BookDoc, a startup company in the healthcare field headquartered in Malaysia, has attracted the interest of the Hamami family to invest. The Hamami family is known to have Trakindo Utama, one of the most successful heavy equipment agents in Indonesia. In addition to the mining sector, this ruling family also owns Carl’s Jr. franchise restaurant. Burgers and LOKA supermarkets.
BookDoc certainly welcomes Hamami as a strategic investor and business partner in Indonesia. A large Indonesian economy with a population of over 250 million offers high growth opportunities in Asia.
They hope that this new partnership will help the company explore unique business and consumer landscapes as well as different levels of complexity with the companies that have already penetrated the company, such as Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Thailand.
Dato ‘Chevy Beh, Founder & CEO, BookDoc, said it has reviewed the market in Indonesia, and the entry of the Hamami family comes at a precise and highly strategic time for the company. “We have planned the next steps to bring a number of solutions to new markets, including Indonesia,” said Dato ‘Chevy Beh.
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He explains, BookDoc offers various solutions such as: search feature and professional practitioners in the health field as well as rewards for an active lifestyle, offering many comforts and incentives for the general public. At the same time, it also implements commercial applications for Human Resources (HR), Insurance and retail outlets.
Explained further, the investment from the Hamami family came after the family of Dr. Stanley Ho from Macau and Prince Abdul Qawi from Brunei also invested. This achievement occurred in the last 1.5 years. The value of this latest investment is not disclosed to the public, but BookDoc valuations have now reached tens (double-digit) million US dollars.
The parties that support BookDoc now include a variety of personalities with business expertise specifically targeting specific markets. In addition to supporting parties with a wide and cross-border business network in Asia, there are also a number of experienced multidisciplinary parties, from the entrepreneurship, health, information technology, banking and insurance sectors.
For information, since its establishment in October 2015, BookDoc has launched an integrated online ecosystem for health travelers both local and overseas, to search for and order health practitioners.
This system is well integrated with Uber, Grab, AirAsia, Agoda, Airbnb and TripAdvisor. Some BookDoc Activ modules benefit users in maintaining high physical activity, and have rewards partners now numbering more than 50 in Asia. Moreover, BookDoc is also an official partner for Malaysian Social Security, Foreign Workers’ Medical Examination Malaysia (FOMEMA), Malaysia’s Ministry of Tourism and Malaysia’s Ministry of Youth and Sport. But it has not been explained in detail about the planned expansion into the Indonesian market.