iKure raises funds from Ratan Tata

iKure, healthtech startup has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Ratan Tata, Chairman Emeritus of the Tata Group.

The Kolkata-based company, which delivers primary healthcare services through a network of clinics, digital technologies and trained frontline health workers, said it plans to rapidly scale-up operations across India and globally with fresh funds coming in.

Responding to the development, Sujay Santra, iKure Founder and CEO, said: “We are extremely pleased to have been considered by Ratan Tata for an investment. This is a huge honour and encouragement for us.”

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Founded in 2010, iKure which deals in primary healthcare, wellness, and prevention services, has raised $1.5 million so far, from investors in India, US, Singapore and Japan. Till date, iKure has provided primary healthcare services to over 1.1 million people across seven states in India and is looking to provide healthcare services to over 10 million people within the next 5 years, the company said.

Tata is known to invest in start-ups and has made several investments in many tech-driven companies in his personal capacity after retiring as chairman of Tata Sons in December 2012.

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