DocPlanner, the Polish medical booking platform, has, according to unofficial information, joined the group of so-called unicorns, that is, technology startups whose valuation exceeds $1 billion.

This means that DocPlanner It became the first Polish technology company in history, valued by global investors in More than 1 billion dollars (approximately 3.9 billion PLN).

Information about exceeding this limit has been provided by the London specialist portal unquoted, specializes in writing about transactions in non-public markets, such as private equity and venture capital.

According to anonymous sources, in August DocPlanner Completed an undisclosed funding round After unicorn pricing.

This means that investors who analyzed the Polish startup found that a number of components of the company’s valuation indicators (such as its current (or future) potential earnings, strategy, management, patents, technologies, etc.) Billion dollar.

As unquote adds, it is not known how much money DocPlanner raised for development in the latest round, but the portal’s informants indicated that another undisclosed funding round is expected during the year.

What is DocPlanner?

Founded in Poland in 2012 by Mariusz Gralowski DocPlanner It deals with the creation and management of websites that enable scheduling of appointments for doctors and review of medical services by patients. Thanks to the use of SaaS (Software as a Service) services, they help the doctors themselves in managing the workflow.

About 30 million patients in 15 countries use DocPlanner’s services, making about 1.5 million visits each month. The company employs a total of more than 1,000 people. Persons.

DocPlanner is the owner, among others, of the ZnanyLekarz.pl website.

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1st in Poland

Despite the stable growth of the startup development environment, Poland has not yet been able to boast of having a single domestic rhino. In this regard, we were losing to some competitors from our region – for example Romania and Lithuania.

This situation persisted despite the fact that 2020 was a good year for Polish startups – last year, venture capital funds, that is, investment companies that invest in startups, pumped PLN 2.1 billion into the development of technology startups, and the total volume of investments increased by 70 percent each year.

As we wrote in May this year, Booksy, Brainly and Docplanner were selected as the three Polish startups with a chance of gaining the fastest “unicorn” status (here you can find a list of the 10 most valuable Polish startups for 2020), and how it now turns out that The main winner, Warsaw DocPlanner, won the race.

As of May this year, the most valuable unicorn from Central and Eastern Europe was the Roman UIpath ($35 billion), and the creation of systems that automate office work, such as robotic process automation. The Lithuanian company, for example, has surpassed valuations of $1 billion ChillerCreate an online platform for trading second-hand or Estonian clothes Bolt.

Currently, it is estimated that there are less than 900 unicorn companies worldwide, and more than 400 of them are in the United States. Where are most unicorns found in Europe? Last year, sifted journalists created a list of European rhinos.

In terms of country of origin, Great Britain completely dominates the list. Of the total 60 European unicorns, 26 are British, which is almost three times the second in Germany (with 9 unicorns). In addition, a total of 19 listed companies are located in London.

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According to Sifted’s calculations, last year 7 European rhinos came from France, 4 from the Netherlands, 3 from Switzerland, 2 from Sweden and Spain, and one each from Finland, Norway, Estonia, Belgium, Lithuania, Cyprus and Romania.

The list did not include companies from countries with large and developed economies such as Italy or Austria. There was also not a single company from Poland on last year’s list of European unicorns.

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