Kenyan health tech startup, Afya Rekod, which digitizes, and stores patients health data, has closed a $2 million seed funding to scale its product and expand into new African markets.
Through its digital health data platform, AfyaRekod allows health facilities to capture, store, have real-time access and mobility of the patients’ health data.
Through the data, health institutions, partners and patients can make insightful data-driven decisions that allow doctors to provide better healthcare for patients.
The latest funding was led by a US-based seed-stage venture capital Mac Venture Capital. Next Chymia, an Asian private firm that focuses on blockchain-based companies, also participated in the round.
Speaking on the investment, Afya Rekod Founder and CEO John Kamara said: “We are very excited about this investment as it will help us grow in key markets in our journey to become the leading patient mobility-focused health platform in the world. Our mission is to empower patients by giving them access to their health data and to connect with the health ecosystem including hospitals, pharmacies, insurance and beyond.”
“One of the things we liked most about Afya Rekod was its commitment to patient-centred health innovation and how it addresses the gaps of current healthcare issues. The pandemic has pressed the fast-forward button, bringing an urgency into health data accessibility and analytics. This is a global problem that can be addressed by innovative private companies like Afya Rekod. We’re thrilled to partner with the team to tackle this challenging problem in healthcare,” said Marlon Nichols, Founding Managing Partner of MaC Venture Capital.
Afya Rekod has over 150,000 users in 5 countries. Its key partnerships include The Association of Sisterhoods of Kenya (AOSK) with over 500 hospitals across Kenya; Healthy Mind Foundation to train psychiatrists in Lagos Nigeria; and Alchemy in South Africa to onboard private and public hospitals in Southern Africa.