Become essential, the French unicorn will invest 300 million and recruit 700 people in 2022.
From the organization of vaccination appointments to the booking of tests, including teleconsultation, the pandemic has made Doctolib essential. To the point of becoming the 11e favorite company in France, according to an Ifop poll. However, the company, which aims for financial balance within three to four years, rejects the accusation of having enriched itself through the crisis. “We aim for the collective interest, we are here for the long term, says its founder, Stanislas Niox-Chateau, who equipped doctors and Samu free of charge during the first wave of the epidemic. Our contract with the State on vaccination is reviewed every month. We earn a few hundred euros per month per vaccination center out of the 1,500 that we have installed.“
Nevertheless, the Covid has changed the situation for Doctolib by revealing the importance of digital technology in health: 81 million vaccination appointments were made last year on its site. Long perceived as reserved for a …