Digital healthcare start-up Tend has raised $15 million through a closed capital funding round to finance the next stage of its growth.
The 3-month-old company, which conducts most of its patient doctors appointments virtually, is looking to acquire a string of medical clinics using the fresh capital, the NZ Herald reports.
Tend founder and co-chief executive Cecilia Robinson said the funds were raised by the original four company founders - herself and husband James Robinson, Theresa Gattung and Dr Lee Mathias, along with new director and shareholder Marko Bogoievski - the chief executive of NZX-listed infrastructure investments firm Infratil.
Each have put in the same valuation of capital.
Bogoievski, who has taken a 13 percent stake in the company, brings 30 years of corporate and technology experience to the board.
He told Heather du Plessis-Allan that in Tend he sees a group of people that are trying to address on of the countries biggest challenges, which is primary health care.
"It's a combination of digital healthcare with physical support and services throughout the country that will redefine healthcare.
"It's not just about an online alternative. It's combining that with a use of data and better services that should change the way people think about healthcare."