Egypt-based telemedicine startup Docspert Health, has closed a six-figure seed funding round from Flat6Labs as well as a group of angel investors in the UK and the US.
Launched in February 2020 by a team of medical doctors, Docspert Health is the first telemedicine platform that connects patients in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) with international medical experts through video chats.
Through Docspert’s platform, patients are able to book video consultations with a specialist to ask for their medical opinion, or a multi-disciplinary opinion for complex medical issues, such as cancer. Patients are also assisted throughout their journey by a dedicated Arabic speaking case manager.
Docspert Health has offices in the UK and Egypt, with plans to use the newly-raised investment to expand its services across Egypt and the GCC. It provides its services in over 40 medical specialties through a network of more than 100 international medical experts in the UK, US, and Europe.
“We are extremely pleased to have closed this deal with a group of angel investors from Silicon Valley and London. 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,” said Hisham Mehanna, chairman of Docspert Health and head and neck cancer surgeon.
Docspert Health is currently taking part in Flat6Labs Cairo’s on-going cohort and is set to graduate its accelerator programme next month.
“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,” said Albert Malaty, managing director of Flat6Labs Cairo.