Janani funding

Healthtech startup Janani has secured seed funding of Rs 8 crore in a round led by Venture Catalysts. Leading investors such as Apollo Hospitals, Inflection Point Ventures, and Lets Venture also participated in the seed and angel rounds, along with existing investors including 9unicorn and AL.

Janani caters to parents enduring infertility issues, allowing them easy access to the treatments using technology as they can trace their fertility journey through an app. The platform plans to establish itself as an end-to-end service provider with innovative products such as the consumer-centric Janani.life and the B2B AI solution, Janani.ai, under its belt. The startup plans to use the recently raised capital to develop its technology stack and launch full-fledged operations in three metro cities in the country.

Nilay Mehrotra, Founder, Janani, said, “We will leverage the funding to strengthen our tech infrastructure and extend our operations to three metro cities. The capital support has come a shot in the arm for us and will help us take a firm step forward in the direction of becoming India’s largest fertility virtual tech clinic that offers all fertility services at the patient’s doorstep.”

The startup’s value proposal involves providing a first-of-its-kind science-backed, phase-wise solution to the problem of infertility, which torments nearly thirty million couples in India every year, according to the World Health Organisation.

Apoorv Ranjan Sharma, Co-founder of Venture Catalysts, added, “Janani’s founders have drawn on their industry experience to identify some major needs and gaps in India’s fertility management landscape. The global infertility market is valued at around $36 billion, with India having more than 30 percent of the market cap as of now. Combined with the expertise of its founding team, an innovative IP, and the first-mover advantage, the startup is perfectly positioned to disrupt the country’s fertility market for the better.”