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sanjeev misra: HealthTrip appoints former Paytm global executive Sanjeev Misra to its board

HealthTrip, Asia’s largest health travel platform, has appointed former Paytm global executive Sanjeev Misra to its board of advisors.

Misra had previously led the cross-border business at Paytm, led the global expansion in the Adani group and for Reliance in South East Asia. Prior to that, he has spent over a decade in Silicon Valley working for brands including Motorola Semiconductors, Cisco Systems and Adobe. He is currently leading the investments at Rajeev Misra Family Office.

“Millions of people travel each year seeking better health, cosmetic and wellness treatments, generating an estimated $400 billion across the world. Post covid, this trend has seen an unprecedented growth and new treatments for cancer, IVF, longevity, aesthetics etc are further driving the global demand,” Misra said.

Cofounded by Danish Ahmed, former vice-president at Paytm, HealthTrip has so far raised $4 million in pre series A from Wavemaker, Spiral Ventures and multiple angels including Deepinder Goyal and Kunal Shah.

Launched in 2019, Healthtrip was earlier known as Hospals, and is the largest medical travel platform across Asia, with teams operating in eight countries.

“We have grown 10 times over the last 18 months and hope to continue this growth, under the guidance of our board, serving millions of patients across the world and finding the best solutions to health and longevity,” Ahmed said.

Healthtrip specializes in medical tourism where it helps patients find the best surgeons across over 300 hospitals in India, UAE, Turkey, Thailand and other top destinations. The platform offers tele-consults, visa assistance, hotel booking, interpreters and logistics services on its platform, across eight different languages.The Indian government has been working towards promoting medical tourism and aims at doubling India’s earnings from this sector to $13 billion per annum from $6 billion currently. Governments initiatives around medical e-visa and the recently launched Ayush e-visa has further eased the flow of patents to India.

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