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At Practo, unlearning and tinkering is an everyday affair [Fabulous Workplaces]

“Practo is driven by passion. We look for tinkers: who see a problem, who see something which is not working right; then find out what’s not working right and try to take it apart, figure out what’s wrong with the system and fix it. That’s what makes people at Practo very different,” says Abhinav Lal, co-founder/CTO about the work culture at Practo.

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Practo, headquartered in Bangalore, is a young company that is dedicated to making healthcare simpler for everyone. The startup brings doctors and patients together on the same platform so that patients know where to go when they need to find the best doctor, and doctors can manage their patients better. Started by Shashank ND and Abhinav Lal in May, 2008, Practo provides its services to over 10 million registered users and has offices in Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Pune, Mumbai and even in Singapore.

When we, at YourStory TV, visited the Practo office in Bangalore, we could observe the zeal and enthusiasm with which the employees work towards a shared vision. Every employee seemed to know exactly what the company stands for and works towards. The team has grown to 300 employees from the core 10 employees that the startup worked with for the first two years out of the co-founders’ house.

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Join us as we take a tour of the Practo workplace.

The startup promotes an open culture at work. They have open houses regularly where all aspects of the business are discussed openly with the employees.

“The challenge at Practo for employees is very different. Here it is about unlearning things very fast and see things from an entirely different perspective,” says Anurag, Product Manager.

“We have always tried to get those people on board who will stick with us for the long term; who are ambitious and are people who have a similar value system as us,” signs off Shashank, co-founder/CEO, Practo.

More coverage on Practo below:

First coverage: “Practo: Online Patient Care”

When Practo raised INR 25 Crores from Sequoia Capital back in July, 2012

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About the author

When he is not over-analyzing random stuff, Abhash likes to read a lot and write a little. He has helped co-found Gyan Lab, an education startup while still at college. Most of the time, you can find him hanging out with startuppers and go-getters.

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