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WhatClinic.com announces €2 million investment by venture capital firm Delta Partners

Delta Partners

I have some fantastic news to share with you all today. WhatClinic.com has taken on a €2 million investment from Irish venture capital firm Delta Partners. In short, the investment will result in 30 new jobs, enable us to expand our existing business and accelerate our growth into new markets.

Previous investment and support has come from Enterprise Ireland, Mianach Venture Capital and a number of private investors.

Full details are below. We’d love if you could share this news around through your own publications, Twitter feeds or Facebook pages. If anyone would like a comment from Caelen, our CEO, just give me a call on +353 1 525 3597 or email me at pboyle@whatclinic.com and I’ll set it up for you.

Philip
WhatClinic.com

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Caelen King & Maurice Roche (Low Res)

Caelen King (WhatClinic.com) and Maurice Roche (Delta Partners)

WhatClinic.com announces €2 million investment by venture capital firm Delta Partners

Company will more than double its workforce with 30 new jobs to be created over the next 18 months based in Dublin city centre

 

31 August 2012, Dublin – WhatClinic.com, the website which helps consumers around the world get treated at private health clinics, today announced a €2 million investment by Dublin based venture capital firm Delta Partners. The investment will help the profitable company continue its rapid growth by expanding its service into new markets and will result in 30 new jobs in its Dublin offices over the next 18 months.

Hiring will begin immediately for roles including web development, sales, marketing, HR and data entry. The company currently employs 20 people at its offices just off Grafton Street right in the heart of Dublin city centre and plans on more than doubling its workforce in order to accelerate its growth and cement its foothold as a leading provider of consumer information in the $6 trillion global private healthcare market.

WhatClinic.com is an Irish owned and operated company whose service is export focused, with customers in 55 countries. The website recently passed the 1 million visits per month milestone and their upcoming Portuguese language website, aimed primarily at the booming Brazilian marketplace, signals their first move into non-English speaking markets.

Speaking today, Caelen King, CEO and founder of WhatClinic.com, said “We’re delighted to be able to announce this investment by Delta Partners which will allow us to more than double our workforce and continue our rapid growth. We’re looking forward to welcoming the 30 new employees who will join us in the heart of Dublin city in creating a world class service for consumers and clinics alike.”

WhatClinic.com was advised by Hogan & Associates.

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Note to the Editor:

Established in 2007, WhatClinic.com has helped over 15 million people find information on medical services and connected 500,000 of these directly with the clinic of their choice. Set up by serial entrepreneur Caelen King (CEO), WhatClinic.com lists over 100,000 clinics worldwide and has received 20,000 consumer reviews about medical services they received after using the website.

The site provides consumers with free information about medical facilities and services nearest to them. It gives detailed information on prices, location, treatment lists, opening and closing times, as well as a wide range of other details for consumers.

Under each clinic listed on WhatClinic.com, customers can input reviews of the service they received. The site acts merely as a provider of these reviews; it does not have any editorial function. 43% of visitors come from the UK, 16% from Ireland, 5% from the US and the remaining 36% come from the rest of the world.

For more information, please visit www.WhatClinic.com

Media Enquiries:
Philip Boyle – pboyle@whatclinic.com / +353 1 525 3597

 

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Delta Partners Complete €2 Million Investment in WhatClinic.Com

Investment Will Create 30 New Roles in Ireland Over the Next 18 Months

 

Dublin 31st August 2012: Delta Partners today announced details of a €2million investment in WhatClinic.com, an Irish owned and operated company with customers in 55 countries. This deal is the 12th investment made by Delta Partners in Irish companies over the last 12 months and will allow WhatClinic.com to expand its workforce from 20 to 50 employees.

WhatClinic.com is an Irish owned and operated company whose service is export focused, with customers in 55 countries. The website, which helps consumers around the world receive treatment at private health clinics, has recently passed the 1 million visits per month milestone and the company plans on continued growth through expansion into new markets.

Their upcoming Portuguese language website marks their first moves into non-English speaking markets and will be aimed primarily at the booming Brazilian marketplace. The investment will allow the company to begin hiring immediately for web developers, sales, marketing, HR/admin and data entry roles which will all based in their Dublin city centre offices.

Speaking today, Caelen King, CEO and founder of WhatClinic.com, said “We’re delighted to be able to announce this investment by Delta Partners which will allow WhatClinic.com grow quickly enough to meet the international demand for our service. It’s heartening to see Irish investment in an Irish company is still possible in these tough times.”

Meanwhile, Delta Partners is investing in new companies at the fastest rate in its 18 year history. Over the past 12 months it has invested in 12 new companies – 6 of which have been from its main fund, Delta Equity Fund III, with the remainder coming from Delta Partner’s seed fund, the Bank of Ireland Start-up and Emerging Sectors Fund 2010.

Speaking about the new investment, Maurice Roche, Delta Partners said “We’re very positive about this new investment in WhatClinic.com and helping them to expand internationally over the next few years. Delta Partners plans to invest in 15 new companies such as WhatClinic.com over the next 12 months. We anticipate that these companies will have the potential to create over 1,000 jobs for Ireland as they grow.”

ENDS – For further press information/ interviews Breffni Burke 086 856 3739