MOSCOW--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fast Lane Ventures has today officially launched VitaPortal – a new website offering comprehensive and reliable information on medicine and health to all Russian Internet users.
The key advantage of VitaPortal is the reliability, accessibility and authenticity of the information available as every material published on the website is thoroughly reviewed by a specialty care provider or medical institution.
So far, the portal has been visited by more than 10,000 unique visitors per day to experience the user-friendly site structure which allows access to important health information quickly and conveniently.
VitaPortal CEO, Azamat Ulbashev, said that the website’s objective was to make sure that all the citizens of Russia are provided with up-to-date information to improve their own health and health of their near and dear.
“During a short test period, our portal was visited by more than 400 thousand people, and by the end of 2011, this figure will be 3.5 million users,” he said.
“By 2013, we are aiming to become the number one portal in the category Health and Medicine in Russia.”
VitaPortal publishes approximately 50 new articles on various medical topics daily to help provide a convenient solution and meet the basic health information needs of a growing Internet audience.
The key advantage for users is that the entire selection of information is provided within the framework of a single site which reduces time spent searching.
Like other startups launched by Fast Lane Ventures, VitaPortal is based on the proven international model – in this case, the United States based website WebMD.com.
Expert member of the Commission on Health of the Public Chamber of Russia, Mr Alexander Lebedev PhD, said he believed that VitaPortal, as a new socially-oriented company, would have a promising future in Russia.
“Due to a number of demographic processes in Russia, quality health information becomes a product of extremely high demand. As the number of elderly people increases, the problem of maintaining health is becoming increasingly important. This is accompanied by increase in birthrates, which will attract hundreds of thousands of young mothers to the site,” he said.
In the near future the range of special services will be greatly expanded, and a special website for doctors will be launched.
Total amount of seed investments is more than $1 mln.
VitaPortal is an online company that provides reliable information on health and medicine in the form of reference and training materials. It is the first site in the Russian market where the quality of each article is checked by specialized physicians.
Fast Lane Ventures is a venture group of a new type, designed to develop, launch and promotion of innovative Internet companies. At the moment, it is the only Russian venture company, which not only invests its own funds in implementation of promising ideas but also organizes the entire process of launching projects from scratch.