Co-founder/Director, Dokter.id/Medico/Mayapada Hospital
Grace Tahir is carving her own path as a healthcare innovator and angel investor
For some years, Grace Tahir led a cushy life as director at her conglomerate-owning father Dato Sri Tahir’s Mayapada Hospital South Jakarta. But the digital world came calling. In 2012, Tahir launched BibbyCam, a free photo-filtering and photo-sharing app for Blackberry, which peaked with over 300,000 users worldwide. It closed down after just two years due to Blackberry’s declining popularity.
It was a brief but enjoyable excursion into tech that eventually opened up bigger opportunities in an industry close to Tahir’s heart. Aware of the issues besetting Indonesia’s healthcare system, the budding med-tech entrepreneur launched Dokter.id in 2014—a platform connecting people to doctors, free health and medical advice, originally called PilihDokter—and Medico, a healthcare-management system.
Tahir’s other side hustle, as an angel investor, gives her the opportunity to build momentum for the empowerment of women and gender equality, by investing in start-ups initiated by female entrepreneurs.