India’s health/fitness app, HealthifyMe today hit 1 million downloads on Google PlayStore. With a rating of 4.3/5, HealthifyMe is ahead of all the other apps in this space. Adding to this success, the app has also received an additional $1 million (INR 6.7 crores) in funding from Dubai based investor Neelesh Bhatnagar whose company NB Ventures has been actively investing in Indian startups.
1 in 4 Indians risk dying from a non-communicable disease like diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and hypertension, among others; before they reach the age of 70[i]. Most of these can be prevented by incorporating healthy habits in one’s routine. HealthifyMe does exactly this for its users in a smart way.
Speaking on the success of the app, Tushar Vashish, Co-founder & CEO, HealthifyMe, said, “Hitting 1 million users is a great validation since most of the growth has happened organically. To me, our 4.3 rating matters a lot more as it speaks of how much our customers believe in us. I hope we sustain this momentum by crossing 10 million downloads in the next 18 months”.
HealthifyMe has been rated as a “Top of 2016” mobile app by Google and it has featured multiple times in the health / fitness category by both Apple and Android.
Speaking on the funding, Neelesh Bhatnagar said, “I am keen on investing in emerging digital first Indian startups that have the ability to expand internationally with an asset-light approach. I look forward to helping them expand to the Middle East at the right time. HealthifyMe’s growth journey has been fascinating so far.”
This is the second round of funding HealthifyMe has received this year. USD 6 million was raised earlier this year from IDG, Inventus and Blume. The additional funding will be used to hire top leadership and invest in product and tech innovation.