Indonesia's Hamami family invests in BookDoc
By Digital News Asia June 20, 2017
- The Hamami family owns Trakindo Utama, a heavy equipment dealer in Indonesia
- Dr Stanley Ho of Macau and Prince Abdul Qawi of Brunei have also invested in BookDoc
THE Hamami family, ranked as one of the richest in Indonesia by Forbes, has invested in BookDoc, a healthcare technology start-up headquartered in Malaysia.
The Hamami family owns Trakindo Utama, a heavy equipment dealer in Indonesia, in addition to business interests spanning mining, Carl's Jr Burger restaurants franchise and the Loka supermarkets.
BookDoc welcomes the Hamami family as a strategic investor as well as a business partner in Indonesia.
The largest economy of South East Asia with a population of over 250 million offers unrivalled growth opportunity in the region.
BookDoc hopes that this latest partnership will help it navigate through the unique business and consumer landscape which intricacies are different from its existing markets, namely Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Thailand.
The investment of Hamami family comes after that of Dr Stanley Ho of Macau and Prince Abdul Qawi of Brunei over a span of 1.5 years.
The latest investment amount was not disclosed and valued BookDoc at double-digit US millions. Its backers now include individuals with proven market-specific business acumen, in addition to those with deep cross-border business networks in the region, multi-disciplinary experience ranging from entrepreneurship, healthcare, IT, banking and insurance.
"We have been looking at the Indonesian market, and the entry of the Hamami family comes at an opportune time and is hugely strategic for us. BookDoc's solutions: search & book healthcare professionals and rewards for active lifestyle, offer convenience and incentives to the general public.
“At the same time, we are implementing commercial applications for HR, insurance and the retail space. While these are taking place, we are already planning the next step to bring such solutions into new markets, and Indonesia is one of them," says BookDoc founder and CEO Chevy Beh (pic).
Since its inception in October 2015, BookDoc has launched an integrated online ecosystem for health travellers, local and abroad, to search and book healthcare professionals.
The system integrates with Uber, Grab, AirAsia, Agoda, Airbnb and TripAdvisor. Its BookDoc Activ module rewards users for maintaining high level of physical activity, and it has more than 50 rewards partners in the region.
In addition, BookDoc is also the official partner of Social Security Malaysia, Foreign Workers' Medical Examination Malaysia (Fomema), the Ministry of Tourism Malaysia and the Ministry of Youth & Sports Malaysia.
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