Thursday, 14 December 2017 11:22

Strong user growth achieved post-capital raising, says HealthEngine

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Perth-based online healthcare marketplace, HealthEngine, says it has achieved significant growth post its $26.7 million capital raising earlier this year.

The company claims year-on-year growth in active users of 87%, reaching over 1.5 million a month - with total workforce numbers doubling, employee numbers in the Sydney office tripling, a Melbourne co-workspace, and a new office in Perth to accommodate growth.

Dr Marcus Tan, HealthEngine’s CEO and Medical Director, said, “2017 has been a landmark year for HealthEngine, and I’m incredibly proud of what we’ve achieved”.

“Alongside the capital raise, we’ve seen tremendous growth in user and subscriber numbers. These factors have enabled us to invest in employee growth, and add around 70 new people to our team, including new senior hires to help lead us to the next stage of growth.

{loadposition}“From moving to new offices in Perth and Sydney, to launching a new product every four weeks on average, 2017 has been a year when being ‘happy in the hustle’ has never been truer.”

Other develops during 2017 cited by Tan include:

The appointment of two new senior leaders: ex-Citibank IT Director, Mark Hammond, as Head of Technology, Engineering and Data Security; and Mark Dick, LinkedIn Australia’s former Sales Director, as Head of Sales

  •     Product development including four new products launches, four beta launches, and eight more features or updates
  •     Integration with My Health Record, and the launch of Medication Manager to help users manage their prescriptions, which has reached over 23,000 downloads in the two months since launch in October.

Tan said had more plans for next year, including new product launches, and continuing hiring efforts.

“I can’t wait to empower even more Australians to manage their healthcare in 2018.”  

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Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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