[Kenya] Zuri Health raises an undisclosed amount of funding from Moroccan VC UM6P Ventures
30-01-2023 07:25:00 | by: Nixon Kanali | hits: 2629 | Tags:

Zuri Health has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Moroccan VC UM6P Ventures. The funds will be used to support Zuri’s growth and expansion across Africa.

Zuri Health also seeks to upgrade its existing technology, employ additional personnel, and broaden the services and regions available to patients. With this funding, the startup will be able to serve more patients and enhance the level of care they receive.

The Kenyan-based health-tech started in 2021 and offers telemedicine services through a network of 600 physicians. It has also partnered with 16 pharmacies and 29 laboratories. Its cost-effective and accessible healthcare services are offered through a mobile application, website, WhatsApp chatbot, and SMS service.

UM6P Ventures is an African-based early-stage ventures firm operating two funds; a Digital Transformation fund and a Deeptech Ventures fund. It caters to innovators and entrepreneurs in the fields of science and technology and invests in startups from their creation to Series A funding.

Zuri Health’s Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder, Titilola Olaolu-Hassan shared “Being at the helm of a rapidly growing and evolving company like Zuri Health is an interesting challenge. The company’s growth rate shows that we are doing something right. We will continue to improve our operations and services to serve people better.”

Zuri Health has caught the attention of industry players and stakeholders. It has received 19 awards and accolades, including being the winner of the Villgro Africa Healthcare Innovation Challenge in partnership with Johnson and Johnson Impact Ventures to assist healthcare professionals and winning the SANKALP Awards 2022.

Last year, the company was among 14 African countries selected for a $7 million fund fronted by pan-African support organization Investing in Innovation (i3).

In December, the startup launched its Continuous Care Program in partnership with Pharmaplus Pharmacies Limited to offer support to persons with Chronic illnesses. The program aims to offer chronic care patients in the country a wider range of healthcare services, including medication management and access to the Continuous Care Program.