Techawk

Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Startups News Hub

Update: Helium Health Closes $10m Investment Co-led by Global Ventures and AAIC Japan

Reading Time: < 1 minute

Helium Health

Helium Health, a West African digital medical records provider has secured a $10 million investment co-led by Dubai-based Global Ventures and AAIC Japan.

China’s Tencent also participated in the funding rounding according to Noor Sweid, general partner and founder at Global Ventures said.

“Only 30% of hospital visits across Africa are recorded so it’s a massive need in the market,” she said.

This is Global Ventures’ first investment in a health technology firm. The Dubai-based firm has 14 different investments in companies including fintech startups.

“Now what we are excited about is health tech. That for the next five years is what fintech was for the last five years,” Sweid said.

The venture capital arm of Abu Dhabi state investor Mubadala plans to launch a healthcare fund next year to tap into increased demand for investment in life sciences and digital health technology following the coronavirus outbreak.

Founded by Goke Olubusi, Tito Ovia and Dimeji Sofowora in 2016, Helium Health has taken hospitals, clinics, and other health facilities digital almost instantly using our flagship Electronic Medical Records/Hospital Management Information System (EMR/HMIS) product.

READ  African Female-led Startups Can Now Apply For GreenHouse Lab Accelerator Program

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

 

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.