Practo's Growth Story
In 2009, Practo’s co-founder, Shashank ND, asked his doctor to email him a copy of his medical report. The doctor was unable to do this, since his medical software lacked email capability. The experience made Shashank realize that there is a profound need to transform the healthcare industry and center it around the patient.
Shashank and his co-founder, Abhinav Lal, decided to change this by founding Practo and building a product – the cloud based clinic management software, Practo Ray – that was designed from the ground up for doctors. Then in 2013, Shashank and Abhinav launched Practo.com, a doctor discovery platform on desktop and as an app that allows consumers to find the right doctors and book instant appointments.
Today, Practo Ray is used by doctors to manage millions of patients and healthcare records every month, and Practo.com is the world’s largest healthcare appointment booking platform with 40 million appointments managed every year across 15 countries and 50+ cities.