EGYPT – Docspert Health, a telemedicine startup, has closed a six-figure US dollar seed funding round from Flat6Labs, MAC Capital Partners, and a group of angel investors in the UK and US to help it expand its services across all of Egypt, and then into the Arabian Gulf.
The startup is currently taking part in Flat6Labs Cairo’s ongoing cohort and is preparing to showcase its progress at the accelerator’s demo day next month.
“We are extremely pleased to have closed this deal with a group of angel investors from Silicon Valley and London,” said Hisham Mehanna, chairman of Docspert Health and a head and neck cancer surgeon.
“The investors were particularly attracted not only to our innovative platform and business model, but also to our ethos of social responsibility.”Hisham Mehanna, chairman of Docspert Health
“The investors were particularly attracted not only to our innovative platform and business model, but also to our ethos of social responsibility. They were keen to help Docspert Health in its journey to provide the best medical advice to the people of the Middle East and Africa.”
Launched in February 2020 by a team of medical doctors, Docspert Health connects patients in the Middle East and Africa with leading international medical experts online and through video conferencing, removing the need to travel.
The startup provides services in over 40 medical specialties through a network of more than 100 handpicked leading international medical experts in the United Kingdom, United States (US), and Europe. Patients are able to book video conference appointments with a specialist, a medical opinion, or a multi-disciplinary opinion for complex cases.
“Docspert’s innovative global health tech platform, alongside their strong founding team, adds up to a recipe for success. Flat6Labs Cairo is looking forward to being part of their growth journey,” Albert Malaty, Managing Director of Flat6Labs Cairo, said.
Docspert Health is the first platform in the Middle East to provide you with the ability to consult the best international medical experts from the UK, USA and Europe.
Muhammed Chaudhry, the Managing Partner at MAC Capital Partners, California, commenting on the investment into Docspert Health.
“As investors, we were attracted to Docspert Health, not only for its great business model and the supreme quality of its service but also for the social good and impact that it does.”
Users are able to book video conference consults with a specialist, a medical opinion, or a multi-disciplinary opinion. The various options cater to complex cases such as cancer, with a panel of up to four experts who convene to discuss a specific case and offer valuable insight.
Each patient is provided with an Arabic speaking case manager to bridge the gap in translation between experts and patients.
The Egypt telemedicine startup aims to provide international expert medical advice accessible to everyone in the Middle East and Africa. With a commitment to its mission, Docspert Health has dedicated five percent of its profits to provide free consultations for patients who cannot afford the service.
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