“Healthtech startup MyHealth Africa has raised $1 million in a seed funding round to support its expansion plans. The round was led by GIIG Africa fund and featured participation from Samurai VC and existing investors. MyHealth Africa, which was founded in 2017 by CEO Ryan Marincowitz, offers a range of online and in-person healthcare services, including a booking platform, medical management system, and patient concierge service.
The Kenyan company recently won the Best Healthtech Company in Africa at the Global Startup Awards for 2022 and plans to expand across the continent as well as entering the Middle East and South Asia in 2023. Since its inception, MyHealth Africa has facilitated over 26,000 local and international visits and assisted patients in 54 countries.
According to Marincowitz, the company plans to use the funding to continue rapidly expanding across Africa and launching in the Middle East and South Asia, which are already its second and third-largest markets. “We assist hundreds of patients each month from these two markets to access specialized healthcare services at our network of leading hospitals in the Middle East, Europe, South Asia, and Asia,” Marincowitz said.
The co-founder of GIIG Africa, Philip Baldwin, praised MyHealth Africa’s impact on the healthcare landscape in East Africa. “Across the continent, we have seen over the past few years how technology and innovation are having a real impact on the health and wellness of Africans,” Baldwin said. “We could not be more pleased to announce our formal partnership in helping take the MyHealth Africa solution to the world.”
MyHealth Africa’s mission is to transform the way patients access healthcare services around the world, starting in Africa. The company aims to make healthcare more accessible and convenient for patients, using technology and innovation to improve the delivery of care.”