Senior technology and medical professionals have come together to found Modasta, the first India focused health content portal. The platform, which already has over one million registered users within three months of launch, offers multi-lingual and credible health content curated by Indian doctors for the Indian health-seeker.
The startup has been founded by a team of entrepreneurs comprising Bikram Barman, CEO and Co-Founder of Modasta and ex Accenture & Yahoo executive, IIM alumnus Pankaj Pandey, COO and Co-Founder, and Dr. Geethanjali, Chief Content Officer and Co-Founder. The three-member founding team, who comes with 40 years of cumulative experience in healthcare, technology, social business and entrepreneurship, raised US$1.5 million from a consortium of Mauritius based HNI investors. The funds have been strategically allocated for business growth, technology upgradation, talent acquisition and marketing outreach activities.
Indian health-seekers, who were earlier compelled to peruse international health portals like WebMD and Mayo Clinic, will now have an India centric platform as their first point of reference.
The platform provides content in different languages like:
Company is also planning to extend the number of languages in the same.
Modasta, provides easy to access content in the format of articles and videos and also offers health forums to exchange knowledge and experiences. The startup will also be expanding its range of offerings to include tele-health comprising online doctor consultation services’
Bikram Barman, Co-Founder & CEO, Modasta said, “The healthcare industry is witnessing a robust growth trajectory, and at Modasta, we are aiming for a large slice of this lucrative US$280 billion industry. As the first of its kind initiative in India, Modasta will service the length and breadth of the country with pertinent content on a plethora of subjects from lifestyle diseases, mental health, women’s health, men’s health, sexual health and pediatrics amongst others. At Modasta, we endeavor to become the first ever one stop shop for health-seekers, something which no other health-tech company has managed to achieve to date in this space.’’