Kenyan E-Health Startup Zuri Raises $1.3 Million Pre-Seed to Expand Product, Launch in New Markets
Disrupt Africa reported in January 2021 on the launch of Zuri Health, a virtual, mobile-first, on-demand healthcare platform that helps patients quickly and easily access healthcare from certified healthcare providers, based on availability, location, and specialisation.
The startup initially launched in Kenya but is now also present in Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, and Zambia. It has partnered with 16 major mobile network operators with over 400,000 SMS subscribers, and has over 300 doctors, 27 lab and diagnostic centres and 15 pharmacies on its platform.
Zuri has now attracted US$1.3 million in pre-seed investment from DOB Equity, Launch Africa Ventures, Founders Factory Africa, V8 Capital, Platform Capital, Villgro Africa, Asime Ventures, and the Salik Family Trust as it plans expansion across Africa. The funding will be used to further build out its digital platform, grow its product offerings, and launch operations in new markets.
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