Kenyan healthcare startup Zuri Health has raised funding from Moroccan Venture Capitalist UM6P Ventures.
Zuri Health is a telemedicine company that started in 2021. It allows African patients to access high-quality, reasonably priced healthcare using mobile apps, websites, WhatsApp chatbots, and SMS services.
Patients can use the app to arrange lab and diagnostic tests, consult with doctors, purchase medication from pharmacies, and plan home visits with qualified medical professionals.
UM6P Ventures is an Africa-based venture capital firm that runs two funds; one for Digital Transformation and another for Deeptech Ventures. It focuses on supporting innovators and entrepreneurs in science and technology, and invests in startups from their early stages to Series A funding.
With more patients opting for virtual consultations, Zuri Health has seen substantial success with its telemedicine platform, which offers remote diagnostics, virtual consultations, medication distribution, and other services through a user-friendly interface and complete integration with electronic medical records.
Last year, the company was chosen as one of 14 African nations to receive $7 million in funding from Investing in Innovation (i3), a pan-African support organization
Zuri Health has attracted over 600 doctors to its platform, as well as 16 pharmacy partners and 29 lab partners, including PharmaPlus and Ilara Health.
Through these partnerships, the company has seen over 10,000 test and medication orders and 24,000 interactions with WhatsApp Bots.
The COO and Co-Founder of Zuri Health, Titilola Olaolu-Hassan, stated that the company’s growth rate shows it is on the right track and plans to continue to improve its processes and offerings to serve the public better. The funding will be used to upgrade its technology, increase its workforce, and expand into new markets, which will ultimately improve the care provided to patients.