Doctena, the Luxembourg-based online platform for booking medical appointments, announced in early November, 2017 its acquisition of the Austrian leader in the field, This represents a new phase in the international development of the start-up created in 2013 and whose application now covers the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) as well as the Benelux (Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg).

More than 10,000 doctors have now registered with the platform and around 1 million appointments and visits are processed each month.

Over the past two years, Doctena has extended its network in Western Europe with a very active strategy for acquiring competitors. Since 2015, the company has thus enlarged its perimeter with German Doxter and Terminland and Belgian Docbook and Sanmax.

Doctena currently has 70 employees and has opened offices in Brussels, Amsterdam, Zurich and Berlin. Its medium to long-term objective is to have 100,000 registered doctors and over 40 million patients as users. The plan is to recruit around 150 additional staff of whom the majority will be based in Luxembourg.

The company was set up by Patrick Kersten (who a few years earlier has already set up the platform and subsequently, Alain Fontaine, who has founded several web agencies in the north of Luxembourg, and Marc Molitor, a consultant and business angel specialised in the medical sector.