare startup that is building and managing hospitals/clinics in semi-urban/rural areas. The company provides primary and secondary healthcare and basic specialties at each hospital (including paediatrics, gynaecology, medicine, surgery and physiotherapy).
Vaatsalya has raised $10mn in a round led by Singapore-based Aquarius India Fund and Seedfund. The company will use the funds to create a pan-India network of hospitals. SN Subramanya and Vamsi Ramana Ravuri, from the investment advisory firm Aquarius Investment Advisors India, will join and represent Aquarius India Fund on the company’s Board of Directors.
Started by two doctors, Vaatsalya earlier raised Rs. 4 crores from Seedfund in April 2008 and next round was led by Oasis Fund (from Geneva) and Seedfund in 2009.
The Vaatsalya Story
At the first UnPluggd event, Vaatsalya founder, Dr. Ashwin Naik shared the Vaatsalya story and how the team built this social enterprise just like any other technology startup. Do watch this inspirational video (more context here)
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