Shobhita Narain was facing some health issues related to the menstrual cycle. Her mental health was getting disturbed due to the irregular monthly periods. She consulted many doctors but could not find a solution. Finally, she was diagnosed with PCOS(Polycystic Ovary Syndrome). She was surprised to know that 1 out of 5 women has PCOS but society is not considering it a disease.
She decided to initiate the process of overcoming this issue by co-founding the Veera Healthcare startup with the help of her sister Shashwata Narain.
Beginning of Veera Health
Veera Health was co-founded by Shobhita and Shashwata Narain in August 2020. It is a woman-centric health tech firm. Currently, the startup has targeted PCOS disease that is least talked about and misunderstood in the Indian society and healthcare system.
Under PCOS(Polycystic Ovary Syndrome), women face irregular period cycles. Not only that, but it also creates an overweight issue and increases hair growth on body parts including the chin, neck, and other unwanted body parts. Body pain is another major side effect of PCOS.
Society takes it otherwise. People advise such PCOS affected girls to get married for solving this issue. PCOS affected married women find difficulties in conceiving. And, they face a lot of difficulties in society.
Veera Healthtech is a boon for PCOS affected women. The startup provides proper medical care, nutrition therapy, and doctor support through its digital platform.
As per the report, 1 in 5 women has PCOS in India, and only 30% are diagnosed. Most of the women suffering from PCOS waste thousands of rupees on dietary plans, gym, and other supplements without knowing the real issue.
Veera Health Growth
Currently, Veera Health operations are limited to PCOS, but it plans to solve other health conditions of women in the future. Veera has a subscription-based program for its customers.
Under the programme, the startup provides a complete treatment plan with a doctors team having specialisations in gynaecologists, neurologists, dermatologists, nutritionists, and mental health.
As per Veera’s claim, 85% of PCOS patients feel better mentally and physically within a month.
Recently, the startup has raised $3 million in the latest funding event co-led by Sequoia Capital India’s Surge and Global Founders Capital. Surge is an initiative by Sequoia Capital to support 23 startups in rapid growth.
Positive customer reviews, co-founders healthcare background, and strong investors like Sequoia Capital will help the startup in rapid growth. The firm has already become known due to its unique initiative to solve women health conditions.