Refine and polish the thesis statement To get to your final thesis, you'll need to refine your draft thesis so that it's specific and arguable.
We catch-up with CEO, Mariusz Gralewski to learn more about the latest round of VC funding, the recent acquisition of Spanish rival Doctoralia and why there are suddenly so many companies competing in this area.
Our last round in was also the largest in the Polish market to date. Most of the money from the round was used for continued geographic expansion largely in Italy and further monetisation in existing markets via marketing and increased sales efforts.
We also invested some money in new senior management hires. The raise was largely spent on the acquisition of Spanish-based Doctoraliawith the remainder now being spent on bolstering positions in key markets Poland, Turkey and Italy and commercialising the main Doctoralia countries.
Similarly, in the healthcare booking segment, until recently all the players were present in a single market with no regional or global leaders visible as in other, more developed sectors e. Delivery Hero in food delivery, Uber in transport. This has changed in the last two Polish culture doc as geographic expansion has led to the emergence of three to four regional leaders DocPlanner in eastern and southern Europe and now Latin America; French Doctolib entering Germany; Bangalore-based Practo moving across southeast Asia.
Due to our recent merger with Doctoralia we have become the global leader in traffic in the space with 17 million unique users visiting our websites monthly.
Investment in the space has also heated up, with all of these big players closing double digit financing rounds over the past year or so. It will be exciting to see how we divide up the global market over the next few years and who emerges as the winner or winners.
What does all this signify about the future of healthcare? Healthcare is 10 or 15 years behind other, less regulated and more homogeneous sectors, such as restaurants and hotels.
This means that the market is in its infancy and we have so much room to grow. The digital revolution in healthcare is only beginning.
Aside from online booking I believe that innovations which will improve patient-doctor communication e. On the doctor side, tools which digitise and improve the functioning of the clinic are becoming more and more standard. What challenges have you faced scaling out to multiple diverse geographies?
Healthcare is a very local market which means that going beyond your home borders is not as easy as in less regulated and more homogeneous sectors, such as restaurants and hotels.
It therefore requires a lot of research, analysis and patience to select the next market to enter and monetise. Culture is really important to us, so we face the challenge of finding the right talent — people who share our mindset and set of values.
We also need to consider how to adjust our management style to theirs, taking into account the cultural differences. Finally, we are transitioning the company to an all-English environment to overcome any language barriers. On your platform, what is the split between traditional doctors and other health-related professionals like dieticians and psychologists?
We have about 5M doctor profiles on the various DocPlanner websites. If we look at specific countries the split is similar.
Up until now, we have made the conscious decision not to enter markets which require us to work with the public sector at the outset. The dominance of the NHS and complications that come out of this having to integrate, etc. However, in our more developed markets, such as Poland, where we have a dominant position and a more recognisable brand, we have begun a dialogue with the ministries responsible for healthcare delivery and digitisation.
However, we will likely come back to the VC market in the near-term to secure further financing for some of our newly acquired geographies.POLISH SOUPS A typical Polish soup is cooked with ribs or other meat with bone, e.g. sirloin, ribs, brisket.
You can also use poultry (e.g. a chicken leg), pork, human or beef.
Dedicated primarily to the study of the language, literature, and culture of modern Russia, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures offers students the opportunity to witness the dramatic renaissance of one of the world's major cultures as it redefines itself and its place in the world.
Polish broadcasting laws in the European Union.” A recent report of the EU Commission found that Polish television offers the highest percentage of ‘European programs’ in the EU, claiming a success for its ‘Television without Frontiers’ initiative.
Chaya wrote a new post, Learning by Doing: Sociolinguistics, on the site CUNY Humanities Alliance 6 days, 17 hours ago “William Labov was a something-year old working as an industrial chemist when he started wondering about something.
Culture News India Israel Opinion. Hi Tech News. Hi Tech News Polish Jews in displaced persons centers in Germany have, moreover, almost unanimously declined to return to their former homeland. Whimsical but emboldening, hovering above the Doc in question like a tribunal of ghostly ancestors, the Google creatures give cover to pranks and also to serious undertakings, such as the.